Frequent questions


What are the advantages and disadvantages of collector coins compared to investment coins? What should I be careful about when buying them and is the collector's edition a guarantee of good investment?

These are the most commonly issued coins in a limited edition, which, depending on the size of the edition increases the future purchase price of the coins. The advantage is that the value of the coin does not only increase as the price of gold increases, but also increases due to the rareness that increases with time. On the contrary, the disadvantage is the liquidity of such coins, which are more of a collector's or professional investment interest. Not every coin achieves the high value given by the limited edition. Collector coins are sold at a higher (sometimes much higher) price than standard investment coins after minting. Investing requires a deep knowledge of the matters, otherwise there is a risk that the client will buy at a high price and sell cheaply.


What kind of advantages it means? Is it worth it instead of buying each gram separately? Why a multigram from IBIS InGold?

Ideal liquidity assurance in the event of disasters, collapse and currency crisis. Its advantage is easy storage, divisibility, high liquidity and VERISCAN™ on each piece. IBIS InGold guarantees the purchase of individual parts of Multigram. Also interesting is the purchase price, which is more advantageous than buying each 1 gram separately.


Why is it better than a paper form of gold? Why is investment in physical gold so safe and more effective in the long run?

Physical gold represents a real protection against inflation, adverse political influences or economic instability. The physical form of gold differs substantially from the paper one (ETF certificates, gold funds, shares funds, etc.). The paper gold is a financial asset and the investor often buys just a promise, a castle in the air. In fact, gold declared on the gold plated paper certificate does not physically exist, or the volume of gold issued in the certificates is more than the real amount of physical gold available at all. The paper investment system may not be under the control of the ordinary investor and is dependent on the decisions of bankers or politicians and financial institutions. The settlement of the paper gold is mostly in money, not in physical gold. In contrast, physical gold is tangible property without the risk of counterparty behaviour.


What is the strength of a precious metal? Why is it my money security and why does it work better than other long-term bond assets? How will be gold in the future?

Gold is a store of value and is practically independent of economic conditions. Unlike shares in companies or government bonds, gold will always maintain its value. Almost every country has experienced at least one major currency crisis in the last hundred years. Those who held a part of their property in gold survived these periods relatively well. Unfortunately, most people have seen how their many years of savings become worthless, sometimes even within a few days. However, gold remains an insurance against an inflation in turbulent or uncertain times. Compared to gold, all of the currencies are losing their purchasing power due to the constant rise in prices of goods and services. Only from 2000 to 2010 increased its price five times. Gold is also increasingly used as a hedge against the fluctuation of the USD exchange rate, which is still considered the main currency in the world. Gold and USD are the main reserve instruments of central banks. If the USD exchange rate to other currencies raises (the USD strengthens), the price of gold in USD usually decreases, and vice versa, if the USD exchange rate declines to other currencies (the USD weakens), the price of gold in USD usually increases. Therefore, gold has proved itself many times in the past as an effective protection against a weak currency in general.


Why diversify your investment portfolio to thirds and how to do it to make it both profitable and secure? What role does gold play in it?

Gold is a key part of the three spokes rule. This is a unique investment rule that has never failed in centuries. There is a rumour that the richest human communities, such as China's foreign diaspora, Jews, or Armenians follow this rule. Their legendary wealth is largely based on adherence to the rule of the three spokes. And all that is needed besides is the time. These communities count on this.

How does the three spokes rule work? Imagine an imaginary wheel divided into three slices (by spokes). One spoke represents commercial instruments (money, stocks, bonds). The second spoke represents real estates and the third represents precious metals. Whoever thinks in long‑term, invests one third of his property in each spoke. One of the spokes of the fictional wheel points at twelve o'clock, the other at four in the afternoon and the third at eight o'clock in the evening. As the years run and the wheel spins, the spokes are changing each other. This brings the individual segments of the investment to the sunlight and the investor buys or sells according to the current situation. Gold is a meaningful item in every portfolio because it behaves anti‑cyclically to the US dollar and stocks, i.e. if stocks and dollar are falling, the price of gold rises and vice versa. Therefore, gold serves as a stabilizer.


Why precious metals can't be traced, and what are the benefits? Is it better than a real estate or shares?

Gold, unlike shares or real estate, cannot be traced (melting the bars will destroy the bar numbers), it can be sold anonymously anywhere in the world (liquidity), cannot be traced publicly, bears no address, no owner name, no purchase price, etc.


How is it in comparison with gold? Why is silver often forgotten? Is it worth to reach for the grey metal besides the yellow metal?

The expected development of the price growth has much greater potential than in a case of gold. Historically, the price ratio between gold and silver has been monitored. At present, the scissors are very wide open between these two metals, the price of silver has fallen much more than the price of gold. While the price of gold from its peak in 2011 fell in the order of 30 %, the price of silver fell in the order of 70 %. Now the silver has a much higher potential for price increase than gold.

The disadvantage of silver is in greater volatility. While the price of gold is influenced primarily by macroeconomic indicators, the price of silver depends, besides macroeconomic indicators, also on industrial production, because the low price still makes it a metal for an industrial processing.

Another disadvantage of silver is its VAT burden. Silver is sold with VAT, but the purchase is without VAT. VAT thus increases the spread (difference between buy and purchase price) on silver by 21 % more than in case of gold.

The third disadvantage of silver is its volume. While for 40 000 EUR we buy approximately one kilogram of gold, which is as big as a standard iPhone and therefore easy to transport or store, for 40 000 EUR we buy more than 50 kilograms of silver, which is much larger and bulkier.


How does the company work? What is so unique about the products offered? What products to choose?

Market leader with more than 20 years of history. They offer their customers unique possibilities and benefits – saving in investment precious metals, purchase of investment ingots and coins Kangaroo with the protective element VERISCAN™ from the prestigious brand PAMP, free deposits and guarantee of repurchase of ingots and coins. They have an elaborate system of informing clients on interesting possibilities of purchase and a user - friendly interface. They specify both purchase and repurchase prices transparently.


How long has the refinery been working and why is it one of the best gold producers? What products does the company offer and what makes the company so progressive?

Founded in 1977, the Swiss refinery is recognized as a global leader in the production of investment gold bars in size from 1 gram to 100 grams. PAMP is known for its pioneering spirit, as evidenced by the introduction of a wide range of decorative designs of investment bars. The most famous design is LADY FORTUNA™ – the goddess of fortune and plenty. The PAMP refinery meets the Good Delivery quality certificate, its products have been accredited by the Swiss National Bank, Dubai Multi Commodities Center, Shanghai Gold Exchange, COMEX/NYMEX, TOCOM and others. From the PAMP workshop comes a completely unique method of non-destructive authentication of gold bars – VERISCAN™, which reliably identifies products produced by the PAMP refinery and ensures security and safety for all investors.


How to check the authenticity of gold bars and coins? What makes VERISCAN™ so ground-breaking and why reach for the gold that passes through it?

It is a unique technology and is currently the only non-destructive method for verifying the authenticity of a metal. This technology is used by PAMP for its ingots and coins produced. The unique surface of each bar or coin is scanned during its production and it is then recorded in a database with which it is possible to compare the bar or coin at any time using a mobile phone or a scanner.