Updated on 1 February 2019

Product information

Why is there a difference between the spot price listed on your website and the price that I pay?

The spot price is the price at which a metal is traded on the open commodity market. It does not include the costs of refining the raw, newly-mined metal and manufacturing coins and bars from it. This inherent fabrication cost is factored into the prices listed on our bullion product list.

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Are the products that you sell taxable?

No, Kitco does not charge sales tax on any of its products or on any transaction.

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Can I buy bullion bars from a specific refiner or bullion coins from a specific year?

Kitco mostly sells circulated precious metal bullion coins and bars. We cannot guarantee the availability of a specific refiner, year or condition for any bar or coin we sell. The market value of precious metal bullion bars and coins does not depend on their manufacturer, year of mintage or appearance. Minor blemishes and regular wear and tear do not deplete the value of precious metal bullion coins and bars. The bar or coin that you receive will therefore retain its full market value regardless of its age or manufacturer.

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Do the bars that you sell include assay certificates?

Most precious metal bullion manufacturers do not issue assay certificates with their bars. However, all bars are stamped with the names of their makers, their weight and their purity. In some cases, precious metal bullion bars also bear a serial number. These markings attest to the bars’ fineness and genuineness and are widely recognized and accepted by bullion dealers the world over. The value of precious metal bullion bars is therefore not dependent on the presence or absence of an assay certificate. Moreover, most of our bars are sourced from suppliers who meet the stringent criteria for inclusion on industry-standard Good Delivery lists, links to which are listed below.

Gold Silver
CME Group - Gold CME Group - Silver
LBMA - Gold & Silver
Platinum Palladium
CME Group - Platinum CME Group - Palladium
LPPM - Platinum LPPM - Palladium
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Do you sell physical precious metal products not listed on your website?

Kitco often has items in stock that are not listed on our website. To enquire about items such as different ounce size bars and bullion coins, please call (852) 2827-7800.

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