Perhaps we should be flattered by the number of people including dealers who continually infringe our IP (Intellectual Property) rights by using our copyright images, but we do not find it amusing, and will take legal action against any copyright thieves.
Goldcore Ltd goldcore.com
Goldcore Ltd goldcore.com of London & Ireland are just one of the many dishonest gold & coin dealers worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission.
On their "Krugerrands" page http://www.goldcore.com/product/modern_gold_coins/kruggerand, which we reproduce here, they are clearly using our 2004 Proof Krugerrand images, and we are still checking the remainder.
Goldcore Ltd goldcore.com About Us Page
Goldcore Ltd goldcore.com claims:
Founded in 2003 as a Precious Metals specialist, GoldCore has evolved into a brand name and a company that is devoted to the provision of honest, objective, jargon free advice in our arenas of excellence; Bullion Services and a unique globally focused Wealth Management Service.
The GoldCore Approach
Our corporate philosophy acknowledges that a business can only be built by delivering on the promises that it makes. GoldCore delivers what we say, when we say it, in the manner in which we say. At GoldCore we pride ourselves on being asset diversification specialists. We understand that the bedrock of portfolio performance lies firmly in the decisions made during the asset allocation process. Our Bullion Services team provides access to a suite of precious metal products for institutional, corporate and retail investors alike. Our Wealth Management department provides an asset diversification and allocation advice service for our private clients in Ireland. GoldCore welcomes the opportunity to put our skills and our independent approach to work on your behalf.
The value of precious metal is defined by the international financial markets and is driven by the underlying fundamentals of supply and demand coupled with the global macroeconomic fundamentals. At GoldCore, we understand that nobody can predict the future movement of any market. Dispelling the myths about precious metal investing is the central tenet upon which we have built our business and reputation. This allows us to continually deliver on our clients’ expectations and it is why our clients return. Clear, objective, jargon free advice is what you will receive from GoldCore – the trusted professionals.
About Gold Core
GoldCore are respected international bullion dealers who are experts in the execution and logistics of the highly specialised precious metals market.
GoldCore have been providing precious metal investment solutions for an International client base since 2003. Today, our team of experts service all investor classes from private individuals to companies and institutional investors. Whether you are a small or large investor looking to take delivery or arrange for secure, trusted insured storage, GoldCore has a solution to suit your needs.
GoldCore understands the importance of reputation when a client chooses a precious metals partner. Our reputation is hard won and built on experience, knowledge, award-winning research and a dedication to delivering client satisfaction. Trust is earned one client at a time and one partner at a time. The calibre of our logistical network ranges from highly respected independent global storage providers to government mints in some of the world's safest precious metal producing countries.
When investing in precious metals, the options are manifold. At GoldCore we differentiate between these options based on our client’s desire for proximity to their precious metal. Whether our clients are taking personal possession of their precious metal or investing in government guaranteed certificates, each method has implications from the perspective of counterparty risk, title, cost, liquidity and price. Our product suite has something to suit all investors. See overleaf for details.
As client needs differ, so too does the ideal method of investing in precious metals. GoldCore strives to provide the optimum solution to meet our client’s needs. GoldCore are dedicated to being an industry leader in the provision of precious metal investment solutions and a pioneer of product innovation. Meeting the needs of our clients ranges from manufacturing usage and commodity investment to protecting an investment portfolio from macro-economic risks such as inflation.
The Kruggerand (sic)
The South African Krugerrand was first produced in 1967. Since then it has become the most widely owned gold bullion coin in the world. Each Krugerrand contains exactly 1 ounce of pure gold, added to which is a small amount of copper to provide durability. Thus the coins are of 22 karat gold. The obverse depicts Paul Kruger, the last President of the original South African Republic from 1883 to 1902; the reverse shows the national animal of South Africa - the springbok.
They were the first gold bullion coins produced in an exact 1-ounce size, and sold for simply the spot gold price and a slight mark-up to cover manufacture and distribution. The huge supply of Krugerrands on the market makes it the least expensive choice in tradable gold bullion.
Gold Content 1.0 troy ounce (31.103 grammes)
Diameter 32.7 mm
Thickness 2.83 mm
Face Design Springbok
Obverse Design Paul Kruger
First Released 1967
Minted Face Value or Legal Tender n/a
Goldcore Limited is regulated by the Irish Financial Regulator.
Goldcore Limited is registered in the Companies Registration Office under Company number 377252.
Registered for VAT under number 6397252A.
First, and most obvious, Goldcore Ltd goldcore.com have taken and used our copyright images without our consent or prior knowledge. This is a clear breach of our Intellectual Property Rights. We call it image theft, and it is dishonest. It is also unprofessional.
If the company is an important well established bullion dealer, then surely it could afford to take its own photographs, buy them from an image library, or commission them from a professional photographer. Instead it appears to have chosen to steal our pictures. Apart from exposing them as cheapskates, it is unfair competition.
- Goldcore Ltd goldcore.com expect their customers to trust them with the storage of high value assets, yet they cannot be trusted not to steal images.
- Goldcore claim to be honest. Theft of copyright images is dishonest. Stolen from a competitor is doubly dishonest. Failing to give us a credit is triply dishonest.
- A quick search found our images on at least 8 different Goldcore pages. There may be more.
Apart from an image of a sign "No1 Cornhill", we cannot find Goldcore's address on its goldcore.com website. Although this may simply be an oversight, or an omission by a web designer, it may be deliberate. It is one of the first things we look for when deciding whether the company or individual behind a website is genuine or dodgy. Dodgy dealers tend to hide behind anonymity. It's surprising therefore that a company which claims such a high profile, and high integrity, should fail to include its address clearly, at least on its "About" or "Contact" page.
Update 21st August, 2015 - Goldcore have now added their address onto their 'Contact Us' section.
14 Fitzwilliam Square
No. 1 Cornhill
London EC3V 3ND
What's in a Name?
We had been wondering why Gold & Silver Investments Ltd should change its name to Goldcore. Could it be so that it sounds like Gold Corps? (Gold Corporation of Australia).
Other Copyright Abuse
Other Web Sites
All comments about copyright also cover content of all our other websites including, but not limited to:-
Goldcore Ltd goldcore.com Krugerrands Page
Reverse of 2004 Proof One Ounce Krugerrand
Obverse of 2004 Proof One Ounce Krugerrand