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.
Hatton Garden Metals
Hatton Garden Metals (hattongardenmetals.com) Gary Ryan, are just one of the many coin websites worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission.
Although their main site hattongardenmetals.com does not contain any of our copyright images as far as we can tell, they own and operate krugerrands.org.uk which does use one of our images on all its pages, as its banner or logo.
Krugerrands.org.uk also states it is an information site, although it appears to us to be an SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) exercise aimed at generating more traffic and customers to the main Hatton Garden Metals site, with a thin veneer of (slightly inaccurate) information on it's index page.
We reproduce here the index page of krugerrands.org.uk; they are clearly using our 2004 Proof Krugerrand reverse image.
This is used as part of its banner or logo, and is repeated on all the pages of its site.
Krugerrands.Org.Uk is an information site, according to its home page, so we would be more restrained in our thoughts about them. It does appear to us, however, that the site is unlikely to be run purely for the benefit of the public, and it is clear that it is financed by income from advertising, links, sponsorship, or similar, in which case, it is a commercial site.
Not only this, but the links on the hattongardenmetals.com site are to Hatton Garden Metals which is one of our direct competitors.
We can find no acknowledgement or credit for the photographs which have been used on the site.
As the site promotes other dealers, via advertising and other links, we consider that our photographs are being used in an unfair commercial manner, to the benefit of the site owners and its advertisers, owners and sponsors.
The owner of krugerrands.org.uk is stated to be Gary Ryan, a "UK Individual", and entitled to have his name and address omitted from the Whois service, yet the site itself states that it is a Hatton Garden Metals website. Which of these two statements is true and which false, we cannot discern with certainty, but is is clear that the two statements appear to be mutually incompatible and contradictory.
32/33 hatton garden
london, essex EC1N 8DL
Domain name: HATTONGARDENMETALS.COM
ryan, gary firstname.lastname@example.org
32/33 hatton garden
london, essex EC1N 8DL
32/33 hatton garden
london, essex EC1N 8DL
Registration Service Provider:
Whois History: 90 records have been archived since 2008-01-27 .
"gary ryan" owns about 153 other domains
Krugerrands.Org.UK Index or Home Page
Krugerrand Prices Buy Krugerrands Sell Krugerrands Other Gold Coins Contact Us
Krugerrands.org.uk is a free to use information website provided by Hatton Garden Metals.
We are a well known London gold dealer from whom you can buy krugerrands & sell krugerrands.
Krugerrands - Advice on Buying & Selling Krugerrands
Krugerrands offer a simple and straightforward way for you to invest some of your money into gold, since they are an official gold bullion coin containing 1 ounce of fine gold.
Krugerrands always have a value based on the price of gold, which may increase or decrease, and they also may have an additional value to coin collectors depending on their rarity and condition.
The krugerrand is a very well known gold bullion coin, and it is also available in smaller sizes, with a half krugerrand, quarter krugerrand, and 1/10th of a krugerrand containing half an ounce of gold, a quarter of an ounce of gold, and a tenth of an ounce of gold respectively.
The krugerrand is a South African gold bullion coin that was first produced in 1967 and is a legal tender gold coin, meaning that it can be used as currency to pay for goods or services.
Because the value of gold can fluctuate quite markedly the krugerrand was not issued with a face value, rather it's purchasing power as a legal tender coin is based on the market value of gold at any given time. Because gold prices change constantly, krugerrand prices change constantly also.
This is to address the problem that otherwise the coin could sometimes have a face value in excess of it's gold content, and other times it may have a value worth far less than it's gold content value.
The Krugerrand weighs 33.93 grams and is made of 22 ct gold, which is 91.67% pure. Although the krugerrand contains 1 ounce of gold, it actually weighs more than one ounce.
This is because of the addition of other metals to make the gold alloy harder, and the coin more durable - 24ct gold is just far too soft for use in gold coins.
Why Buy Krugerrands?
Gold has always been a way to protect the value of money, since gold is in limited supply (it cannot be manufactured), and it is accepted worldwide as a form of payment, and as having value.
This means that even though the price of gold may fluctuate, over time the value of gold generally increases, while the value of currency may be eroded by inflation and other economic factors.
It is for this reason that when we enter a recession or economic downturn many people invest in gold as a way to protect the value of their money or savings.
One thing to bear in mind whether you buy krugerrands or any other form of gold coin is that you will always pay a slight premium over the market value of gold when you buy, and you will always recieve (sic) slightly less than the market value of gold when you sell.
This very similar to the spread when you buy or sell shares and is how gold coin dealers make their money.
You also need to bear in mind that buying krugerrands or other gold coins should be viewed as a longer term investment.
If you bought some krugerrands today and sold them in a couple of weeks time then you would probably lose money because of the spreads involved, and because gold prices would most probably not have risen significantly during that time (they may have actually fallen!).
As long as you are aware of these facts and you are buying krugerrands as a longer term investment then the krugerrand (or kruger) offers an excellent way to put some of your money into gold.
Other Gold Coins
There are many other kinds of gold coins, like the Canadian Maple, the Chinese Panda, the American Gold Eagle, and of course the good old Gold Sovereign.
All of these coins are available in their "full" size and in smaller sizes as with the krugerrand. The gold sovereign is available as a full sovereign or half sovereign.
You can find out more about these coins and our prices on our gold coins page.
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About Hatton Garden Metals
Formed in the heart of Hatton Garden we have the fastest access to many of the largest gold refiners and gold reclaimers in the UK. Hatton Garden Metals are quickly becoming a market leader in recovering precious metal from old jewellery and from scrap materials produced by jewellery manufacturers.
From our Hatton Garden location we are able to negotiate on a personal basis with most of the UK’s leading refiners, importers and wholesalers to ensure the best deals for our customers.
You can see by checking out our rate tables we pay the highest commission on your unwanted jewellery and precious metal waste.
Hatton Garden Metals wants you to be completely happy with any service you choose to use. We aim to provide a hassle free service so that our customers return to us time after time.
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Company Registration Number : 6426684 | VAT Registration Number : 926 1883 05
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Name & Registered Office:
HATTON GARDEN METALS LIMITED
SECOND FLOOR CENTRAL HOUSE
10 ST CROSS STREET HATTON GARDEN
Company No. 06426684
Status: Active Date of Incorporation: 14/11/2007 Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: Private Limited Company Nature of Business (SIC(03)): 7487 - Other business activities
Accounting Reference Date: 31/03
Last Accounts Made Up To: 31/03/2009 (TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL)
Next Accounts Due: 31/12/2010
Last Return Made Up To: 14/11/2009
Next Return Due: 12/12/2010
Last Members List: 14/11/2009
Date of change Previous Name
18/02/2008 COOK NINETY NINE LIMITED
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There are no UK Establishments associated with this company.
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Gold Coin Investment Advice & Scrap Gold Selling Advice
If you want advice about buying or selling gold coins or scrap gold, we have a number of pages on this site which will provide exactly what you want, without dubious advice and advertising. Use the above links.
Dubious Advice Site
If you see a website offering advice, check to see whether you can find out quickly and easily who is giving the advice, and what experience or qualifications they have to give the advice.
Although hattongardenmetals.com states quite transparently that it is provided by Hatton Garden Metals, it does claim to be an advice site, yet its Krugerrand Prices Buy Krugerrands Sell Krugerrands & Other Gold Coins pages, which are all very similar to each other, indicate otherwise, that it is a trading site.
While it is possible to invite trade and give good advice on the same site (we do it), there are potential conflicts of interest between the two functions. If hattongardenmetals.com were to give truly impartial advice it would probably tell you that our company (Chard) are almost certainly more competitive on buy and sell prices for Krugerrands, sovereigns, and most other bullion and collector coins, and that we are well-established, and that our web sites contain far more information, and more accurate information than their own site.
Much of the advice and information given on Krugerrands is wrong (although sometimes it is almost right, which means it is wrong).
You should therefore avoid it for this reason alone, but there are more reasons.
Hatton Garden Metals Prices
If Hatton Garden Metals is being honest about the prices it pays, then it is quite a competitive buyer judging from a price buying price published on its site at the time we wrote this page. It appeared to be offering about 95% of intrinsic gold value.
In view of the other inconsistencies and tricks employed on its sites, we cannot bring ourselves to believe that Hatton Garden Metals is entirely trustworthy, and we could not recommend it to potential customers.
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Krugerrands Krugerrands Page
Reverse of 2004 Proof One Ounce Krugerrand