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Gold

The Bank of England has one of the world’s largest reserves of gold, with around 400,000 bars worth over £100 billion kept in our vaults.

We only own two of the gold bars in our vaults. One of these is on display in the Bank of England Museum, and you can hold it when you visit. Instead, we store the gold bars on behalf of HM Treasury, other central banks and some commercial firms.
 
You can watch a video about our gold on our Knowledge Bank website or to see more photos visit our Flickr page.