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Gold Seller Running Out of Bars, Coins in London After Trump Win

  • Sharps Pixley orders emergency imports of Britannia gold coins
  • Company ‘swamped’ with demand is also running low on gold bars
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

London-based gold dealer Sharps Pixley Ltd. is running out of bars and coins as buying surges after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency.

The company’s store, a short walk from Buckingham Palace, has arranged emergency imports of Britannia coins and kilogram (2.2 pound) bars to meet demand. The frenzy began on its website overnight and continued in store this morning, Chief Executive Officer Ross Norman said by phone.