The Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2023-24 – Series II will be open for subscription from September 11–15, 2023. The Subscription of the Gold Bonds under this Scheme shall be open (Monday to Friday) on the dates specified above, provided that the Central Government may, with prior notice, close the Scheme at any time before the period specified above.
The nominal value of the bond based on the simple average of closing price [published by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd (IBJA)] for gold of 999 purity of the last three working days of the week preceding the subscription period, i.e. September 06, September 07, and September 08, 2023 works out to ₹5,923/- (Rupees Five thousand nine hundred and twenty-three only) per gram of gold.
The government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to offer a discount of ₹50/- per gram less than the nominal value to those investors applying online, and the payment against the application is made through digital mode. For such investors, the issue price of Gold Bond will be ₹5,873/- (Rupees Five thousand eight hundred and seventy three only) per gram of gold.
The bonds issued will be denominated in multiples of gram (s) of gold with a basic unit of 1 gram. The tenor of the bond will be for 8 years with an exit option after the 5th year to be exercised on the next interest payment dates. The minimum permissible investment is 1 gram of gold. The maximum limit of subscription is 4 kilograms for individuals, 4 kilograms for HUF, and 20 kilograms for trusts and similar entities per fiscal (April-March).
The bonds will be sold through banks (except small finance banks and payment banks), Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd (SHCIL), designated post offices, and the National Stock Exchange and BSE. To know how to subscribe to Sovereign Gold Bonds click: the guidelines
To know more about the advantage of sovereign gold bonds over the physical form of gold bonds Click “Advantage of Gold Bonds“.