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BSP Gold Buying Program

The BSP purchases gold from small-scale miners in accordance with Republic Act No. 7076 (People’s Small Scale Mining Act of 1991) and from other sources. It then refines the gold purchased to forms acceptable in the international bullion markets.

The BSP has five existing buying stations located in Quezon City, Baguio City, Davao City, Zamboanga City, and Naga City.


  1. Gold may be sold to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) through its buying stations in the Department of General Services (DGS) in the Security Plant Complex, Quezon City and in the Bangko Sentral regional offices in Davao City (BSRO-Davao), Zamboanga City (BSRU-Zamboanga), Baguio City (BSRU-Baguio) and Naga City (BSRU-Naga).

  2. The Bangko Sentral shall purchase the refined gold in Philippine pesos (PHP), at the prevailing international gold market price and prevailing PHP / USD exchange rate set by the BSP Treasury Department on a daily basis.

  3. Gold traders / residents intending to sell their gold to the Bangko Sentral shall address and present to the Office of the Director, DGS (if sold to the DGS buying station) or to the Office of the Regional Administrator (if sold to the regional buying stations), their “Letter of Delivery and Sale” clearly indicating that the gold is offered for sale for value on the date of delivery and must be received not later than 2:00 p.m. of the advice date.

    a. Forms of the “Letter of Delivery and Sale” shall be provided by BSP.
    b. Xerox or other reproduced copies shall not be allowed / accepted.

  4. Requirements for Acceptance:

    a. Physical Form

    1. Bar or disc (powder is not accepted).
    2. Should not contain mercury or amalgam in any quantity.
    3. Free of slag or other foreign matter.
    4. No sign of metallic segregation / layering or poured shortness.
    5. Should not be damp or wet.

    b. Maximum Dimensions

    1. Bar : 16.5 cm (6.5”) long x 8 cm (3”) wide x 4 cm (1.5”) thick
    2. Disc : 10 cm (4”) diameter x 5 cm (2”) thick maximum
    c. Weight
    1. Maximum weight per bar or disc shall be approximately 160 tr. oz. (@ 5 kg.)
    2. Maximum weight per lot shall be approximately 320 Tr. Oz. (@ 10 kg.)
    d. Minimum Preliminary Gold Assay – 30%
    e. For first time sellers - Accomplishment of Specimen Signature Card with picture and name/s of authorized representative/s.

    Payment Scheme:

    a. Initial payment equivalent to 99% of the value of the delivery based on as-received weight and preliminary assay by specific gravity method less the 2% Excise Tax and the 5% Creditable Withholding tax shall be paid the following business day after date of delivery / sale, depending on the volume of purchase.

    b. Final settlement of the balance shall be paid upon completion of evaluation melting and final assay or within thirty (30) calendar days from date of delivery / sale, depending on the volume of purchase.

  5. Deductions (processing cost and metal recovery factors) shall be applied in accordance with the following schedule:

Bar Assay Fineness

Processing Cost**
(PHP / tr.oz. of material received)

Metal Recovery Factor, %

995 and above

PHP 34.00


900 to less than 995



700 to less than 900



500 to less than 700



300 to less than 500



Silver Recovery – 97% for assay of 1% and higher; no recovery for assay below 1%

** Minimum charge of PHP 1,600.00 per delivery

BSP Gold Buying Stations



- RCBC Building, Session Road, Baguio City
(074) 4449512


- BSP Davao Regional Office, Quirino Avenue, Davao City
(082) 2279051 local 225 and 229


- BSP Naga Regional Office, Roxas Avenue, Diversion Road, Naga City
(054) 473.9073


- LMS Building I, Veterans Avenue, Zamboanga City
(062) 991.0146


- Security Plant Complex,East Avenue, Quezon City
(02) 925.7179 and (02) 929.7071 loc 337


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