British Sovereigns are a great way to buy gold. Sovereigns have been used as real money for hundreds of years and are recognized throught the world.
In fact, Sovereign gold coins were included in WWII aviator survival kits, figuring whereever the pilot was shot down in the world he would have a recognizable spendable unit of gold.
Each sovereign contains 0.2354 troy ounces of actual gold. Sovereigns are available at just a small markup to the gold content.