Sovereign Gold Bonds will be issued on payment of rupees and denominated in grams of gold. Minimum investment in the bond shall be 1 grams. The bonds can be bought by Indian residents or entities and is capped at 4 kg for individuals, 4 kg for Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) and 20 kg for trusts and similar entities notified by the government.
 
SGB Series II 2017-18 Features

Bond Issue - Starting Date
09th October 2017
Bond Issue - Ending Date
11th October2017
Date of Issuance
16th October2017
Issue Price
Rs2,956/Gram
Minimum investment
1 gram
Maximum investment
4 kg for individuals, 4 kg for Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) and 20 kg for trusts and similar entities notified by the government
Rate of Interest
2.50 % (fixed rate) per annum
Frequency of Interest Payment
Half Yearly Rests
Mode of Holding
Paper Form or Demat Form
Tenure
8 years, early redemption allowed after 5 years
Taxation
No TDS, but annual interest is fully taxable.
Capital Gain Tax is exempted