| Goldman Sachs Physical Gold an investment trust. The Trust issues Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF Shares (the shares), which represent units of fractional undivided beneficial interest in it. Gold Corporation (the Custodial Sponsor) and Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC (the Administrative Sponsor and, together with Custodial Sponsor, the Sponsors) are the sponsors of the Trust. The primary objective of the Trust is to provide investors with an opportunity to invest in gold through the shares, and have the gold stored by the Custodial Sponsor. An additional objective of the Trust is for the shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold less the expenses of the Trust's operations. The AAAU average annual return since 2018 is shown above.
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