Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2021
Apr. 13, 2021
Jul. 31, 2020
Document Information Line Items   
Entity Registrant NameVANECKMERK GOLD TRUST  
Trading SymbolOUNZ  
Document Type10-K  
Current Fiscal Year End Date--01-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 25,997,026 
Entity Public Float  $ 371,730,932
Amendment Flagfalse  
Entity Central Index Key0001546652  
Entity Current Reporting StatusYes  
Entity Voluntary FilersNo  
Entity Filer CategoryAccelerated Filer  
Entity Well-known Seasoned IssuerNo  
Document Period End DateJan. 31, 2021  
Document Fiscal Year Focus2021  
Document Fiscal Period FocusFY  
Entity Small Businessfalse  
Entity Emerging Growth Companyfalse  
Entity Shell Companyfalse  
Document Annual Reporttrue  
Document Transition Reportfalse  
Entity File Number001-36459  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country CodeNY  
Entity Tax Identification Number46-6582016  
Entity Address, Address Line Onec/o Merk Investments LLC  
Entity Address, Address Line Two44 Montgomery St #3730  
Entity Address, City or TownSan Francisco  
Entity Address, State or ProvinceCA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code94104  
City Area Code(650)  
Local Phone Number323-4341  
Title of 12(b) SecurityVanEck Merk Gold Shares  
Security Exchange NameNYSE  
Entity Interactive Data CurrentYes  

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