Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Feb. 26, 2020
Jun. 28, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]   
Document Type10-K  
Document Annual Reporttrue  
Document Period End DateDec. 31, 2019  
Current Fiscal Year End Date--12-31  
Document Transition Reportfalse  
Entity File Number001-34441  
Entity Registrant NameABERDEEN STANDARD GOLD ETF TRUST  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country CodeNY  
Entity Tax Identification Number26-4587209  
Entity Address, Address Line One712 Fifth Avenue  
Entity Address, Address Line Two49th Floor  
Entity Address, City or TownNew York  
Entity Address, State or ProvinceNY  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code10019  
City Area Code844  
Local Phone Number383-7289  
Title of 12(b) SecurityAberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF  
Trading SymbolSGOL  
Security Exchange NameNYSEArca  
Entity Well-known Seasoned IssuerYes  
Entity Voluntary FilersNo  
Entity Current Reporting StatusYes  
Entity Interactive Data CurrentYes  
Entity Filer CategoryLarge Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Businessfalse  
Entity Emerging Growth Companyfalse  
Entity Shell Companyfalse  
Entity Central Index Key0001450923  
Amendment Flagfalse  
Document Fiscal Year Focus2019  
Document Fiscal Period FocusFY  
Entity Public Float  $ 938,400,000
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 93,100,000 
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