5 Best Cross Gold Pens

By Samantha Di Nardo

Cross pens ballpoint pen Classic Century 10k gold pen

5 Best Cross Gold Pens

By Samantha Di Nardo

Cross pens is known for their popular, reliable luxury pen lines. Today, you're going to read specifically about gold Cross pens which are some of the top-selling gift pens—especially pens for professionals.

At Dayspring Pens, we've worked to show the public that Cross pens make some of the most meaningful, high-quality, and affordable personalized gifts available online, such as their gold pens.

There's tons of product listings for gold pens out there in any Google search. However, what I want to do here is provide a helpful guide to the best Cross gold filled rolled pens. With this guide, you'll be able to (1) shop smart by comparing price tags and features, (2) figure out which gold pen will make the best gift, and (3) know where to look to buy your Cross pen.

So, without further ado...

Here's our list of the 5 best Cross gold pens:

I've ranked these gold pens:

5.) Cross Tech3+ 

With a starting price at $125.00, the Cross Tech3+ is a staff favorite at Dayspring Pens for a myriad of reasons but the biggest one is just how well it writes.

The Tech3+ in 10k gold is a 3 in 1 multifunction pen. You get a black ballpoint pen, a red ballpoint pen, and a 0.7mm pencil all rolled into one. Twisting the barrel reveals the different writing utensils. The "+" model means the stylus on the cap allows the pen to work on all tablet screens. What's more, there's an eraser which shows when you unscrew the cap.

Unlike the rest of the Cross ballpoint pens on our list, the Tech3+ is one of the only fine tip gold ballpoint pens that don't require you to change out the refill. This fine point, oil-based ballpoint pen glides with little to no interruption or skipping.

The mechanics of the Tech3+ are what make the pen a phenomenal choice as a writing instrument. However, as an added bonus, it's available with a 23 karat filled rolled gold or a rose gold plated finish taking it from an incredible professional pen to a practical luxury item.

4.) Cross Peerless

Cross Peerless 125 gold pen

Starting at $346.49, the Cross Peerless is considered the most premium of the luxury gold Cross pens. The Peerless was a success at its original manufacturing in 1889. Since then, it has been revamped in the Peerless 125 to show the classic, iconic history of Cross.

If you are looking for a show stopper, this is it. Details of 23kt pattern engraved gold plating with 23kt appointments, a round bezel jewelry setting complete with a premium Swarovski crystal, and high gloss lacquer inlays make this one fancy pen. 

The Peerless is available as a medium point ballpoint pen, gel ink rollerball pen, or a solid 18kt gold wide nib fountain pen. Moreover, it allows for conversion to a porous point felt pen and a jumbo ballpoint pen with a refill. This is a large pen so if you are looking for a wide barrel gold option, look no further.

This pen also comes in a special premium Cross gift box with a free glass cut pen rest.

Learn More: Cross Pen Refill Guide (Step-by-Step Instructions)

3.) Cross Century II

Cross Century II Gold Ballpoint Pen

Starting at $199.49, the Cross Century II features a bolder, more modern look compared to the Classic Century style. Add the 10 karat gold filled rolled finish to it and you have a Cross pen to go down in the books.

What's great about this pen is the size. It is somewhere between a slim and a more medium size barrel (think about the diameter of a standard Sharpie). This makes it a pretty universally comfortable pen no matter who is using it.

The Cross Century II has actually been made the official pen of the Biden Administration. In addition, Obama and Trump used this pen at different times.

This is honestly a really sharp looking pen. It comes in a variety of versions including s black medium tip ballpoint pen and rollerball pen. The fountain pen version of the Cross Century II 10k gold filled rolled pen features a hand-finished stainless steel nib. Also, the pen allows you to convert it to a porous point felt pen with a refill.

2.) Cross Townsend

Cross Century II Rollerball Pen with Gold Trim

Starting at $178.49, the Cross Townsend may be one of AT Cross's most illustrious pens. It's easy to see why it got the title of "The Pen of Presidents". The black lacquered, gold appointed version of this pen was the official pen of the White House under the Bush, Clinton, and Obama administrations to name a few.

The 10 karat filled rolled gold finish Townsend is an all-American pen. Art deco lines, distinctive finishes, and finesse are the hallmarks of this gold ballpoint pen. That's why The Strategist ranked it #24 in their master list.

The Cross Townsend is a medium girth pen that has a weight and balance fine-tuned for comfortable writing and a large cap perfect for a custom engraving.

This 10k gold plate pen is available as a black ballpoint pen, a gel ink rollerball, and a medium nib fountain pen. 

Related Reading: How Much Are Cross Pens Worth?

1.) Cross Classic Century

Classic Century Gold Pen Set

The Cross Classic Century 23k gold pen comes in first for the best gold Cross pens. It's not only a fantastic gold ballpoint pen, but also carries sheer variety and history.

The Cross Classic Century has been an icon of American pen design since 1946. The Peerless 125, the Century II, and the Townsend all owe part of their distinct styles and aesthetics to this original masterpiece.

The Classic Century 23 karat gold finish ballpoint pen is a traditional graduation gift and law enforcement gift that often becomes an antique heirloom. 

This is a thin barrel pen features a fine point in each writing style - ballpoint pen, rollerball pen, fountain pen. The Classic Century pen and pencil set features a 0.7mm mechanical pencil to pair. It is also one of the only Cross designs still manufactured as a pen and pencil set.

What are affordable alternatives to solid gold Cross pens?

Have you been looking for a more affordable alternative to gold Cross pens? I suggest looking at pens that aren't completely gold plated. Instead, go for those that feature gold plated appointments.

The alternatives are Medalist pens and black lacquer pens with gold appointments.

1.) Medalist pens

Cross Bailey Medalist Ballpoint Pen Free Engraving

Starting at $49.34, the medalist line of Cross pens are chrome plated barrels and caps with 23k gold filled rolled appointments.

These will be the most affordable price wise. They can be found in the Classic Century, Cross Century II, and Townsend lines as well as in the popular Cross Bailey pen line.

Cross medalist pens are available in multiple writing styles as a ballpoint pen, a rollerball pen, a fountain pen, and a mechanical pencil.

2.) Black pens with gold plated appointments

Cross Classic Black Gold Trim Ballpoint Pen

Starting at $60.89, the Cross black pens with gold accents are a beautiful alternative to a Cross filled rolled gold pens. Part of what makes these pens a crowd pleaser is how well they look with engraving no matter the writing style.

The Classic Century black ballpoint pen and pencil set has a matte black finish while the Cross Century II and the Townsend are high gloss black lacquer. All these pens feature 23k gold accents.

Each of these pens is available as a rollerball and a black ink fountain pen.


Pen gift box

Every gold Cross Pen comes equipped with black ink with the brand lifetime mechanical guarantee. Additionally, each pen arrives in a free fine gift box.

Are you searching for the perfect gold Cross pen to give as a business gift? Look no further than Dayspring Pens. We are happy to offer free engraving service for a single line for a personalized gift.

Whether you need an engraved pen in 23k gold, rose gold, or 10k gold Cross pens, Dayspring Pens is at your service.

Be sure to check out our list of the Best Cross Pens Ever.

Let us know which gold Cross pen you prefer in the comments below!

Sam Di Nardo

Sam Di Nardo is an author for Dayspring Pens, where she has honed her expertise in ballpoint, rollerball, gel and fountain pens since joining the team in 2018.

From her initial role as an Engraver to becoming the Production Manager, Sam's journey has been marked by her passion for the history, manufacturing, and the unique value of gifted writing instruments.

A graduate of Regent University with a degree in English Literature and a special interest in Old Norse literature, dive deeper into Sam's world and discover why she's your trusted guide in the realm of gift pens.

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@MARY OOTEN Do you happen to know the pen model that you have?

Samantha Di Nardo

I no longer have the spring that was in my gold cross ballpoint pen. Can you supply me with one?

Mary Ooten

Thanks from india


I am not getting cross classic century 14 k ball pen .
Recently got 10 k but doubt the originality


@KennethGeathers Depending on how large a barrel you are looking for, I would recommend either the Cross Townsend (medium to large) or the Cross Edge (large). The Edge only comes as a rollerball although you can swap the refill for a Cross jumbo ballpoint if you would prefer that writing style.

Samantha Di Nardo

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