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Here at U.S. Coins and Jewelry, we buy and sell the most popular and sought-after Gold and Silver bullion coins and bars in a large variety of both private and sovereign minted bullion items.
Gold and Silver bullion coins and bars are popular because they have low premiums over their “melt” value. The difference between the buy and sell price is small making both coins and bars easy to trade. Each size is guaranteed as to weight and purity by recognized private mints and all are bullion products are popular with bullion investors.
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Owning, trading, and bartering with gold and silver date all the way back to early Egyptian civilizations. Gold and silver have been a measure of wealth throughout history; bullion is the form in which these physical precious metals are traded today. In fact, many individuals consider bullion as a ‘safe haven’ for the future. Gold and Silver are not only some of the world’s most precious metals, but is also one of the best investments you can make against inflation. Stocks may crash, but gold lives on; history proves it.
If you are looking to invest in gold or silver bullion to diversify your investment and/or retirement portfolio with a sensible investment, here is a basic background on the precious metals market as to why it is a wise way to move forward with the diversification of your portfolio into a bullion investment for protection against geopolitical and other economic uncertainties.
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Authorized by the Bullion Coin Act of 1985, American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins quickly became one of the world’s leading gold bullion investment coins. Produced from gold mined in the United States, American Eagles are imprinted with their gold content and legal tender “face” value. An American Eagle’s value is based on the market price of its metal content, plus a small premium to cover coinage and distribution. American Eagles use the durable 22 karat standard established for gold circulating coinage over 350 years ago. They contain their stated amount of pure gold, plus small amounts of alloy. This creates harder coins that resist scratching and marring, which can diminish resale value. Minted to exacting standards, the obverse (front) design is inspired by what’s often considered one of America’s most beautiful coins: Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ celebrated $20 gold piece, minted from 1907-1933. The reverse design, by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings.
First minted in 1967 to help market South African gold and produced by the South African Mint. By 1980 the Krugerrand accounted for 90% of the global gold coin market. The name itself is a compound of “Kruger” (the man depicted on the obverse) and “rand”, the South African unit of currency. During the 1970s and 1980s some Western countries forbade import of the Krugerrand because of its association with the apartheid government of South Africa.
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is a gold bullion coin that is issued annually by the Government of the Dominion of Canada. These coins are produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Gold Maple Leaf is legal tender. The face value is 50 Canadian dollars. The market value of the metal varies, depending on the spot price of gold. Having a .9999 millesimal fineness (24 carats), in some cases .99999, the coin is among the purest official bullion coins worldwide. The Gold Maple Leaf’s obverse and reverse display, respectively, the profile of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada and the Canadian Maple Leaf.
China issued its first gold coins picturing an adorable Panda design in 1982, in sizes of 1, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 troy oz. of 999 fine gold. Beginning in 1983 another size was added – 1/20 oz. Larger Panda coins were issued in some years, weighing 5 and 12 oz. These popular coins were issued in proof-like brilliant uncirculated quality with a different design each year, through 2000. A freeze of the design was announced with the 2001 issues – and thus the 2002 Pandas were identical to 2001. But collectors spoke up in behalf of annual changes, and China has responded by reversing their policy, and announcing new designs for the 2003 Pandas. In addition, from 1986-1995 gold Panda Proof Sets were issued.
Mexican coin gold, better known as the peso, is a relatively affordable option for scrupulous gold investors and represents Mexico’s finest gold coin. Investors and collectors can easily purchase gold Mexican pesos through our secure online ordering system.
Minted throughout the 20th century at the famous Mexico City Mint, gold pesos contain .900 fine gold and are available in several denomination including: 50 pesos (1.2057 troy ounces), 20 pesos (.4823 troy ounces), 10 pesos (.2411 troy ounces), 5 pesos (.1205 troy ounces), 2.5 pesos (.0602 troy ounces) and 2 pesos (.0482 troy ounces). Mexican Gold Pesos have been a Gold Bullion enthusiasts favorite for years because of their beautiful designs and reasonable trading price. The coins come in a variety of sizes and weights from the 2 peso all the way up to the 50 Peso.
With constant news of instability here and around the world, investors like you are searching for ways to shield savings from the wild swings the stock market is known for, which are becoming more frequent and volatile all the time. Gold bullion, which has been around for centuries, offers you a financial refuge from the turbulence of the outside world. You can rest easy knowing your investment is safe – unlike a share of stock, you can hold your physical investment in your hand and keep it in your possession at all times. Gold bullion offers the ultimate security and personal control as an investment.
First released by the United States Mint in 1986. It is struck only in the one-troy ounce size, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. Its content, weight, and purity are certified by the United States Mint. In addition to the bullion version, the United States Mint has produced a proof version and an uncirculated version for coin collectors. The Silver Eagle has been produced at three mints: the Philadelphia Mint, the San Francisco Mint, and the West Point Mint. The American Silver Eagle bullion coin may be used to fund Individual Retirement Account investments.
Private mints throughout the world produce some of the most sought-after silver rounds. Buying silver bullion rounds from private mints can serve as the foundation for preserving and growing your wealth. They come in a wide variety of designs based on the mint that generated the Round.
The Austrian Silver Vienna Philharmonic is a silver bullion coin produced annually by the Austrian Mint. Beginning in 2008, it is now the highest minted and most well-known silver bullion coin from Europe. It is sold as a mass-produced investment coin and has sold over 54 million units during a 5-year span from 2008 to 2012. The coin is legal tender in Austria with a face value of 1.50 Euros. It weighs exactly 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver. The obverse of the coin depicts the great organ in Vienna’s concert hall, home of the famed Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The obverse shows a harmonious medley of musical instruments — a string base, cellos, violins, a bassoon, harp and Viennese horn. The Philharmonic is minted in one-ounce (troy), half-ounce, quarter-ounce and one-tenth ounce sizes with successive face values of 100, 50, 25 and 10 euros respectively. Earlier mintages before the creation of the euro were denominated in schillings. In 2004, the Austrian Mint issued a 1000-ounce gold Philharmonic to mark the 15th anniversary of the popular bullion coin. It has a face value of 100,000 euros. Fifteen coins were struck and they sold out within two weeks of offer. The relief on the coin was sculpted by computer and finished by hand. Each coin took 130 hours to mint. Not to be mistaken for pocket change, the 1000-ounce Philharmonic is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest gold coin.
Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coins offer an affordable way to invest in Precious Metals. They are known for having a high Silver content of .9999 fine Silver. This Silver content combined with the beautiful Canadian maple leaf design enhances the reflective surface of the Silver Maple making these Canadian Silver coins pleasing to the eye. Silver Maples are a great way to invest in Silver bullion while adding collectibility to each investment. The Canadian maple has been the design for Silver Maple Leaf coins since the first were minted in 1988. Though there have been different Silver coin designs for commemorative editions of the Silver Maple Leaf, the Canadian maple stayed the main focus of the design. The Maple Leaf design is used as a distinctive privy mark on multiple series provided by the Royal Canadian Mint.
We have put together this simple guide to help you get a better understanding of the buying and selling process for gold, silver and other precious metals. (The four primary precious metals are gold, silver, platinum, and palladium.)