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WE BUY & SELL GOLD AND SILVER BARS, COINS & BULLION

GOLD & SILVER: A SMART INVESTMENT YOU CAN HOLD

All premiums on gold, silver and other precious metals change on a daily basis, so please call us for a current price quote or to lock in a price!

Here at U.S. Coins and Jewelry, we buy and sell the most popular and sought-after Gold and Silver coins and bars in a large variety of both private and sovereign minted bullion items.

  • We work directly with mints and distributors, and we inspect all new inventory carefully, ensuring that our products that customers receive are of the highest quality available.
  • Our gold and silver bullion coins come direct from the mint, in brand new, sealed tubes, and the majority of our bar and round products are indicated as “brand new” meaning they ship directly to us, sealed in plastic and fresh from the mint.

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.

U.S. Coins and Jewelry has full accreditation from the state, federal government, and distributors alike. If you need help, we offer professional staff on location to answer any questions or help you through the bullion buying process. Our goal is for you to be completely satisfied. 

If you are thinking about buying or selling gold or silver bullion, visit our location on I-10 between the Voss and Chimney Rock exits in Houston. 


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GOLD BULLION

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Austrian (also Vienna) Philharmonic is the best-selling gold coin in Europe. Like its competitors, the Philharmonic tracks the gold price and is internationally liquid. The Philharmonic is struck in pure, 24-karat gold.

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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.

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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.

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SILVER BULLION

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.

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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.

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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.[1] 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.

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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.

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Private mints throughout the world produce some of the most sought-after silver bars. Buying silver bullion bars from private mints can serve as the foundation for preserving and growing your wealth.

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Tips for Buying and Selling Bullion

Owning, trading, and bartering with gold and silver dates 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 in to a bullion investment for protection against geopolitical and other economic uncertainties.

Why Buy Gold & Silver Bullion Now? The world economy is anything but stable. No one can predict with certainty if the economy will swing back to its pre-recession glory or if it would tank following a spree of avoidable global events. The banking crisis along with the real estate bubble has severely affected the confidence of investors. When the economy is unpredictable, when your assets can get devalued randomly and significantly, when you cannot find safe havens to invest in and when you need to secure your financial future, you should invest in gold, or silver, to protect your financial health.

Investing in Gold & Silver Bullion: Precious metals investing is not complicated. It allows you to invest as little or as much you want. You can set aside just a few hundred every month to invest in gold bullion, bars, or coins. You can set aside the same, more or less to invest in silver. You can treat these investments as small and affordable monthly expenses, just as you would approach your mortgage or any loan repayment.

Why you should strongly consider investing in gold. Your investments in stocks can get easily devalued should the markets crash. The world economy is entirely based on currencies today and with stagnant real estate prices, limited growth in the U.S., prevailing recession in some European countries and the vulnerability of stocks, foreign exchange and other assets that can be liquidated, it is not just safe but also rewarding to invest in gold bullion, bars, or coins. Should paper currencies get devalued or become practically worthless, the prices of precious metals would be subjected to generous appreciation. You would not only have your investment protected then but also reap generous returns.

Why Precious Metals Investing is Necessary: Gold & silver have always returned as money over a 2,000-year history. Let’s face it, our paper money today is backed by nothing tangible. Plus, every time paper money drops in value, gold skyrockets. Not to mention, banks are no longer secure. In the United States, for example, the FDIC deposit insurer only has $25billion of funds to cover $9,283 billion of deposits. The reason why many people don’t invest in gold is because they don’t understand how it would all pan out. Some people feel gold is expensive and hence out of their league. Some investors think the appreciation is too little and too late, unlike stocks which fluctuate much more and more frequently to make room for operating profits. People don’t invest in silver because many don’t consider it to be precious enough. There is considerable lack of understanding when it comes to precious metals investing. Let the experts at U.S. Coins and Jewelry answer your questions.

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We have put together a 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.)

 Buy Price: Price U.S. Coins and Jewelry would buy FROM you

 Sell Price: Price U.S. Coins and Jewelry would sell TO you

 Spot Price: Refers to the current prevailing price of gold or silver as traded on the COMEX. We use Kitco.com for current pricing.

Troy Ounce: The troy ounce is a metric used in weighing precious metals. The troy ounce is the equivalent of 31.1034768 grams, whereas the ounce is the equivalent of 28.349 grams. A troy pound (12 troy ounces) is lighter than a standard pound (14.6 troy ounces).

 Gold Bullion: Refers to any item whose value is derived solely based on its weight in precious metals. U.S. Coins and Jewelry sells gold bullion in many different forms. American Gold Eagles, Gold Maple Leaf, South African Krugerrand, and Bars. These are some of the items we carry on a regular basis. We also regularly carry items not listed above, stop into our store for our full selection.

 Silver Bullion: Refers to any item whose value is derived solely based on its weight in precious metals. U.S. Coins and Jewelry sells silver bullion in many different forms. American Silver Eagles, 90% Junk Silver, 1 Oz Rounds, 10 Oz Bars, 100 Oz Bars, Silver Maple Leaf, and Chinese Pandas. These are some of the items we carry on a regular basis. We also regularly carry items not listed above, stop into our store for our full selection.

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