Gold & Silver Coins and Bullion
The options in purchasing physical precious metals are vast with numismatics, semi-numismatics, bullion coins and bars, proofs and commemoratives, etc. Buying gold and silver precious metals should be simple for the investor.
With this in mind, we have simplified the decision process by suggesting coin and bullion based on price, liquidity, and industry reporting rules. While we can sell more rare and beautiful coins to the coin collector, we suggest the following coin and bullion options for the serious metals investor. Remember you are purchasing and investing in an enduring form of money.
Gold American Eagle
1 Troy Oz
(also available in 0.5, 0.25, and 0.1 oz coins) Authorized by Congress in 1985 and first minted in 1986, American Eagle Gold Bullion Coins are minted according to the durable, 22-karat standard established for circulating gold coinage 350 years ago. Each coin contains its full, stated weight of pure gold, which by law, must be taken from newly mined sources in America. The balance consists of silver and copper, added to increase the coin’s durability.
Gold American Buffalo
1 Troy Oz
(also available in 0.5, 0.25, and 0.1 oz coins) The American Buffalo coin, also called the Gold Buffalo, contains 1 oz of 24-karat gold. The United States mint first offered the coin in June 2006 in response to demand for a 24-karat gold coin.The design consists of a modified version of the noted Buffalo nickel created by James Earle Fraser, first issued in early 1913. The obverse of the coin pictures a Native American profile, with the American buffalo or bison featured on the reverse. The American Gold Buffalo weighs 31.108 grams, with a diameter of 32.7 mm., a thickness of 2.95 mm. and reeded edges.
Gold Liberty Head - $20
Gold Saint Gaudens - $20
Gold British Sovereign
0.2354 Troy Oz.
Gold Swiss Franc
0.1867 Troy Oz.
Gold French Franc
0.1867 Troy Oz.
French Roosters were first minted in France in 1901 and were produced until 1914 at the start of World War I. Each French Rooster contains 0.1867 troy ounces of fine gold. We particularly like French 20 Franc Roosters as private and non-reportable gold. Every gold coin in this release is guaranteed to be in Brilliant Uncirculated, mint condition. That means they are in excellent, pristine condition, with nice eye appeal and well preserved examples. The French Franc can also feature a bust portrait of Napoleon.
Silver Canadian Maple Leaf
1 Troy Oz.
The Royal Canadian mint first created the official silver bullion coin of Canada in 1988. The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf carries a face value of $5 Canadian dollars. Each coin includes the phrase “Fine Silver 1 oz. Argent Pure.” Each coin contains 1 troy oz with 99.99% purity. A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse of the coin, while the reverse holds the image of a maple leaf. Both of the images change every year, so coins from different years vary in appearance