Bullion Products with Security Features

Security is increasingly becoming an issue when buying precious metals. There are many companies in China that specialize in reproducing famous coins, from the ancient Chinese coins that have a square hole in the middle all the way up to renowned brands in the bullion market. These fake coins and bars (often filled with tungsten … Continue reading “Bullion Products with Security Features”

Small gold bars vs. small gold coins

There cannot be any doubt that the variety of gold bullion products is higher now than ever before in the history of mankind. Only a few decades ago, most gold bullion coins existed in only one size which was usually one troy ounce. Nowadays, some gold bullion coins like the Australian Kangaroo gold coins are … Continue reading “Small gold bars vs. small gold coins”

The United States Mint’s new Liberty Coin Series

Have you ever wondered which image appears the most often on precious metal bullion coins? The clear winner in that category must be America’s Lady Liberty. Not only did Lady Liberty appear in various ways on a whole range of gold coins that were minted by the United States Mint before 1933 (Liberty Gold Dollars, … Continue reading “The United States Mint’s new Liberty Coin Series”

50th Anniversary South African Krugerrands

Which contemporary gold bullion coin is the most traded (and most widely owned) worldwide even 50 years after its inception? That distinction belongs to the 22 karat┬áSouth African Krugerrand coins┬áthat experts estimate have been traded 60 million times since they were first introduced in 1967. The 50th Anniversary South African Krugerrands that are issued in … Continue reading “50th Anniversary South African Krugerrands”

2017 Gold Sovereign’s 200th Anniversary

Have you ever wondered which contemporary gold bullion coin can look back upon the longest history? That distinction goes to the British Gold Sovereign that will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2017. The original Sovereign even goes as far back as 1489 when a thus-named coin was struck under the reign of King Henry VII. … Continue reading “2017 Gold Sovereign’s 200th Anniversary”

The Queen’s Beasts coin series

It is generally quite rare that an established mint decides to issue a new bullion coin series. Most of the flagship coins in the bullion market can look back on a decades long history. So it must have been a delight for coin collectors (and investors looking for new investment options) worldwide when Britain’s renowned … Continue reading “The Queen’s Beasts coin series”