General Info

This section is designed to provide you general information about precious metals and the public and private manufacturers of bullion products. In our blog, you will find many articles about various topics related to investing in gold, silver, platinum or palladium. If you visit Buy-Gold.Link for the very first time, you might want to check out our FAQ sub-section. In it, you will find concise answers to some of the questions that a new precious metal investor might have. The sub-sections about government and private mints give you background information about the history and minting facilities of these companies. Finally, the glossary is the place to familiarize yourself with some of the terminology related to precious metal investing.

FAQ icon Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ about precious metal investing

The FAQ page answers some of the basic questions that individuals might have before deciding whether to invest in precious metals or not. Some of the asked questions concern the difference between gold coins, gold rounds and gold bars. Others deal with the anticipated trend in gold mining and bullion production, the reasons for investing in gold, how and where to store the acquired precious metals, the criteria for choosing an online gold dealer etc. . . . The FAQ section will be expanded in the near future so as to provide more information to our readers. Please also check out our blog because it answers some questions in much more detail than this FAQ section (that is meant to be concise) is designed to do.

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minting institution icon Government Mints

historic screw press used for minting coins

A government mint is either directly or indirectly owned by the government of the country where it operates. In the case of indirect ownership, the government is the majority shareholder of the private corporation that is running the mint. Only government mints have the authority to produce legal tender coins. These coins might be the country's circulating coins, precious metal bullion coins and also commemorative (numismatic) coins. A few government mints even produce precious metal bullion bars. In this section, you will read more about the world's leading government mints like the United States Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Perth Mint, Mexican Mint etc. . . . that produce gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion coins.

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minting institution icon Private Mints

modern minting machine for bullion bars

A private mint is a privately owned business that is producing bullion bars and rounds. Rounds look like coins but don't have an official face value since they are not backed by any government. Coins can only be produced by government mints. Private mints produce precious metal bullion bars out of gold, silver, platinum and palladium in a wide variety of sizes. Some of the produced bars even have artistic designs/images on them. Divisible bars that can be broken down into smaller segments are produced by some mints as well. In this section, you will read more about the world's leading private mints such as PAMP Suisse etc. . . . Additional private mints will be added in the future.

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our Blog about precious metal investing

Buy-Gold.Link's Blog focusses on all things related to investing in precious metals. You will find articles that explain why you should invest in gold, silver, platinum and palladium and how best to do so. Additional topics include how to protect yourself from buying counterfeit bullion bars or coins, how bars and coins are produced, which mints can be visited on a guided tour, how to find the right gold dealer, how to invest in a Gold IRA etc. . . . You will also find new bullion coins and coin series introduced in this section as well as some rare historic gold coins and new commemorative gold coins. So check out our blog regularly and help us by sharing our articles on social media!

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glossary icon Glossary

our glossary of terms related to precious metal investing

When you are new to the field of precious metal investing, one obstacle you will face is the special vocabulary that is used by all websites dealing with this topic. What is a spot price? What is an assayer? Which side on a coin is the obverse? Is the fineness of gold measured in carat or karat? . . . These terms and many more you will find explained in a simple and concise manner in our glossary. We won't bore you here with long and complicated explanations. After all, you are here to learn about precious metals and not for an English lesson! So whenever you encounter a word on our pages that you don't understand, check out our glossary and you will most likely find it explained there in a way that you can remember.

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