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Privy Marks & Mint Marks

September 14, 2018 by Buy-Gold - No Comments

One of the issues that might confuse a new precious metal investor is the difference between privy marks and mint marks. In fact, there are quite a few similarities between the two. The current trend sees more and more mints issue coins with special privy marks (to appeal to collectors) whereas mint marks seem to ... Continue reading

Holographic Coins

August 30, 2018 by Buy-Gold - No Comments

If you primarily buy precious metal coins for the purpose of investment, it is best to choose brilliant uncirculated bullion coins. These coins will be available for low premiums above the precious metal spot price and this will allow you to buy the biggest precious metal amount for the lowest possible price. However, precious metal ... Continue reading

The Two Dragons Silver Coin

August 14, 2018 by Buy-Gold - No Comments

Even though Buy-Gold.Link is dedicated to primarily provide information about bullion coins, every once in a while a numismatic coin comes along that is so beautiful that I can’t resist writing about it here. Even better if that numismatic coin matches the bullion standard for purity as is the case with the Two Dragons silver ... Continue reading

Colonial US gold coins

July 30, 2018 by Buy-Gold - No Comments

At a time when “quantitative easing” is a common measure to increase the money supply, when banks create new money out of thin air through lending, when the US national debt is steadily increasing and when paper currency is no longer backed by anything (like it was during the time of the gold standard), it ... Continue reading

Two types of Silver Kangaroos?

July 14, 2018 by Buy-Gold - No Comments

If you are just starting out to invest in precious metals, you will sooner or later come across the Perth Mint’s Gold and Silver Kangaroo coins that are offered by almost all precious metal dealers online. Whereas the Perth Mint’s Australian Gold Kangaroo coins started out as Australian Gold Nugget coins back in 1986, the ... Continue reading

The US Mint’s Commemorative Arts Medals

June 30, 2018 by Buy-Gold - No Comments

Few precious metal investors are aware of the fact that the United States Mint ran another gold bullion program before the first American Gold Eagles came out in 1986. The reason for this is probably that the 10 different items that the US Mint released between 1980 and 1984 were not gold coins but gold ... Continue reading

Precious Metal Rounds, Coins, Medallions

June 15, 2018 by Buy-Gold - No Comments

Government mints are certainly best known for the coins that they produce. However, some mints like the Royal Canadian Mint also produce bullion bars. Other product types that some mints produce are precious metal rounds and medallions. So what is the difference between a coin, a round and a medallion? Coins can only be minted ... Continue reading

Diamond Gold Coins

May 31, 2018 by Buy-Gold - No Comments

If you buy gold bullion coins for the purpose of investment, it is best to stick to the regular brilliant uncirculated coins as their premiums are generally the lowest. If you buy proof coins, you will already have to pay an additional collectibility premium. That is fine for numismatists but not for investors who want ... Continue reading

Gold Bullion Jewelry

May 14, 2018 by Buy-Gold - No Comments

Few gold buyers are familiar with the idea of buying gold bullion jewelry. When buying gold bullion, smaller investors usually prefer to buy gold coins whereas larger-scale (and especially institutional investors like banks, funds etc.) investors tend to prefer gold bars. The reason for this is simple. It costs more to produce small gold bars ... Continue reading

Precious Metals IRA – what to include?

April 30, 2018 by Buy-Gold - No Comments

While some of our American readers may already own a precious metals IRA, others may not be familiar with that form of investment yet. The basic laws that stipulate the rules and regulations for precious metals IRA’s can be found on the website of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The most important thing that you ... Continue reading

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