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Nickel-plated silver coins

July 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Exotic Coins, Silver - No Comments

As private and government mints constantly try to find new ways to attract buyers for their numismatic precious metal coins, there are always new trends emerging. One of these is the plating of silver coins with rare and seemingly exotic precious metals such as rhodium. While black rhodium-plating certainly gives numismatic silver coins a more ... Continue reading

Diamond Standard Coins

June 30, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge - No Comments

Whereas gold, silver and other precious metal bullion coins are traded as commodities worldwide and have a constantly fluctuating spot price, the same is not the case for diamonds. Their value cannot be standardized in the same way, at least not until now, since diamonds don’t only vary in size (carat) but also in color, ... Continue reading

The Japanese Gold Oban

June 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Gold, Rare Coins - No Comments

Most coin collectors have probably never heard of the Japanese Gold Oban. That is not really surprising since these oval gold plate coins (the Japanese word ‘Oban’ means ‘big plate’) were minted a really long time ago in Imperial Japan and never in large quantities. Many people may have seen an image of such an ... Continue reading

Queen’s Beasts Completer Coin

May 31, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Gold - No Comments

I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought that the Royal Mint‘s series of Queen’s Beast gold coins and Queen’s Beast silver coins had ended in September 2020 with the White Greyhound of Richmond issue. Even though all ten heraldic beasts had already individually appeared on the reverse of a coin issue by then, ... Continue reading

Philippine Silver Pesos

May 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Silver - No Comments

Many coin collectors these days would be surprised if they obtained a coin that shows the image of a shield with the US stars and stripes (a symbol that has appeared on lots of different US coinage) as well as a reference to the country of the Philippines. Nowadays a lesser-known part of US history ... Continue reading

Offshore Gold Storage

April 30, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Precious Metal Investing - No Comments

Most small-scale investors store their purchased precious metals at home. That is certainly a valid option for someone that bought a few gold bullion coins or even some smaller gold bars but it is not an option for large-scale investors though as the risk of theft would simply be too great. Storing gold and other ... Continue reading

Bimetallic Gold & Platinum Coins

April 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Gold, Platinum - No Comments

When most coin collectors think of bimetallic coins, it is of course bimetallic coins out of gold and silver that come to mind first. However, that is not the only precious metal combination that can be found in a bimetallic coin. One other existing type of bimetallic precious metal coins are bimetallic gold & platinum ... Continue reading

Mongolian Gold Coins

March 31, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Gold - No Comments

Even though most people reading this page probably prefer to buy gold bullion coins from the world’s leading government mints, there is no doubt that the market for numismatic gold coins is growing as well. One of the joys of a coin collector is to obtain coins from countries that are perceived to be somewhat ... Continue reading

Rhodium-plated Silver Coins

March 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Silver - No Comments

There are always trends that emerge in an industry and the minting of precious metal coins is no exception. These could be new production methods (such as those that make the production of holographic coins possible) or new types of products that suddenly become popular. One such growing trend in the precious metal industry seems ... Continue reading

Seated Liberty Silver Coins

February 28, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Silver - No Comments

Most buyers of precious metal bullion coins are familiar with the various Lady Liberty images that appeared on pre-1933 U.S. gold bullion coins such as the Saint Gaudens Gold Double Eagles or the Liberty Gold Eagles. The Seated Liberty portrait that appeared on historic US silver coins (90% silver, 10% copper) is much less widely ... Continue reading

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