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2021 Britannia Coin Security Features

October 15, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge, Precious Metal Investing - 1 Comment

As counterfeiters become more and more sophisticated and gain access to more advanced coin production technology, it becomes more and more important for coin producing mints to add security features that are hard to fake. Britain’s Royal Mint is one of the world’s leaders in introducing new coin security features which the mint recently proved ... Continue reading

Modified Bullion Coins

September 16, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge, Precious Metal Investing - No Comments

Most readers of this blog will certainly be familiar with the difference between brilliant uncirculated and proof coins, antique (historic) and newly issued coins etc. The concept of modified bullion coins however is still a bit obscure as it’s mostly smaller private mints and coin dealers that engage in this practice. So what exactly are ... Continue reading

Antiqued Silver Coins

August 30, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge, Silver - No Comments

Whereas most precious metal investors almost exclusively buy brilliant uncirculated coins as that allows them to accumulate the largest precious metal amount for the lowest possible, some buyers also occasionally buy coins with other finishes. One type of coin finish that has been growing in popularity in recent times is the aged look of antiqued ... Continue reading

Una & The Lion Gold Coins

February 15, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge, Gold, Rare Coins - No Comments

After reporting on the new title holder in the category of the world’s smallest gold coins in our last article, this article is about the two unique Una & The Lion gold coins, a 5 kg and a 2 kg piece, that were just released by one of the world’s major mints, the British Royal ... Continue reading

The world’s smallest gold coin

January 30, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge, Gold, Rare Coins - No Comments

If you have followed this blog for some time already, then you know that we regularly highlight precious metal coins here that are special in some way. That includes coins that are special because of their design and coins that are unique because of their size (check our article about the sizes of gold bullion ... Continue reading

Enhanced Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

November 14, 2019 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge, Coin Series, Silver - No Comments

After just recently issuing a reverse proof version of one of its flagship coins, the US Mint is now taking things one step further. Whereas the reverse proof Palladium Eagles that were issued this September feature a ‘regular’ reverse proof finish, the leading mint will release 1 oz American Silver Eagles with an enhanced reverse ... Continue reading

Time-Limited Coin Issues

July 30, 2019 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge, Gift Ideas - No Comments

What are time-limited coin issues you may wonder? Please allow me to explain. Whereas most bullion coins are minted according to the current market demand, the total mintage number of numismatic precious metal coins is usually limited to a few thousand or tens of thousands of pieces. Limiting the total mintage of these coins creates ... Continue reading

Proof Coin Production

Whereas most buyers of gold coins or other precious metal coins prefer to buy brilliant uncirculated coins as they can be bought for prices close to the spot price of the metal, many numismatic collectors prefer to buy proof coins. Coins with a proof finish undoubtedly represent the highest quality level in the production of ... Continue reading

Piedfort Coins

December 14, 2018 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge - No Comments

Every coin collector dreams of adding some especially rare versions of gold and silver coins to his collection. For this purpose, some collectors turn to bimetallic coins that have a gold core and a silver outer ring. Others collect colored precious metal coins, hologram coins or even coins that are beset with jewels. One rare ... Continue reading

Pattern Coins

October 30, 2018 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge - No Comments

One of the things that people have to learn about any new field they engage in is some specific vocabulary. In recent articles such as the ones about replica coins and junk silver coins, we have already attempted to clarify some specific coin-related words. In this article, we will attempt to clarify what pattern coins ... Continue reading

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