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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

Replica Coins

September 29, 2018 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge - No Comments

No matter whether you’re a bullion dealer or bullion investor, being sure of the authenticity of the bullion products you sell/buy is of primary importance. In recent years, the number of counterfeit bullion bars and coins that entered the market has steadily increased. That has forced bullion producers to augment their anti-counterfeiting measures and that ... Continue reading

Privy Marks & Mint Marks

September 14, 2018 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge - 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.Link in Coin Knowledge, Gift Ideas, Rare Coins - 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

How to handle coins properly?

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

When people begin collecting precious metal coins, receiving the shipment of your first order is a very special moment. It is very tempting to hold your new gold coins in your hands and perhaps even pass them around to the hands of your partner and children. That’s why it is so important for newbie precious ... Continue reading

The purest bullion coins

December 29, 2017 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge - No Comments

In recent years, many mints have upgraded their production standards to produce bullion coins of higher and higher purity. Whereas numismatic coins are still commonly produced out of 90% gold or silver, bullion coins are held to a much higher standard. So what are currently the world’s purest bullion coins out of the four precious ... Continue reading

Sizes of gold bullion coins

March 15, 2017 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge, Gold - No Comments

Most gold bullion coins are offered in the standard sizes of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz and sometimes even 1/15 oz and 1/20 oz. If you were to think that these are all the sizes that exist, you would be mistaken. So what are the biggest and smallest sizes of gold bullion ... Continue reading

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