Coin Knowledge

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

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