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Historic Carson City Mint

August 15, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Minting Institutions - No Comments

Since many coin lovers also have a certain level of interest for the history of minting, I want to introduce the historic Carson City Mint today. Located in a beautiful historic edifice in Carson City (Nevada), this former branch of the US Mint was in operation between 1870 and 1885 as well as from 1889 ... Continue reading

Polish Gold Coins

June 15, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Gold, Minting Institutions - No Comments

Most collectors of precious metal coins are constantly looking for ways to expand their collection. Buying coins from the less well-known government mints of smaller countries is one way to do that. However, some smaller countries have their commemorative precious metal coins minted by the big players in this market like the Royal Canadian Mint ... Continue reading

99.999% Pure Gold Coins

May 15, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Gold, Minting Institutions, Precious Metal Investing - 1 Comment

Whereas 22 karat gold coins like the South African Krugerrands used to dominate the gold coin market for a long time, most newly issued gold coins these days are 24 karat. One reason for this might be that many new investors seem to prefer higher purity gold coins and another is that both government-run and ... Continue reading

Swiss Gold Refineries

March 31, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Minting Institutions, Precious Metal Investing - No Comments

During the current coronavirus crisis, the US has already learned what a bad idea it is to procure most of the basic ingredients that medicines are made of from a single country (even more so since it’s a totalitarian country like China). At the end of March, gold investors learned that a large part of ... Continue reading

Commemorative Chinese Gold Coins

October 16, 2019 by Buy-Gold.Link in Gold, Minting Institutions, Rare Coins - No Comments

One government mint that is regularly issuing commemorative coins out of gold and other precious metals is the China Mint. To be more precise, it is the China Gold Coin Incorporation that is charged by the Chinese government with this task. Finding out about the newly issued commemorative Chinese gold coins is not so easy ... Continue reading

The Perth Mint Exhibition

May 15, 2019 by Buy-Gold.Link in Minting Institutions - 1 Comment

For anyone that loves coins, visiting a mint is a special and memorable experience. Industrial tourism has been increasing in popularity for a long time and visitors from all over the world come to see how their favorite car is manufactured or how their favorite beer is brewed. More and more minting institutions have also ... 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

The Royal Mint Experience

September 30, 2017 by Buy-Gold.Link in Minting Institutions - No Comments

Since industrial tourism is one of the fastest growing areas of tourism, it is no surprise that a growing number of people visit a minting institution each year. Many government mints throughout the world offer guided tours of their minting facilities but it is Britain’s Royal Mint that has lifted such a factory visit to ... Continue reading

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