Convex Silver Coins

January 31, 2022 by Buy-Gold.Link in Exotic Coins, Silver - No Comments

Many coin collectors have a strong preference for adding coins to their collection that are somewhat unusual. Mints have used various methods to create such coins like coloring, gold-plating etc. but few mints have so far issued collectible precious metal coins that deviate from the standard and traditional round coin shape. There have been some ... Continue reading

Maple Leaf Forever Silver Coins

January 15, 2022 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Silver - No Comments

This first article in a series introduces the Maple Leaf Forever silver coins. Later articles will appear on this blog about the gold and platinum coins of the Maple Leaf Forever Series which is a collectible coin series within the Canadian Maple Leaf bullion coin series. The Royal Canadian Mint has successfully practiced this Russian ... Continue reading

Collectible American Palladium Eagles

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

As the most recent addition to the American Eagle bullion coin program, the American Palladium Eagles were only introduced to the market in 2017. That first year, a total of 15,000 brilliant uncirculated bullion coins were released by the US Mint. Since then, a regular bullion version of the coins was only released once more, ... Continue reading

Collectible Precious Metal Coins

December 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Knowledge, Precious Metal Investing - No Comments

What distinguishes collectible precious metal coins from ‘regular’ bullion coins? That question is not as easy to answer as it may at first seem since there are several different factors to consider. In simple terms, it is scarcity that makes a coin collectible and distinguishes it from more abundant brilliant uncirculated bullion coins. Such relative ... Continue reading

South African Big Five Series 2

November 30, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series - No Comments

Coin series with animal motifs are probably the most common type of coin series that are issued by mints from all around the world in order to attract collectors. Many such coin series focus on zodiac animals (like the Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar coins) or mythical beasts (like the Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts). Other series ... Continue reading

Laos Jade Lunar Series

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

As already mentioned in previous articles, bullion investors should always stick to buying bullion coins and bars from renowned government mints and private mints as these bullion products sell for the lowest premiums and are also much easier to sell when the time has come. However, one of the joys of bullion coin collectors is ... Continue reading

MintID Bullion

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

While counterfeit bullion coins as well as counterfeit bullion bars have always existed, rising spot prices on the precious metal market have made this practice even more lucrative for counterfeiters in recent times. Multiple practices have been adopted by the bullion industry as a safeguard such as the Sunshine Mint‘s Mint Mark SI™ system, micro-engraved ... Continue reading

Tutankhamun Sand Triangle Coin

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

Recently, this blog already featured two articles about unusual triangular gold coins, the Bermuda Shipwreck coins as well as the Royal Australian Mint‘s Australian Shipwreck coins. Both of these rare collectible coins are shaped like a Reuleaux triangle. Another unusual and rare collectible bullion coin that has a triangular shape is the Tutankhamun Sand Triangle ... Continue reading

Australian Shipwreck Coins

September 30, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Gold, Silver - No Comments

If you have read our recent article about the Bermuda Shipwreck coin series then you’re already familiar with the concept of triangular coins. However, there is another series of gold and silver bullion coins that have the unusual shape of a┬áReuleaux triangle. These are the Australian Shipwreck coins of which 4 issues were minted by ... Continue reading

Reverse Proof American Silver Eagles

September 15, 2021 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Silver - No Comments

As already discussed in previous articles, one proven way for a mint to increase its sales is to issue special collectible versions of its bullion coins. No matter whether these coins distinguish themselves from the regular bullion coins by a special finish, the addition of a mint/privy mark, the selective application of color to the ... Continue reading