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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

Winnie the Pooh Gold Coins

September 30, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Gift Ideas, Gold - No Comments

While it’s not unusual for collectible gold coins to feature motifs that are inspired by popular culture, there seems to be a growing trend for such coins to feature images of cartoon characters. The latest example for this are the 22 karat (so 91.67% pure) Winnie the Pooh gold coins that were just recently issued ... 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

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

Collectible American Silver Eagles

July 31, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Silver - No Comments

With its mintage numbers in the tens of millions, most buyers definitely won’t think of the American Silver Eagle as a collectible coin. However, there definitely exist collectible American Silver Eagles that cost a lot more than the standard brilliant uncirculated version of the coins which can currently be purchased for less than 35 $ ... Continue reading

Gold Buying Mistake List

July 15, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Gold, Precious Metal Investing - No Comments

By coming to this page you’ve already avoided the biggest gold buying mistake, which is to buy on impulse without informing yourself prior to purchasing. Due to the current surge in precious metal prices, more and more inexperienced investors are entering the market in the hopes of benefiting down the road. That’s why I thought ... Continue reading

South African Big Five Series

June 30, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Gift Ideas - No Comments

Coin series with annually changing animal images are perhaps the most popular series of precious metal bullion coins these days. The China Mint was the first to explore this when it launched its Chinese Panda coin series in 1982 and Australia’s Perth Mint followed a few years later when it switched its Australian Nugget coin ... 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

Chiwoo Cheonwang Medals

May 31, 2020 by Buy-Gold.Link in Coin Series, Exotic Coins, Gold, Silver - No Comments

One less well-known Asian government mint that has been making great strides in recent years is the state-owned South Korean KOMSCO. It has perhaps become best-known for its Chiwoo Cheonwang medals that are issued in both gold and silver since 2016. Admittedly, South Korea’s minting operations by KOMSCO are still far from rivaling Asia’s minting ... Continue reading

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