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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

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

Offshore Gold Storage

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

Most small-scale investors store their purchased precious metals at home. That is certainly a valid option for someone that bought a few gold bullion coins or even some smaller gold bars but it is not an option for large-scale investors though as the risk of theft would simply be too great. Storing gold and other ... Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Bargain Bin Gold/Silver

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

Due to the current uncertainty because of the Coronavirus crisis, demand for precious metals has increased dramatically in recent times. In fact, demand for gold coins and small gold bars is now so high that many gold dealers are unable to fulfill it. Yet there might still be a way to procure yourself some of ... 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

What is the Aurum Coin?

October 31, 2019 by Buy-Gold.Link in Precious Metal Investing - No Comments

Quite a long time ago I already wrote a blog post about Glint, an app that allows its users to save, send and spend their wealth in gold. Today’s post is about something similar, a new gold-backed cryptocurrency called the Aurum Coin (AU). The mission of the creators of this new electronic currency could hardly ... Continue reading

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