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There are thousands of gold products on the market, but the list of well-known bullion products from reputable mints and refineries is short. Generally, you want to buy gold coins or bars from one of the major national mints or larger private refineries. You will notice these are the only products we feature on the SchiffGold website. (Read more about our product policies here.)

Gold-colored coins have made a comeback in many currencies. However, "gold coin" (in numismatic terminology) always refers to a coin that is (more or less) made of gold, and does not include coins made of manganese brass or other alloys. Furthermore, many countries continue to make legal tender gold coins, but these are primarily meant for collectors and investment purposes and are not meant for circulation.

The next member of the Maple Leaf family of coins, first minted in 2017 by the Royal Canadian Mint, is the MegaLeaf ™. It is a .9999 (or “four-nines”) fine, legal tender pure gold coin that contains 50% more pure gold than a standard Gold Canadian Maple Leaf — AND — is one of the most artistically-stunning coins ever produced by the Mint. MegaLeaf ™ combines a number of design features previously introduced by the Canadian Mint on other world-class bullion coins produced in years past. Precise radial lines that emanate from the center of the coin's obverse create a light-diffracting pattern that also serves as a unique state-of-the-art security feature. This radial line effect also carries over to the reverse of the coin and is used in the outer ring of the coin's "tails-side" design. On the coin's reverse is the maple leaf image created by Royal Canadian Mint artist and senior engraver Stan Witten, the same image that was used on the Mint's "Million-Dollar Maple Leaf" – a 100 kilogram "five-nines" pure gold bullion coin boasting a $1 million face value, first produced in 2007. The reverse of the coin also features a micro-engraved maple leaf laser mark in the coin’s field.

His original design was used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle coin. In circulation from 1907 to 1933, it is considered the finest design on the greatest coin in American history. Saint-Gaudens himself never lived to see his design come to fruition on an American coin though, passing away due to complications from illness just months before the coins were released in 1907.

Monex tries to make it easy for you to buy gold coins. Once you have decided on the type of gold coinage to purchase, your Monex Account Representative will assist you in executing your order over the phone. Your purchase and price will be confirmed on a voice recorded line after your acknowledgment, and a written confirmation will be sent to you with the details of your order. Payment may be made after you order, but must be initiated on the day of purchase, which means you must mail or wire funds on the day of your purchase. You can have your metal (a) shipped to your home; (b) made available for pick-up at over 30 facilities across the U.S. and Canada; or (c) have your metal delivered to a bank/depository for storage.

It probably doesn't come as a surprise to hear that gold is the most popular among precious metals investing. Often, investors will go into gold in an effort to diversify their portfolio and mitigate potential damage in economic recessions. Still, like every other market in the world, the gold market can fluctuate drastically. This doesn't stop people from investing in the precious metal, securing it for use in the future. Despite world governments abandoning the gold standard and moving to flat currency, the yellow metal has never fully gone out of style. It carries value all over the world, across border both cultural and physical.

The gold in these gold eagle bullion coins comes from American sources. It is alloyed with copper and silver for durability. Crown gold refers to 22 karat alloy, per the English standard, which has not been used in the U.S. since 1937. American eagles contain a gold fraction of .9167, which is authorized as 22 karats, with 3% silver and 5.33% copper. Un-circulated and proof versions, which are produced at the West Point Mint in New York, are available for coin collectors. The eagles minted from 1986 through 1991 feature the date in Roman numerals. Now Arabic numbers designate the date on these coins.

The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF debuted in 2009. This ETF has become quite popular among investors seeking to have indirect access to gold assets. Although similar to the Gold Miners, the Junior Gold Miners focuses on smaller companies involved in an ongoing search for new sources of gold. Because these companies are less established, there is more risk involved.

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<>Gold coins are struck with a minimum purity level of .999 gold, while coins such as the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf and Australian Gold Kangaroo are issued with .9999 pure gold. Most gold bullion coins have a face value issued by a central bank with that nation’s fiat currency, such as the US Dollar ($) for the American Gold Eagle or the Pound Sterling (£) for the British Gold Britannia. Finally, gold bullion coins are often available in weights beyond simply 1 oz gold. The American Gold Eagle features fractional weights of 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 oz, while the Chinese Gold Panda is offered in 1 Gram, 3 Gram, 8 Gram, and 15 Gram weights in addition to its standard 30 Gram coins.

<>Gold was used in commerce (beside other precious metals) in the Ancient Near East since the Bronze Age, but coins proper originated much later, during the 6th century BC, in Anatolia. The name of king Croesus of Lydia remains associated with the invention (although the Parian Chronicle mentions Pheidon of Argos as a contender). In 546 BC, Croesus was captured by the Persians, who adopted gold as the main metal for their coins. The most valuable of all Persian minted coinage still remains the gold drams, minted in 1 AD as a gift by the Persian King Vonones (Matthew 2.1–23).[1][2] Ancient Greek coinage contained a number of gold coins issued by the various city states.

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<>A gold coin is a coin that is made mostly or entirely of gold. Most gold coins minted since 1800 are 90–92% gold (22 karat), while most of today's gold bullion coins are pure gold, such as the Britannia, Canadian Maple Leaf, and American Buffalo. Alloyed gold coins, like the American Gold Eagle and South African Krugerrand, are typically 91.7% gold by weight, with the remainder being silver and copper.

<>UCAM/DCAM: This term is reserved specifically for proof coins, and it refers to the contrasting finishes and visual brilliance of the coin’s surface. Known as Ultra-cameo and Deep-cameo, the term refers to coins with a strong, frosted finish on the design set and a deeply-mirrored, clear background field. The contrasting finish styles gives the design fields the appearance of floating above the coin’s background.

Bird of Paradise: the 2018 Australian Gold Bird of Paradise coin is a beautiful release that features the image of what the Yidinji people call the duwuduwu, a bird known to Australians of European descent as Victoria’s riflebird. The latter name was given to the birds in honor of Queen Victoria I and based upon their coloring, which is similar to the uniforms of the Queen’s Riflemen of the 19th

We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $3.00 on domestic orders and $8.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $3.00 on domestic order or $8.00 on international orders. Here we have one 1912 Gold $2.50 coin. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective. I will leave that up to you to grade the coin based on the high resolution scan.

<>The fourth and final special edition one-ounce coin in the "Call of the Wild" series is minted for 2017 in 99.999% pure gold. Struck in elegant detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers, this coin celebrates North America's majestic elk. Issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in its exacting standard of 99.999% pure gold, it is the highest standard of pure gold available in the world. The Gold Bugling Elk features the micro-engraved maple leaf laser mark for added security. Its unique credit-card sized packaging is ideal for easy handling and storing, and it offers a RCM signed assay certificate on the back of the card that certifies the authenticity and purity of the coin.