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Gold Bullion

The word 'bullion' has a very simple definition: it is simply a refined, stamped and weighted precious metal, minted after 1933. Our traditional view of gold bullion is the large gold 'bricks' that we imagine are being stored in Fort Knox. If you are old enough, you might remember seeing them in the James Bond movie "Goldfinger." Bullion however can be in the form of coins

For investors who enjoy investing in physical bullion, owning bullion coins is both enjoyable and convenient. Gold bullion coins are legal tender of the country of issuance, and their gold content is guaranteed. The bullion coin bears a face value that is largely symbolic; its true value depends on its gold content and the day-to-day changing price for gold. In practical terms, the market price of a 1 oz gold bullion coin is equal to the market price of an ounce of gold. Bullion coins are minted in affordable weights such as 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and one ounce (about 31 grams). The bullion coin represents an investment in pure gold and, because it is legal tender, its authenticity is guaranteed by the country of origin. Gold bullion coins can be easily bought and sold virtually anywhere in the world.

Some of the most popular bullion coins are the American eagle, the Australian Kangaroo Nugget, the UK Britannia, the Canadian Maple Leaf, the Austrian Philharmonic, and the South African Krugerrand. Gold coins are traded throughout the world on a daily basis as an integral part of the international gold business, so they always have a ready market.

Coins make memorable and valuable gifts, are easy to store, easy to transport, and anonymous. It represents a uniquely private, personal, and portable way to hold some real wealth.

To find out if bullion is right for you, contact one of our gold specialists at 800-528-0545 or learn more here.

Pre-1933 Gold

Coins minted before 1933 are sometimes referred to as “investment grade gold” or “private gold”. In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt confiscated gold by executive order. Overnight, it became illegal for Americans to own gold and all privately held gold had to be surrendered to the government. Failure to comply would result in a fine and/or imprisonment.

From 1933 until 1974, the United States enjoyed a gold standard establishing and backing every U.S. dollar with physical gold.

In 1974 President Gerald Ford finished what Richard Nixon started and took the country off of the gold standard allowing the government to back the dollar with a simple "promise to pay". We could now crank up the printing press and print ourselves into debt as we have managed to do. It also allowed Americans to once again own gold.

Coins minted before this executive order was issued in 1933, fall into a special category and can provide additional privacy and tax benefits many investors appreciate.

To learn if Pre-1933 gold coins are right for you, call one of our precious metal specialists at 800-528-0545 or learn more here.

Gold in your IRA

In 1997, the Tax Payer Relief Act made it possible for precious metals to be added to IRA accounts. The United States government currently allows certain bullion and proof coins such as gold and silver American Eagles to be held in IRAs. Proof coins are special collector versions of the mass produced bullion coins.

Proof coins typically have a limited mintage and their prices are determined by multiple factors, including: mintage, rarity, condition, age, the price of the particular metal, and demand. The United States government issues a limited number of proof coins each year and typically, these coins have sold out quickly. Many IRA account holders put precious metals in IRA’s as a way to achieve diversification of funds.

The process is very simple and will not incur any tax ramifications. Our precious metals specialist will assist you with the necessary paperwork if you qualify.

To learn if you can benefit from putting precious metals in your retirement account, call one of our precious metal specialists at 800-528-0545 or learn more here.

Rare Gold Coins

Rare or numismatic gold refer to coins whose primary value comes from the rarity of the coin itself and not from the metal content contained within. Over the years, many individuals and families have enjoyed sharing and discussing the historical significance of these collectors’ items, while also enjoying their appreciating growth.

To learn if rare or numismatic coins would be right for you, please contact one of our precious metals specialists at 800-528-0545 or learn more here.

European Coins

European and world gold coins are an overlooked but extremely promising sector of today's gold market. We recommend them as a superior alternative to modern bullion coins for bulk gold investors.

Minted mostly pre-1935, these classic gold coins from many nations offer all of the benefits of modern gold bullion coins plus additional benefits like extremely limited supply, constant collector demand, and complete financial privacy. Also, because of their fundamental scarcity, classic gold coins have the potential to gain faster than bullion during a rising gold market. Best of all, they're relatively cheap today, typically trading at modest premiums to their intrinsic gold value. Some examples of European coins are the British Sovereign and the European 20-Franc. To view images, please visit our coin library.

To learn if European Gold coins are right for you, call one of our precious metal specialists at 800-528-0545 or learn more here.