Gold Coins

2016 1/20 oz Gold Year of the Monkey Coin

Gold coins are beautiful pieces, and can really add to a coin collection.  Whether the gold coins are bullion, new proof pieces, or older pieces, we enjoy sharing knowledge with our readers on them.  Watch here for future articles.

 

Here we will add any articles that deal with gold coins, gold bars, or gold rounds.  It is important to understand that all gold coins are not alike.  Some coins are more desirable than others.  This might be due to the mintage being low, or the coin might have an interesting subject matter.

 

Gold coins exist from current year issues back in time to ancient coins.

 

Older United States coins are particularly interesting.  Some nice grade coins, such as XF or AU, can be had for only a small amount over the value of the gold.  In general, the smaller coins cost the largest percent over gold value. So, larger coins often bring more gold for the money.  The problem is that selling larger coins requires finding a buyer who can afford to purchase the.  There seem to be more people looking for the smaller coins, which might be partially why they cost more than larger coins for a given total weight.

Historic Old Coins from the Royal Mint

Historic Old Coins from the Royal Mint Old Coins Celebrate History Old coins are normally not found at a mint.  Normally, mints sell new, uncirculated coins.  Old coins that have been in circulation are either taken from circulation, or if they are bought from a dealer.  Generally, old coins that are hard to find in circulation come from dealers, and only new coins come from a mint.   Occasionally, a mint might produce a tribute coin, a new coin designe.....

New Australian Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion

New Australian Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion from the Perth Mint The Perth Mint has always produced several silver bullion coins and gold bullion coins, accompanied by at least one platinum bullion coin.  Now, a new coin in the shape of a bar is being introduced.  The new coin is the dragon bar, or ingot.  It will be available in both silver and gold. But, the Perth Mint already has a wonderful variety of silver bullion and gold bu.....

Popular Mint Links as a Resource for Coin Collectors

Popular Mint Links as a Resource for Coin Collectors Links to Mint Sites A coin mint website exists for many countries, but not all.  Not every country produces its own coins.  Some countries, especially smaller countries, contract their coin production out to larger countries, or even private mints.   Interest in a website is often so a coin collector can order annual sets, such as uncirculated coin sets and proof coin sets, or order commemorative coins.....

Coin Value: What’s My Coin Worth?

Coin Value:  What’s My Coin worth? What Is the Coin Value? Coin value is important.  When buying a coin, you would not like to spend more than what is reasonable.  If you later sell a coin, you would want a fair coin value to be placed on the coin.  Coin books can help place a value on a coin only to a point.  Books for one year often come out in the early months of the year before the date on the books, so they can have values that are about a year or two too old.....

Buying Bullion

Buying Bullion Buying Bullion Is Not as Simple as One Might Hope Buying bullion is easy, just go to a coin show or a coin shop, or find an online dealer.  And, if there were nothing else to consider there would be no need for this article, but there are many things that one must take into account.  The first is what kind of bullion is desired, but other issues are also present.  Size and .....

Gold Bullion:  Coins, Bars, and Medallions

Gold Bullion:  Coins, Bars, and Medallions in Gold Gold bullion comes in several forms, and the first consideration is what form would best fit your needs.   Gold bullion coins are official issues of a mint that bear a denomination.  While they are not likely to be spent, they are technically money.  Coins are issued by, or on the authority of, a legitimate government.  They ar.....

The Bullion Coins of the United Kingdom from the Royal Mint

The Bullion Coins of the United Kingdom from the Royal Mint The Bullion Coins of the United Kingdom from the Royal Mint     The bullion coins of the United Kingdom come in many forms, a multitude of sizes, and three different metals.  The most familiar coins are the Britannia and the gold Sovereign, but these are but two of a rich variety of British coins.  And, the Royal Mint carries many coins from around the world.  There should be something of .....

Proof Official Alaska State Medallions in Silver and Gold

Proof Official Alaska State Medallions in Silver and Gold Proof Official Alaska State Medallions in Silver and Gold Collectibles     The Official Alaska State Medallions in Silver and Gold is a result of the State of Alaska which has, by statute, authorized an annual art contest.  The contest is open only to residents of Alaska.  The subject matter must be significant to Alaska.  The winning entry is used to design the Official Alaska State Medalli.....

The Queen’s Beasts Coins of the Royal Mint Series

The Queen’s Beasts Coins of the Royal Mint Series The Ten Coins of The Queen’s Beasts Coins of the Royal Mint Series The List and Background The Queen’s Beasts Coins of the Royal Mint Series  is a set of coins that celebrate the ancestry of the monarchy. There are ten figures in the Queen’s beasts collection of creatures holding heraldic shields representing the ancestral line of Queen Elizabeth II. When the throne is occupied by a king these figures ar.....