Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by vest007, Jul 31, 2013.
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No to both, its a B/U coin I bought, will post some better pics when I get a chance
it was shipped in an airtite and sadly my fingernails are to short to open it up...LOL
this is a bullion coin 1.2 OZ to be exact so condition is really secondary to me.
It may be a bullion coin, but I'm sure it sells for more than 1.2 Maple Leafs
with JC on it, right in time for Easter! Translation services below by @manny9655
"A medal inscribed in Greek and Latin both! I read both languages...the obverse says, "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior" (what the early Christian acronym ΙΧΘΥΣ with the symbol of the fish stands for--ΙΧΘΥΣ is the Greek word for "fish"). The reverse reads at the top, "That all may be one", and at the bottom, "Second Vatican Council 1962."
In collecting for investment, condition and popularity is everything.
When I had the money to buy gold coins, I never paid top dollar for grading rank. I paid for what I wanted and what was good enough quality for me. Used to have them in display cases as well. But the price of gold going up has made those coins worth so much that they had to be capsuled and moved into a savings deposit box in a bank. So enjoy your collections and remember there is more then one way to do it. I just suggest collect what you love and what you can afford. Then buy a couple of gold coin books to look through for fun and a pair of white gloves to handle what you have.
my main focus has always been on bullion content so try to avoid graded
examples where premiums are high, but will admit sometimes you dont
have a choice......LOL
I’m brand new to this forum and hoping to get some direction from you experienced collectors.
For several years I’ve been buying two or three 1 oz gold coins a year from APMEX, JM Bullion, or Bullion Exchanges. I’ve usually stuck with the standards such as Buffalos, Maple Leafs, Britannias.
Now I’ve decided I’d like to collect a certain motif, namely, sailing ships. For instance, I have a Cutty Sark (issued by the BIOT, British Indian Ocean Territory) and an Antigua and Barbuda Rum Runner (issued by the ECB, Eastern Caribbean Bank). I missed picking up a Cook Islands HMS Bounty when they were available a year or so ago. Looking for that one.
Now here is my question: How can I find out what other gold coins are out there of sailing ships? Is there a catalog of some sort? A database? I can’t, for example, just search the APMEX site. In their search function you will only find items that they have in stock or plan to acquire; and even then you would need to know the name of the ship in advance. How can I find out what coins are out there that I don’t know are out there?
I hope this all makes sense and will appreciate any and all replies.
Joseph in Annapolis, MD
Off Ebay... Bahamas and Bermuda
I like anything GOLD...LOL
a couple of my examples.
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