Gold bullion coins around the world!

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  1. stoster38

    stoster38 Member

    Definitely a nice coin!! With gold prices down I'm able to buy again!! [emoji4]
     
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  3. silverbullion

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  4. midas1

    midas1 Exalted Member

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    Mexican .999gold Libertads 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz & 1/20oz.
    I own a 1oz gold proof which is one of my favorite gold coins.
     
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  5. ryanbailey79

    ryanbailey79 New Member

    Beautiful coins! Can anyone enlighten me on coins vs bars as far a value goes? I’ve been researching the topic, in order to inform myself and diversify my portfolio. It seems that gold has always been valuable and is predicted that it will remain that way (at least from what I’ve read https://www.hardassetsalliance.com/...-reasons-most-investors-overlook#.Vhaq47RViko), but is that true for both coins and bars?? If anyone could clear that up for me, I’d really appreciate it.
     
  6. Vreneli

    Vreneli New Member

    If you buy gold as an investment, it does not matter if you buy coins or bars. Both are perfectly fitting your purpose.
    Though you have to consider the different premiums and the ease of selling and buying different coins or bars.
    As long as you stay within the 1oz modern bullion gold coins (Kruger, Maple, AE, Vienna Philharmonics) they are a great choice with a premium of under 5%, often even lower.
    Gold bars (for me at least) start with 100g, the smaller sizes often have higher premiums as 1oz bullion coins.
    The 100g gold bar is the most sought-after gold bar for private investors, because it is more affordable than 250g, 500g or even the 1kg gold bars.

    At the end of the day, gold as an investment in the precious metal itself follows the rule: Gold is gold.
    So buy it as cheapily as possible.
     
  7. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Better liquidity in coins, since there are more buyers/sellers for them than for bars. Unless you are in Switzerland.:D

    Remember, gold can go up or down based on lots of factors so make sure it's not your investment or security capital.
     
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  12. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    That's a beautiful coin....wow....5 ounces !!:D
     
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  13. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Does anybody have a link that tells us how much each country made of their national gold coin(s) in the various denominations/sizes ?

    Would be interesting to know....maybe the World Gold Council ?
     
  14. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Well I got this from a few Google Searches:

    American Eagles:
    Looks like production of the 1-oz. is always several hundred thousand per year, with peaks well over 1 million. Recent years closer to 3/4 million or more. Great liquidity in these coin:

    http://www.cmi-gold-silver.com/american-eagle-coins-minted/


    Chinese Pandas: Looks like production of the 1-oz. is up to 500K-1 MM a year, up from much smaller figures years earlier:

    http://lynncoins.com/pandagmintages.htm

    https://www.pandaamerica.com/panda_coin.ASP


    Austrian Philharmonic:
    Looks like production of the 1-oz. is 500K, with more during the Credit Crisis when Europeans bought more gold:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Philharmonic_(coin)


    Good chart for gold prices, 1900-2015:

    http://www.statista.com/statistics/268027/change-in-gold-price-since-1990/
     
  15. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Canadian Maple Leaf: Looks like production runs about 750K - 1.1 MM last few years, after only being a few hundred thousand 10-15 years ago.

    http://www.usagold.com/bulliongoldcoinsales.html


    South African Krugerrand: Prooduction runs about 600K per year. In the early-1980's they set the record as a few times they eclipsed 3 MM coins.

    http://agaunews.com/portfolio-items/krugerrands/


    It appears that other coins are really niche products. The Mexican Libertad produces usually 10K - 20K coins per year.
     
  16. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht / Longacre Enthusiast

    Oh thanks! Now I know why AGEs are .9167 fine.
     
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  17. JimOfOakCreek

    JimOfOakCreek Member

    I noticed the 500 Yuan gold Panda is now only 30 grams. Since there are 31.103 grams to a troy ounce, isn't the gold Pandas less than a full ounce of gold? That seems strange. Or am I missing something?
     
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  18. stoster38

    stoster38 Member

    If I remember correctly I think it's being called a metric ounce
     
  19. JimOfOakCreek

    JimOfOakCreek Member


    Actually, the 2016 30 gram gold Panda is less than an ounce.

    From PNG Web Site:
    • Actual Gold Weight: 0.9645 oz. AGW
     
  20. stoster38

    stoster38 Member

    Hence the "metric ounce" designation. It's like a metric ton which isn't the same weight as a regular ton.
     
  21. JimOfOakCreek

    JimOfOakCreek Member

    I would not buy a 30 gram gold Panda based on the fact that its less than a Troy ounce.
     
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