Good gift for someone into gold coins, when you cant afford a gold coin?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by TylerH, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. TylerH

    TylerH Well-Known Member

    Hi All

    My brother is getting into gold coins - More for bullion sake but starting to enjoy the history.

    I know zilch about gold coins - and for xmas wanted to get him something to support the hobby in him, but I cant afford an actual gold coin (Unless they come really small.....) - I have seen TINY gold roman coins but I dont know what they are called / the value.

    He also isnt much of a reader - So anyone have any thoughts?

    Thank you!

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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Does he have a pocket digital scale yet?
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  4. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    Does it have to be gold? If he's more for bullion, it's hard to go wrong with silver. JM Bullion and Provident Metals have some really good Silver rounds you can get him.

    I actually just picked these up today from JM as gifts for co-workers. Granted they are way over spot, but seemed great as gifts due to package and COA.

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    Coin 2
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  6. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Mexican 2 Peso are fun. about $70
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  7. Parthicus

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  8. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, those are small. I posted one the other day that I saw on eBay. It was 10 Karat gold and only weighed 0.3 of a gram. It was from the 1700's and minted in the India area of Asia.
    It had a value of about $5.00 but sold for $20.50. Some posters on CT said that coin in excellent condition would retail for about $75.00.

    One thing to consider is whether you want a really pretty gift, regardless of the price versus metal value, or whether you want to stay close to metal value.

    Be sure to check out the product and the seller carefully .

    Thanks Tyler , for asking for opinions.
  9. COCollector

    COCollector Well-Known Member

    For outdoorsy do-it-yourself folks...

  10. COCollector

    COCollector Well-Known Member

    What's your budget?

    100 kg (220 lbs) "$1,000,000" gold coin.
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  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Every new collector need a quality magnifying glass.
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  12. TylerH

    TylerH Well-Known Member

    Thank you everyone! The fanam and the gold prospect of guide are perfect (all suggestions were awesome these just fit my budget)
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