Recommendations for 1oz Gold and Platinum Coins

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by stoster38, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. stoster38

    stoster38 Member Supporter

    I’ve been saving money & might be able to buy 1 of each gold and platinum coins. I prefer coins versus rounds. I’m also a collector. I know I should buy as close to spot as possible. But I am willing to pay a little more for a nice design. What coins would you all recommend? I appreciate your input/interest!!

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    When I buy 1oz gold coins I get Maple Leafs. I dont like the ones with old queen on them but the younger QEII isn't too bad to look at :p Plus, I can get them pretty close to spot.
  4. lovecoinswalkingliberty

    lovecoinswalkingliberty Well-Known Member

    Buffalo for gold
    for platinum, proof 2007, with the shield on reverse. I have both (one example of the buffalo)
    wish I could get the frosted freedom though
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  5. stoster38

    stoster38 Member Supporter

    I took a look at the 2007 coin. Definitely a nice design but more than a little more over spot lol
  6. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate

    Don't buy platinum as an investment: too unpredictable. If you are buying it for its numismatic value then go with what appeals to you the most.

    As for gold, AGEs are a good deal if you want an investment. Buffaloes are more expensive but may be better long term. That's assuming you are in the USA. If in a different country which produces one ounce gold coins then that country's products may be better.
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  7. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    If you like the proof platinum Eagles, I wouldn't give up on them as one can find certain 1 oz versions going for $50-$100 over spot in some auctions. Many bullion platinum coins have almost the same premium over spot, so a proof may be a slightly better value (and more appealing as the design changes while the bullion ones have had the same design since the series started in 1997).
  8. Mr Roots

    Mr Roots Underneath The Bridge

    MS 63/64 Double Eagle.
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  9. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Personally, i would avoid buying platinum coins only because since 2012 there the
    Only PM that is in the minus down -3 % everything else is in the plus, gold is over
    +25 % in the same time period so a much better investment over the long haul.

    As far as which Gold coins to invest in, that is a personal preference, i like the
    South African Krugerrand in 22K, and the Queens beast in 24K.
  10. stoster38

    stoster38 Member Supporter

    Hi mpcusa, thanks for the suggestions/advice. I ended getting the Queen's Beast Black Bull!! it was only $27 and change over spot. That is about 2% over spot if my math is correct. So seemed like a good deal to me!!!
  11. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Great get :)

    One of my favorite things about the Queens Beast is that there is a new design each
    Year most other bullion coins stick with the same design and only the year changes
    would love to see a pic, i will post mine here in a minute.
  12. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Not sure that buying what's up and ignoring what's down is the way to get ahead -- or do you avoid buying cereal when it's on sale, too? ;)
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  13. stoster38

    stoster38 Member Supporter

    When it’s delivered I’ll post some pictures!!
  14. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    Gold and Silver are way down since 2012
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  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Heck, silver is way down since 1980. ;)
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  16. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Gold Eagle or Gold Buffalo if you want a one ounce coin. Recognizable and the most popular in the U.S. thus, easier to sell.
  17. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Exactly - follow Warren Buffet's credo - buy what everyone is selling, and sell what everyone is buying. Platinum has much more room to increase in the future because it is unloved right now.
  18. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Usually more than one a year. She is in her mid-90's, so they don't have a lot of time to finish the series.
  19. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Here,s a couple of examples the krugerrand is pretty basic i have a couple of those in various years, this example 2017 has the 50th privy on it, the other one is the
    Red dragon of wales 2017 (Queens Beast) want to complete the series but have
    Been putting allot of time and money building my Johnson Matthey 10 OZ silver
    Bar collection.




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  20. Don P

    Don P Active Member

    Personally, I like the ASE fractional (1/10, 1/4) gold coins. I know the cost basis a bit bigger but you can still find deals out there.

    This lets you buy more often and dollar cost average if gold dips in price.
  21. stoster38

    stoster38 Member Supporter

    I’ve bought 1/10 before but it’s so small!! I like feeling the weight of that full ounce!!! Plus having a bigger canvas gives artists more freedom, in my opinion, to design something really fantastic!!
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