I guess in that case it might be smart to buy non-American gold if it can be found cheaper than Gold Eagles & Buffalos. When you really think about it an ounce of gold is an ounce of gold. If you melted an American Gold Buffalo and a Canadian Gold Maple Leaf they would both give you the exact same amount of pure gold so why pay more for branding? If the premium for American gold is higher than other gold it doesn’t seem like a good idea to buy it. However countries like China are sketchy so I wouldn’t buy their bullion. Countries like Canada & Australia though I trust their Mints completely and I feel 100% confident that when they say their coins contain 1 oz of .9999 gold that they are telling the truth. The Perth Mint is actually what I consider to be the #1 Mint in the World when it comes to their history and quality of their products.