What are we stacking for gold?

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by FBLfinder, Nov 5, 2017.


How do you stack gold?

  1. world coins

  2. pre 33's gold coins

  3. bullion coins

  4. bullion bars

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  1. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Good old American Gold Eagles — raw—for my precious metals hedge. I buy pre-33 gold for the coin collection.

    And, as usual, @lordmarcovan leaves me with my mouth hanging open.:woot:

    I like your year’s worth of gold, too @FBLfinder Good thread!
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  3. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    I have a couple dozen or so, and I would say they are the size of a nickel, 22mm.
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  4. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. I was thinking boxes large enough to hold, say, 20 to 25 of the slabbed coins. Didn't see one at Guardhouse.

    Ooops found them, thanks.
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Mine might be Lighthouse brand, I think? 25 slots. Check places like Wizard Coin Supply.

  6. Neal

    Neal Active Member

    No one has mentioned modern US commemorative gold. If you are just interested in mainly the melt value but want a legal tender coin, the common $5 and $10 proofs often carry a lower premium than any other form of gold, especially raw, but sometimes even Proof 69. Buying them from the mint is a lottery ticket with little chance of breaking even, but places like Apmex or Bullion Exchange will often sell "random" date (read "common") examples for little over melt.
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Yes. I haven't done that since I'm into the older stuff personally, but I think modern commems near spot, especially proofs, would be appealing.

    I say "especially proofs" from an aesthetic standpoint, though MS coins in the modern commems are sometimes worth more than their proof counterparts and/or had lower mintages.
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    This Canadian coin was the most modern I've had in my Eclectic Box. If I remember correctly, it didn't cost too much more than spot. It's a half-ounce coin. I bought it from @Stork, in an NGC PR67 UCAM holder. It lost a grade point when I sent it to PCGS, but so what.

    Proof gold is awesome, and this piece was drop-dead gorgeous.

    I could certainly collect moderns like this!

    Canada: gold 100-dollars proof of Elizabeth II, Canadian Unity commemorative, 1978


  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

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  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I have only dabbled in gold myself since I don't have tons of disposable income. I've so far picked up 12 British sovereigns and 3 1oz Canadian Maple Leafs. I love the design of sovereigns and I prefer the design and price of Maple leafs over AGE's.
    I would like to pick up some more world gold though. Perhaps Mexico or France.
    1876 Gold Sovereign.jpg 1925 Gold Sovereign.jpg 1957 Gold Sovereign.jpg
  11. FBLfinder

    FBLfinder Active Member

    I think all of us are drooling with our jaws dropped over all these beautiful gold coins.
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  12. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the Canadian $5 and $10 gold from 1912-1914. The RCM just melted the rest of the coins they had on deposit after the release in 2012. I think only 10% of the original mintage was ever issued, but collectors were afraid a huge release like the GSA CC dollar sales would kill collectibility. These are a great buy close to spot for AU and under, and the alloy and weight is exactly the same as U.S. gold $5 & $10.
  13. FBLfinder

    FBLfinder Active Member

    My first taste for gold coins came with my $2 1/2 gold indian. If i was just starting with gold jacob try a 1/10 oz proof AGE. Small premium over spot and semi-numismatic for under $150. But you have been warned... once you have your first piece you will want get a bunch more.:nailbiting:
  14. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    As Dan Fogelberg sang, "The story is told of the Power of Gold and its lure on the unsuspecting."
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  15. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    It glitters and shines
    It badgers and blinds
    And constantly needs protecting...

    I could've bought a 1/10 oz Eagle for the price of the ticket to see him in 1995. I'm glad I bought the ticket.
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  16. Lemme Caution

    Lemme Caution Well-Known Member

    Don't feel bad, Jacob. The approximate price that was quoted to you of that quarter-sized gold coin likely exceeds my coin collecting budget for an entire year; this is exactly why I don't venture anywhere near the vicinity of gold coinage. :stop:
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  17. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    He had a special talent. I only got to visit his hometown, but the concert would be same.
  18. Lemme Caution

    Lemme Caution Well-Known Member

    Truer words have rarely been spoken, and well said indeed. :oldman:
  19. Lemme Caution

    Lemme Caution Well-Known Member

    It's all about whether you are collecting coins or stacking PMs...two different worlds.:astronaut:
  20. Bman33

    Bman33 Well-Known Member

    Love my American Gold Buffs. Never can have a big enough herd!
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  21. FBLfinder

    FBLfinder Active Member

    I want a heard but is the premium higher than a gold eagle?
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