What are we stacking for gold?

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

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How do you stack gold?

  1. world coins

    29.6%
  2. pre 33's gold coins

    40.7%
  3. bullion coins

    55.6%
  4. bullion bars

    14.8%
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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 Supporter

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

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  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 Supporter

    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 Supporter

    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

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  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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