Gold Coins - Rare and Bullion

Gold Coins fall under two categories, rare and bullion. Either one serves as a great way to invest in gold. Below, we'll explain the differences in the two.

Rare Coins, those that were once in circulation prior to 1933, command a much higher price than their bullion counterparts. The reason, of course, is because they are rare.

They generally sell for much more than the gold value they contain. Unless you are a collector, or have knowledge of their values, it's best to stick with the modern bullion type.

Bullion Coins are struck from precious metals and are used for investment purposes as opposed to circulation as money. They are produced by government mints and are guaranteed for fineness and weight.

The most popular is the American Gold Eagle, the official bullion coin of the United States. First minted in 1986 it is composed of gold mined only in the U.S.

The newest addition to United States bullion coins is the Gold Buffalo. Introduced in 2006, it is the first time ever the U.S. Government minted a 24 Karat gold coin for the public.

Some of the better known bullion coins from other countries are the Canadian Maple Leaf, Chinese Panda and the South African Krugerrand.

Information links on these can be found here.

Whether it's rare or bullion, owning these precious gold pieces seems to be the top choice of investors.

For all your rare or bullion needs visit Golden Eagle Coins. In business since 1974, they offer gold bullion at some of the lowest premiums in the industry.

If you have gold coins to sell

visit this link.

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