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For most investors, gold coins represent the most desirable form of gold ownership. This has been true throughout history. The portability and liquidity of gold coins continues to attract investors. Only if they appear to have been tampered with, do they require additional assaying cost when sold. Their value is based primarily on their gold content. The four most popular gold coins all contain exactly one Troy ounce of fine gold, although their total weight will vary based on gold fineness. Fineness represents the purity of gold. A 24 Karat coin is pure gold or .999 fine. Less pure gold is perfectly acceptable in gold coins as long as the total weight and fineness of the gold content is indicated. Of the four most popular coins the Maple Leaf is the only pure gold or .999 fine coin. However, all four contain exactly one Troy ounce of gold.
The most popular coin is the American Gold Eagle. The American Eagle weighs exactly 1.0909 Troy oz. with a diameter of 32.7 mm. The Canadian Maple Leaf weighs exactly 1 Troy oz. with a diameter of 30 mm. The South African Krugerrand weighs exactly 1.0909 Troy oz with a diameter of 32.6 mm.
(1877–1907) The $20 Liberty gold coin was designed by James B. Longacre. Beginning in 1877, the reverse of the double eagle was modified by an insignificant “cleaning up” of the design, but the major difference was the complete spelling of the denomination so that no one could have any doubt that this was a $20 gold piece. This type (Type 3) was produced at Philadelphia, Carson City, San Francisco, Denver (1906 and 1907 only), and even New Orleans (1879). This is the same design as the preceding issue except that the denomination is now spelled TWENTY DOLLARS.
(1907-1933) The $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin, designed at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905 by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and first released in 1907, is arguable the most impressive of all regular United States coinage designs. The Saint-Gaudens Twenty is not only one of the all-time favorites with numismatists, it is also one of the best known U. S. coins in foreign countries. Most major European and Far East banks make an active market in these coins.
Standards for both: weight, 33.436 grams; composition, 90% gold / 10% silver and copper; diameter, 34 mm. This equates to 0.9675 fine ounces of gold in each coin.
Old English Sovereigns (1887-1932) The old English Sovereign (one pound coin) is the most widely traded gold semi-numismatic gold coin in the world. There is constant and excellent liquidity in dozens of countries. For the person looking for a small gold coin (.2354 ounces fine gold content) and the potential for the premium (numismatic value) to rise, this is a good place to put your gold bullion money.
When investing in bullion bars, whether they be gold, silver or platinum safety dictates that your or your produced by a registered refiner, otherwise they could encounter difficulties when they wish to sell their bullion. We sell only registered bars. These can be sold virtually any place in the free world. We offer gold bars in the following sizes:
When purchasing smaller bars you or your clients will be charged a slightly higher price due to the additional fabrication costs involved in producing smaller bars. Therefore, the astute investor will purchase the largest size relative to the amount invested. Several variables enter into this choice, the most important is, of course, liquidity.
The same basic principles about gold and platinum bars apply to silver bars as well. When purchasing smaller bars you or your clients will be charged a slightly higher price due to the additional fabrication costs involved in producing smaller bars. Therefore, the astute investor will purchase the largest size relative to the amount invested. Several variables also enter into this choice, the most important is, of course, liquidity and possible storage charges. We sell only Johnson Matthey, Engelhard and Royal Silver bullion bars in the following sizes, and recommend storage at the depository of your choice. We have information available on various depositories that actually segregate your metals.
For some investors, platinum coins represent the most desirable form of platinum ownership. The portability and liquidity of platinum coins continues to attract investors. Only if they appear to have been tampered with, do they require additional assaying cost when sold. Their value is based primarily on their metal content. The most popular platinum coin contains exactly one Troy ounce of fine platinum. The American Eagle backed by the United States government is available now and comes in a 1 ounce coin only. The Platinum Noble coin from the Isle Of Man comes in three sizes. The 1 oz. coin contains 1 troy ounce of fine platinum, the diameter is 32.7 mm. The 1/4 ounce coin contains 1/4 ounce of fine platinum and has a diameter of 22 mm. The 1/10 ounce coin contains 1/10 ounce of platinum and is 16.5 mm. The Maple Leaf is available in 1 oz. coins.
When investing in platinum bars, a registered refiner is most important to the liquidity of your portfolio worldwide. Platinum is the rarest of all precious metals, more than 20 times more scarce than gold. Only 90 tons of platinum reaches the market each year. This compares with over 1,900 tons of gold and 10,000 tons of silver. The only registered bars that we offer are Johnson Matthey, Engelhard and Credit Suisse in the following sizes: