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Precious Metals Portfolio Encyclopedia

Gold will always be regarded as an extremely important investment. The intrinsic value of gold is predominant in the battle against inflation, deflation, and currency devaluation. Gold can be bought in various forms like paper - ETF or in the form of jewelry, coins, and bars.

We offer information on a vast array of gold coins. Some of the most popular coins include Eagles, Double Eagles, Four Dollar Gold, Silver Dollars, and many more. Lear Capital allows you to look up different types of gold coins with our free coin encyclopedia. Learn all you need to know about any particular coin that sparks your interest. We provide you with information spanning the issue date, the design, the composition, the dimensions, and much more.

Gold coins typically hold the highest value in the market due to their premium value which adds to the gold content present in the coins. Gold coins have been manufactured since the entire process of coinage came into being. This is mainly due to the inherent value that gold possesses.

How to Buy Gold Coins

Gold coins are a symbol of rich art and cultural history. They are a favorite collectible for many people. Purchasing gold coins helps you to diversify your investment portfolio.

  • After understanding what makes a gold coin valuable, you have to choose between purchasing gold coins or gold coin bullion. Legal tender gold coins have a stated value but are always worth more owing to the gold content in them. Though gold bullion can be made to look like coins, it doesn't qualify as legal tender.
  • You then have to choose a denomination if you want a legal tender gold coin. The standard size for gold coins is usually considered to be one ounce according to most coin dealers. You should buy gold bullion in one ounce rounds. Gold bullion coins are the easiest to buy and sell in the market. These coins are issued around the world and the most popular types include the South African Krugerrand, Australian Philharmonic, and the American Eagle.
  • You can browse the web for the current price of gold in order to avoid being cheated.
  • You should always rely on a reputable gold coin dealer who is well established.
  • You must make sure that your purchases depend upon the current price of gold. Gold bullion coins, however, will cost you a small percentage more than the current price of the precious metal in question.

Find all the information you require on gold coins with the help of the free coin encyclopedia. Get all the facts on investments, IRAs, and other related topics with the help of Lear Capital.

The statements made on this website are opinions only. Past results are no guarantee of future performance or returns. Precious metals, like all investments, carry risk. Precious metals and coins may appreciate, depreciate, or stay the same depending on a variety of factors. Lear Capital, Inc. cannot guarantee, and makes no representation, that any metals purchased will appreciate at all or appreciate sufficiently to make customers a profit. Lear is a retail seller of precious metals and its buyback (or bid) prices are lower than its sell (or ask) prices. Metals must appreciate enough to account for this difference in order for customer to make a profit when liquidating the metals. Lear does not provide financial advice or retirement planning services. The decision to purchase or sell precious metals, and which precious metals to purchase or sell, are the customer’s decision alone, and purchases and sales should be made subject to the customer’s own research, prudence and judgment.