Gold coins and precious metals
When it comes to investing in gold there are multiple ways to do so. One of the most lucrative ways when it comes to investing in physical gold is through gold coins. For centuries gold coins and precious metals have exhibited themselves to be an excellent support against inflation and a source of financial security in times of crisis. This will most likely not change in the future. In the past coin collecting was just a hobby for people who studied the artistry and history of them. This has developed into much more, the demand for gold coins has grown immensely. It is no longer just a hobby but its become an industry. If you are looking to invest or sell your gold coins now is the time, but before doing so make sure to do extensive research. It’s usually best to invest in 1-ounce gold coins, rather than one-quarter once and half-once coins. The difference in value can add up to thousands of dollars.The following are the top 1-once gold coins with the best value and resale potential:
1. American Eagle 1-Ounce Gold Coin (31.104 grams of pure gold)
The American Gold Eagle has been purchased by collectors and investors since 1986. It is one of the most recognized gold coins in the world. It is considered to be the official gold bullion coin of the United States. The obverse (front-side) of the coin recreates Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s figure of Miss Liberty. The reverse (back-side) displays a family of eagles scene by artist Miley Busiek. The dates of the coins were first represented in Roman numerals from 1986-1991, after they were changed to Arabic in 1992. Bullion-strike American Gold Eagles are minted in West Point, with no mintmark. Values of common dates are based on the current market price of gold, plus a premium, and vary with the prevailing spot price. The current price for the American Gold Eagle (1oz) is around $1,375.
2. American Buffalo 1-Ounce Gold Coin
The American Buffalo gold bullion coins were the first .9999 fine (24-karat) gold coins made by the U.S. Mint. It is the purest gold coin the U.S. Mint produces, meaning it does not contain any silver or copper. The American Buffalo coins are distributed in the same manner as the American Gold Eagle coins and pressed at the West Point facility. In 2006 and 2007, only one-ounce coins (with a $50 tender value) were stamped/minted. The reverse (back-side) of the coin is stamped “1”OZ .9999 FINE GOLD” and “$50, along with the American buffalo. The obverse (front-side) of the coin features the classic Indian Head symbol. These coins can sell up $1,500 and sometimes even more depending on the year and if it was minted.
3. British Britannia 1-Ounce Gold Coin
The first Britannia coin was issued in 1987 by the Royal Mint, it had a 22 carat purity and element of copper. In 1990 it was replaced with silver and then replaced with gold in 2013. This now makes it a troy ounce of gold with 999.9 purity (24 carat). The 2019 Britannia 1-Once Gold Coins are among st the most popular gold coins to invest in. The obverse side of the coin portrays the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as the face of Britain, designed by Jody Clark. The reverse side of the 2019 Gold Britannia coin is Philip Nathan’s design of the powerful and majestic Britannia. This gold coin is actually capital gains tax free, making them a great investment opportunity if you are able to get a hold of one. The unit price for these starts at about $1,600.
4. South African Krugerrand 1-Ounce Gold Coin
The South African Gold Krugerrand was first introduced in 1976. It was recognized as the official bullion coin of South Africa, and was the first gold bullion in the market that paved the way for private gold ownership. They were also the first bullion coins issued legal tender status, however they do not have a face value. The front-side of the coin is an image of Paul Kruger, the fourth term President of the South African Republic. This image was created specifically for this coin in 1967. The reverse side of the coin has the image of a Springbok antelope, which is the official symbol of the modern Republic of South Africa. The Gold Krugerrand Coins were on average worth $1,275. Nowadays, they go as high as $1,532.90.
5. Austrian Philharmonic 1-Ounce Gold Coin
The Austrian Philharmonic gold coin is known to be one of the most beautiful gold coins in the world. This coin is named and designed after the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the top musical arrangements in the world. It has become one of the bestselling coins in Europe because of its beauty and complex design. The obverse side of the coin is the design of the Vienna Musikverein’s Golden Hall. It also includes the words “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH”, the year of issue, the coin’s gold purity and the denomination of the coin. The reverse side of the coin has designs of instruments like the harp, violin, cello, horn and bassoon, which all together make up the Philharmonic Orchestra. This coin is not only a good investment opportunity but it’s the perfect masterpiece for musical coin collectors. The current price for the Austrian Philharmonic 1-Ounce Gold Coin is around $1,582.00.
If you are interested in selling your gold coins look no further. Global Jewelers is known for having years of experience and knowledge in this industry.If you currently have gold coins and aren’t sure what they are or what they are worth, feel free to contact us. We will be glad to consult and educate you on your prized possession. We make sure to be honest and fair with our offers, making sure to give our customers the best market price and in some cases even more. Not to mention we pay upfront. For more information check out our website!
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