How Are Gold Coin Prices Determined?

How Are Gold Coin Prices Determined?

How can two 1 oz. gold coins have two different prices? It’s a curious thing! Both coins are just 1 oz. of gold, right? There’s more to it than that. Many factors go into the price of a gold coin. Even though gold coins may look relatively the same, appearances aren’t everything. Follow along as…

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Why Do People Buy Gold?

People buy physical gold for many reasons: to protect against losses in other asset categories, for security in times of crisis, and because it’s a tangible, liquid, and private asset. Why might YOU buy gold? The choice is yours. Make an informed decision. Learn more as we dive deeper into each of these reasons people…

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How to Read the Label on a Certified Proof Coin

You may already know how powerful certified proof coins can be when held for a long time. What you may not know, however, is what all the information on the coin’s plastic slab means. There are numbers, letters, abbreviations, dates, and more. Understanding this printed information equips you with the knowledge you need to properly…

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How Much Gold Is In the World? Less Than You May Think

It’s no secret that the world’s supply of physical gold is limited. Gold remains one of the rarest elements in the world, making up about 0.003 parts per million of the earth’s crust. A lesser known fact, though, is that gold could become difficult to impossible to come by. Could it happen within your lifetime?…

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How to Buy Gold Bars

When you hear “gold bars,” visions of underground bank vaults sealed tight and stacked high with glimmering gold bricks may come to mind. While vaults like this do exist, gold bars are much more accessible than the everyday gold owner may imagine. Gold bars are portable, private and liquid, and in some ways, more straightforward…

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Gold Bars vs. Gold Coins?

You already recognize the important role gold can play in strengthening your portfolio and protecting your wealth. After all, gold “generated better returns in 2016 than 10-year Treasuries and the U.S. dollar, which performed half as well,” acknowledges Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors. But have you ever wondered about different forms of gold?…

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Gold Myths that Confuse Gold Buyers

I recently ran across an article entitled “The 12 Biggest Mistakes the Media Make When Covering Gold Markets,” by Gary Alexander. It’s a good article for potential gold buyers because it debunks many of the myths that lead investors, and their financial advisors, to exclude gold from their portfolios. For the most part, Alexander’s assessment…

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On Gold and Precious Metals

I’m starting this blog during interesting and often confusing times for gold buyers and those considering the purchase of precious metals. My goal is to clear up that confusion by sorting through what’s happening in the gold market, explaining why it’s happening and what is likely to happen. I take a mid- to long-term perspective…