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6 Gift-Worthy Gold and Silver Coins Your Loved Ones Will Appreciate


Written by John Rothans

Jan 31, 2018

What do you buy the person who has everything? Something that's irreplaceable, beautiful, and shows how much you care for their future. The best gift delivers all of these things and more, whether it's for a holiday, anniversary, birthday, or just because. Check out our list of hand-picked, highly giftable gold and silver coins that are sure to please family and friends—no matter the occasion.

The Best Gold Coin Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Pearl Harbor Gold Coins, Exclusive to U.S. Money Reserve

1 oz Pearl Harbor Gold Coin

Pearl Harbor gold coins honor the history-changing attack on Pearl Harbor and are only available through U.S. Money Reserve. These bullion coins are struck from 24-karat gold in limited quantities and stand as rare masterpieces, keeping the memory of Pearl Harbor alive for generations to come.

The reverse features three U.S. Navy ships and two Imperial Japanese Zero fighter planes overhead. The obverse design features an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, honoring our nation's history with America's wartime Allies of Australia and Great Britain.

The intricate design, historical significance, and incredible gold purity of Pearl Harbor gold coins make them an unforgettable gold gift idea—especially for a parent or grandparent who lived through this period in American history. They can also help immortalize your family history and educate younger generations, creating an opportunity to tell stories and share memories.

Reverse of 1 oz. Pearl Harbor Silver Coin featuring Japanese fighter planes above U.S. Navy ships

Pearl Harbor gold coins are especially meaningful gifts for loved ones with ties to the U.S. Navy. A portion of the proceeds from every Pearl Harbor coin are donated to the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, with past proceeds used to fund a Lone Sailor Statue at Pearl Harbor.

Want to give your entire extended family a piece of history? The Pearl Harbor coin is also available as a 1 oz. silver bullion coin and affordably priced in the low $20s. The design remains striking, the appeal illustrious, and the story timeless.

Gold American Eagle Coins

1 oz. Gold American Eagle Bullion Coin

Gold American Eagle coins are a classic choice. They stand as symbols of tradition and unity. Thanks to their highly recognizable design and timeless beauty, they're easily appreciated by all levels of coin enthusiasts.

The obverse (front) design features a moving rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty standing tall and strong, with windswept hair and a fearless gaze. The reverse (back) design features a family of bald eagles, with the male eagle flying above the nest and the female eagle sitting in nest, her wings protectively encircling two eaglets.

When the coin was first released, the artist behind the reverse design, Miley Busiek, told Coin News Today, “The spirit behind this design was to honor our family and America at a time when people need to be encouraged and affirmed—particularly our young people, with so much uncertainty clouding the future.”

With the artist's words in mind, consider gifting Gold American Eagle coins to a loved one who's embarking on a new journey and could benefit from your support. Graduations, marriages, anniversaries, and the birth of a child are all great occasions for gifting a Gold American Eagle coin.

1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin, front

Gold American Eagle bullion coins are available in a range of sizes to fit almost any budget, including 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz., and 1/10 oz., with prices starting in the low $100s.

For the gift giver in need of a high volume of equally stunning gifts, consider the 1 oz. Silver American Eagle Coin. The Silver Eagle features a “walking” rendition of Lady Liberty on the obverse. She’s enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left. The reverse side of the coin features a heraldic eagle with a shield, symbolizing strength and endurance.

Gold American Buffalo Coins

1 oz. Gold American Buffalo Coin, View of Back

Gold American Buffalo coins are another timeless option! The American Buffalo is one of the purest gold coins available and stands as the nation's first-ever 24-karat gold coin.

The obverse design features a right-facing portrait of a Native American, believed to be a composite of several men including Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne and Chief Iron Tail of the Lakota Sioux. The reverse side features a large, left-facing buffalo.

According to the U.S. Mint., the buffalo “recalls the pioneering spirit of the Nation's westward expansion.” Some believe that the buffalo is based on Black Diamond, an American Bison who lived in New York's Central Park Zoo and was touted to be the largest buffalo in captivity. Read more about the history of the Gold American Buffalo coin to learn more.

Gold American Buffalo coins are easily appreciated by coin lovers of all levels and ages. The design appeals to American history buffs, but also those who value the qualities that made western expansion so appealing, like the possibility of independence, upward mobility, and freedom.

Consider gifting a Gold American Buffalo coin to a loved one who's stepping outside their comfort zone for the first time, just like the early pioneers, or to someone who loves the American West!

For a truly memorable present, pair your gold coin gift with U.S. Money Reserve's Free Gold Information Kit. It perfectly complements any purchase and includes helpful guidance for new gold enthusiasts and market veterans alike.

Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coins

1 oz. Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin

Know an aspiring musician or longtime music lover? Pay tribute to their talent and passion with an Austrian Philharmonic gold coin. This popular gold bullion coin is struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure gold. The Philharmonic coin stands apart from other 24-karat coins in that it has the largest diameter in the world for its size and purity.

The obverse features a pipe organ, the same one that stands in Vienna's Musikverein Golden Hall. The reverse depicts instruments in the Vienna Philharmonic including a horn, bassoon, harp, four violins, and a cello. Both designs were produced by the Austrian Mint's Chief Engraver, Thomas Pesendorfer.

Gift the Austrian Philharmonic gold coin to someone who epitomizes harmony, appreciates Austria's rich musical and cultural heritage, or to a loved one with musical aspirations.

Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Gold Coins

1 oz. Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin

Have a loved one who can't stop humming Canada's national anthem and cheering for the Edmonton Oilers? Buy Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins!

The Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin was the first bullion coin to be struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure gold. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, notably without a crown. The reverse features an intricate rendering of the sugar maple leaf, Canada's official emblem!

Take your gold gift idea to the next level by gifting a Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin alongside maple syrup, maple candy, and winter-ready hats and gloves.

South African Krugerrand Gold Coins

1 oz. Gold South African Krugerrand Coin

The South African Gold Krugerrand is considered the first modern gold bullion coin for everyday buyers. It was first minted in 1967 and issued by South Africa as a legal tender coin.

The obverse features a portrait of Paul Kruger, the last president of the Republic of South Africa. He's flanked by the name of the country, “South Africa,” in the country's two native languages, English and Afrikaans. The reverse side features a galloping springbok antelope, one of South Africa's national symbols.

Today, the Krugerrand remains one of the world's oldest and most recognizable gold bullion coins. It's the perfect gold gift for a loved one who appreciates an international portfolio and owning a “first.” Krugerrands were one of the first gold bullion coins to be bought and sold based entirely on their gold quantity (not their face value), and one of the first gold coins to carry precisely 1 troy oz. of gold. Talk about owning a piece of history!

Buy your gold gifts at U.S. Money Reserve

Gold bullion coins, like the American Buffalo and American Eagle, are convenient and attractive ways to gift gold. Unlike gold tokens, medals, and rounds, these coins are authorized legal tender whose content and purity are guaranteed by the U.S. government. That's permanence you can trust. And unlike other gifts, gold never goes out of style and it never breaks. Order your gold coin gifts today to make sure they arrive at just the right time. Call 1-844-307-1589 to secure your gold gift today!


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