Gold Bars & Bullion Coins

‘Gold bullion coin” refers to coins minted (usually by governments) that sell for a small premium over their metal content, not at high premiums due to rare dates or mintages.  Pictured below are gold bullion coins from Australia, Austria, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and the United States.

First minted in 1986, the American Eagle gold coins come in four sizes: 1 oz., ½ oz., ¼ oz. and 1/10 ounce.

Gold Kilobars (32.148 Troy oz. each) are available, but they are not recommended for most investors because each bar is currently worth $40,000 (with gold at $1,240).

A pile of gold bars is seen in this picture illustration taken at the Czech National Bank in Prague January 31, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek (CZECH REPUBLIC – Tags: BUSINESS)

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is pure gold; available in several sizes, with the most popular sizes of 1/10 oz, ¼ oz., ½ oz. and 1 oz.

The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is available in many sizes, including the 1/10 oz. These small coins would be very useful in a barter situation.

Craig Rhyne, President of Washington Gold Exchange LLC, standing behind a $1 Million purchase of gold, silver and platinum coins in 2018. Today, in March of 2024, the coins are worth approximately $1.4 Million.

The “original” gold bullion coin was the South African Krugerrand, first produced in 1967. It is still the most widely traded gold bullion coin in the world, with 48 million in circulation. The coin comes in four sizes: 1 oz., ½ oz., ¼ oz. and 1/10 oz.

Introduced as the Australian Nugget and now known as the Kangaroo, these gold bullion coins are available in many sizes, 1/20 oz., 1/10 oz., ¼ oz., ½ oz., 1 oz., 2 oz., 10 oz., and Kilo. Pictured is the popular 1 oz coin.

The Austrian Philharmonic Gold coins (obverse and reverse sides shown) are 999.9 fine gold and come in four sizes: 1 oz., ½ oz, ¼ oz. and 1/10 oz.

1 oz .9999 fine Gold bars, from PAMP, Credit Suisse, Argor Heraeus, or other fine hallmark. Available in various sizes, but 1 oz is the most popular.

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