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Gold and Platinum Coins:

Gold Eagle

American Gold Eagle gold coins are the official gold bullion coin of the United States. Authorized by the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, they were first released by the U.S. Mint in 1986.

Offered in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz denominations, these gold coins are guaranteed by the U.S. government to contain the stated amount of actual gold weight in troy ounces. By law, the gold must come from sources in America, alloyed with other metals to produce a more wear-resistant coin.

Krugerrand

Krugerrand

The first gold bullion coin minted specifically for investment, the Krugerrand gold bullion coin is probably the most popular gold bullion coin in the world. The Krugerrand was introduced in 1967  designed to encourage individual ownership of gold.

Krugerrand Design:
The front of the coin features the bust of Paul Kruger, the first President of the South African Republic.  Kruger is surrounded by the name of his nation in Afrikaans and English “SUID-AFRIKA ‘ SOUTH AFRICA.”

The back of the coin features a South African antelope (Springbok) along with the date of issue and the amount of gold purity.

The Krugerrand gold bullion coin, unlike other coins intended for commerce, has no face value since it is primarily minted for worldwide collection and trading.

Minting Information:
The minted coin contains approximately 91 2/3 parts gold and 8 1/3 parts copper.We invite you to call for quotes on the Krugerrand (888-Gem Mine).

 

Canadian Maple

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin, the official bullion gold coin of Canada, is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. Unlike other bullion coins, the Gold Maple Leaf Coin contains virtually no base metals at all—only gold, from mines in Canada.

The coin was introduced in 1979. At the time the only bullion coin was the Krugerrand.   Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins minted between 1979 and 1982 have a gold content of .999.

 

Mexican 50 Peso

The Mexican Gold Peso coin was first issued in 1921 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain. At the time, the Gold Peso coin was the purest gold coin produced. The Gold Peso coins were produced throughout the 20th century in denominations ranging from 2 to 50 pesos.

The obverse of the Mexican Gold Peso coin features an image of Nike, the winged Roman God of Victory. In the background are etchings of two of Mexico’s most iconic landmarks, the Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl volcanoes.  The obverse also includes its face value of and the year of mintage.

The reverse includes Mexico’s coat of arms with an eagle holding a serpent in its beak.

 

Noble

The British Nobles gold coins were the first English gold coins produced in quantity, having been preceded by the Gold penny and the Florin earlier in the reigns of King Henry III and King Edward III, which saw little circulation.

The derivatives of the British Nobles, the Half Noble and Quarter Noble, on the other hand were produced in quantity and were very popular.

The value of the coin was six shillings and eight pence, which was equivalent to eighty pence or one-third of a pound sterling. The weight was changed from issue to issue to maintain this value until 1464 when the value was increased. Throughout the history of this denomination there are many varieties of inscriptions, mint marks, and to some extent, design.

 

Platinum Eagle

American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins, America’s official platinum bullion coin, give U.S. coin investors an easy way to take advantage of platinum as a precious metal investment. Authorized by Congress in 1996 and first issued in 1997, they are the first and only official investment-grade platinum coins from the United States Government. The American Eagle Platinum is the only platinum bullion coin whose weight, content and .9995 purity are guaranteed by the United States Government.

All American Eagles are legal tender coins, with their face value imprinted in U.S. dollars. Although their face value is largely symbolic, it provides proof of their authenticity as official U.S. coinage. The one-ounce platinum coin displays the highest face value ($100) ever to appear on a U.S. coin.