A Variety of Gold Coins and Gold Bars From Mints Around the Globe
Gold is the only investment that has been used to preserve wealth for centuries. Precious metals like gold help to diversify financial portfolios to help protect your hard-earned assets against the volatility and fluctuations of a global economy. A balanced portfolio incorporates precious metals like gold.
Add stability to your financial future by purchasing gold bullion or investment grade coins. Take physical possession of your investment and easily store it in your home. The United States Gold Bureau offers gold bars and coins and is the home to the Ed Moy Signature Series Gold American Eagle PF 70 and Gold American Buffalo PF 70 investment grade coins. We also offer gold coins from mints around the world like the Canadian Maple Leaf, the Australian Gold Kangaroo, and the South African Gold Krugerrand.
Specific investments in gold can be included in a self-directed IRA. There is specific paperwork to be completed when acquiring precious metals to be included as part of an official IRA or 401K retirement account. Please contact our Retirement Services Division at 800-775-3504 to learn more about this opportunity.
Gold Bullion Coins and Gold Bars
Civilizations have equated pure gold with gods, wealth, and immortality. For centuries, gold bullion has symbolized power and used as a storage of wealth. The fact that gold neither corrodes nor tarnishes not to mention the beauty of the precious metal made it suitable for deities and royalty in ancient civilizations. A gold standard was used as a monetary policy within and between nations but the world gold standard ended in 1976. The 1930s was the last time gold was used in minted coins designated for circulation. Historically, the value of gold was based on perceived rarity and its distinctive color.
Almost half of the new gold consumed each year is for jewelry, 40% is for investments and 10% for industrial purposes. The high malleability and conductivity of gold are characteristics that make gold used in many types of computerized devices. The precious metal is also used in tooth restoration, as an anti-inflammatory, and infrared shields.
Paper currencies have come and gone but gold remains in demand and has an inherent value. Gold bars, gold ingots, gold coins, and Investment Grade Coins are all popular ways to invest in the yellow metal.
Gold bars and gold ingots are the most popular way to invest in gold and generally the form of gold bullion that most people think about. You can purchase gold bars in a variety of sizes from 1 gram to 1 kilo. Actually, a gold bar can be as big as someone’s imagination. Currently, the largest gold bar in history was produced by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation. The bar weighed 551 pounds and would be worth over $11 million with a spot price of $1275.
How to Buy Gold Bullion Coins
Gold bullion coin price is based on the weight of the precious metal and the scarcity of the coin itself. The scarcity arises from the fact that once a mintage of a coin is done for a specific year there will never be another coin of that year produced. Minted coins also offer the guarantee that comes from a reputable mint like the U.S. Mint. Gold bullion coins are generally legal tender in the country that the coin was minted.
Investment Grade Gold Coins
Investment Grade Coins are higher quality and rarer than bullion coins. These coins are also graded at a magnification of 5x what the naked eye can see and are enclosed in a protective slab to preserve the mint condition of the coin. Investment Grade Coins are for investors planning to hold onto their investment for at least 5 years.