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Buying Gold Coins


Buying Gold Coins and BullionGold coins are the most popular way to invest in physical gold, the second most popular being gold bullion bars. Basically, there are two types of gold coins: bullion coins and numismatic coins.

Gold bullion coins sell for the value of their gold content with small premiums (2% to 5%) to cover cost of production and distribution. In contrast, typically promoted numismatic coins can have premiums of 30%, 50%, even 100%, depending on the dealer.

The Dangers of Buying Gold details the pitfalls in buying numismatic coins. See also buying gold.

Whether you are a veteran in the world of coins or are making your first venture into buying gold coins, CMI Gold & Silver is here for you. Our experts have been in the industry since our beginning in 1973 and are standing by to provide you with answers to any of your questions and with buying and collecting advice.

Why Buy Gold Coins?

Gold coins are a great way to grow the worth of your assets without having to be backed by a bank or government and are able to be sold in nearly every country in the world. Buying gold is also a way to ensure you will have a useable asset that will be in high demand in a time of crisis.
One of the main benefits of buying gold coins is their timeless value. The price does, of course, fluctuate with the economy, but gold keeps its value much better than stocks or even cash.

What Are the Two Types of Gold Coins for Sale?

The two main categories of coins are standard bullion coins and numismatic coins.
Standard bullion coins are made almost entirely from precious metals. They are made of refined gold and are viewed as an investment, rather than a collector coin. The value of the coins is based on their gold content.
Numismatic coins refer to rare coins. The value of these coins is based on how rare they are and on their condition, and so can cost much higher than bullion coins. This coin category also includes proof coin sets.

What Should You Do Now?

Please feel free to browse through our online selection or give our team a call at 855.795.8595. We take pride in providing straightforward, honest answers and in doing exactly what we say we will do. So if you are looking for a trustworthy vendor for your coin investments, look to CMI Gold & Silver. We look forward to talking with you.

Additional Gold Coins

In addition to the above-mentioned coins, other gold bullion coins are sometimes available. Some of them are no longer minted but show up in the secondary market from time to time; others are currently being minted but have not gained popularity.

Such coins include the Mexican 50 Pesos, the Austrian 100 Corona, the Hungarian 100 Korona, and the Austrian Philharmonic. Generally, these coins sell at smaller premiums than the coins described individually above.

Perth Mint Gold Coins

Australia’s Perth Mint turns out some of the world’s most beautiful and sought-after gold and silver coins. Not only are the designs exquisite, but the packaging is the best in the industry with each coin being individually encapsulated in a plastic holder, even the Mint’s Kangaroo, which has a different kangaroo image on each year’s coin.

See all Perth Mint Lunar Coins

Gold coins in IRAs

For gold coins to be eligible for IRAs, they must be at least .999 fine or be American Gold Eagles.

To learn more about setting up a self-directed IRA that accepts gold and silver products, read Putting Gold and Silver in IRAs.

How to buy gold coins

For more information about how to buy gold coins from CMI Gold & Silver Inc., see Doing Business with CMIGS. If you are interested in selling your gold coins (or gold bullion), visit selling gold and silver to CMIGS.

If you would like to discuss buying gold coins, call us at 1-855-795-8595. We take calls between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MST, Mondays through Fridays.

Quality gold products at low prices often can be found on our Gold Specials Page.