Precious metal buyers who buy physical metal, as opposed to gold futures, or ETF’s (Exchange Traded Funds), are financially independent, and liquid, and more in command of their own financial well-being. These precious metal buyers have literally taken a hands-on approach to investing, and no longer rely on the so-called “expertise” of a broker, banker, or political affiliation. They know that gold is the only true currency, upon which all printed currency values are based, and that gold prices historically rise when printed currency values either stagnate, or decline. Household investors typically get started in physical gold bullion, which comes in bar form, and as coins. Reputable brand names for bullion bars include Johnson Matthey, Credit Suisse, and PAMP Suisse, for purity and liquidity. Popular bullion coins include 22-Karat coins like American Eagles, and South African Krugerrands, and 24-Karat coins like American Buffalos, and Canadian Maple Leafs.
Precious metal buyers, whose primary concern is long-term financial security, invest in rare coins, since their numismatic value tends to appreciate over time. Investors can now pay a small premium to have that numismatic value verified with an official “mint state grade” from either the PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), or the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation). Both of these companies are globally accepted rare coin assayers, and their certified coins are liquid in over 120 countries. Two of the most widely-purchased gold coins among household investors are $20 Lady Liberty’s, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-Karat, certified, investment-grade gold coins. Investors are encouraged to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer institutional discounts to household investors like you.