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Buying Gold Bullion Online
Gold is more sought after than any other precious metal on earth, and with good reason. With the advent of global trade came a need for a store of wealth and value, something that could be utilized to facilitate trade anywhere on the globe. Gold eventually became the standard unit of measure for value and allowed peoples of all regions and languages to trade with ease. Despite any differences in languages spoken, location or even culture, gold became the yardstick for measuring value. Gold still acts as that yardstick today. Bullion is traded and valued all over the world, and with zero counterparty risk may represent the most effective vehicle for trade and commerce the world has ever known. The yellow metal is used today primarily by central banks, governments, wealthy investors and more. Acquiring physical gold coins or bullion has never been easier than it is today. Gold bullion comes in two major forms: gold coins and gold bars.
Many modern investors buy gold bullion coins to satisfy their need for bullion. These coins are produced or minted by a variety of manufacturers, with government mints being the largest producer. Gold bullion coins are weighed and guaranteed by central banks, making them an excellent choice for both seasoned and new investors alike. Produced on an annual basis, there are rarely shortages of gold coins as mints look to produce enough of them to satisfy demand. This can also keep premiums more reasonable, another attractive feature for gold coins.
Gold coins today are struck with a minimum purity of .999. Some gold coins, such as the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf from the Royal Canadian Mint and Australian Gold Kangaroo from the Australian Perth Mint, are made with an even finer portion of gold measuring .9999 fine. Government mints that produce and issue gold coins may also issue coins that are good, legal tender. These gold coins carry a face value that can range from less than a dollar to several dollars or more. Although standard single ounce gold coins can be quite expensive these days, mints have made gold coinage available to even the smallest of investors. Gold coins are now produced in fractional weights, such as 1/10, ¼ and ½ ounce. These smaller weights make the coins more affordable so anyone can begin building a stack.
As previously mentioned, sovereign government mints produce a wide variety of gold coins in varying weights. Some of the biggest gold coin producing mints include the United States Mint, Australian Perth Mint, Canadian Royal Canadian Mint, Swiss Valcambi Mint, and more.
Some of our most popular gold coins include: Canadian Gold Maple Leaf: The Royal Canadian Mint’s 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf (Random Date) coins are among the world’s most popular pure gold coins, with a purity of .9999 and is available in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz sizes.
English Britannia Gold Coin: Issued by the Royal Mint, these coins are renowned for their quality construction, trusted purity, and beautiful design. They feature Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, with Britannia holding her trident and shield depicted on the reverse. These gold coins are available in the 1 oz, ½ oz, and ¼ oz sizes.
Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin: The Perth Mint’s Australian Bullion Coin Program has been characterized by outstanding craftsmanship, iconic artistry, and assured purity for more than 30 years. Struck from 99.99% pure gold, the gold Kangaroo’s reverse portrays the classic artistry of a ‘red’ kangaroo in the Australian landscape.
American Buffalo Gold Coin: The American Buffalo is a pure gold coin produced by the United States Mint. Introduced in 2006, it has experienced growing popularity and is now recognized internationally as a compliment to the American Gold Eagle bullion coin. It was the first US bullion gold coin to feature a purity of 9999.
Gold Bullion Bars
For those who prefer gold bars or simply do not like coins, gold bullion bars are a great choice. Bullion bars are made by a variety of mints as well and are valued simply based on their gold content. Compared to gold coins, gold bars have a larger variety and selection to choose from, are not considered good, legal tender, and may even be easier to store in bulk. Gold bars are manufactured by both government mints as well as private mints. While there are no central bank or government guarantees on these gold bars, they are produced with the highest of quality standards and are often inspected by a professional assayer before being allowed to leave the refinery. Like gold coins, gold bars are available in both the .999 and .9999 purities and come in a range of weights from a single gram to 5 kilograms.
Like gold coins, gold bars can also be manufactured by government mints as well as private refineries. Some of the most popular gold bar refineries are PAMP Suisse, Valcambi, Sunshine Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, and more. All these manufacturers produce gold bars of the highest quality and offer a variety of weights and designs to choose from.
Some of our popular gold bars include:
1 oz Gold Bar: These bars come from established refiners and governments and have met international standards of quality. The 1 oz gold bar remains a great option for those who want to invest in gold bullion without the premium attached to government issued bullion coins.
1 oz Royal Canadian Mint Gold Bar: The 1 oz Royal Canadian Mint Gold Bar upholds the quality standards the Mint is renowned for. Drawing from their experience with the production of Gold Maple Leaf coins, the RCM gold bars bear crisp detailing and unique security features.
10 oz Gold Bar: Serving as a middle ground between the 1 oz Gold Bars and larger Kilo Gold Bar, the 10 oz Gold Bar offers a balance between value and tradability.
1 KG Gold Bar: For investors seeking the lowest premiums in a gold bar, the Kilogram Gold Bar offers low premiums and low transaction costs.
Whether you are in the market for gold coins or gold bullion bars, Border Gold has the products and service to assist you in buying gold in a convenient and rapid manner. Border Gold has been helped customers buy gold in Canada for decades and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Browse our product catalog or call us at 1-888-312-2288 for assistance today!