Saturday, June 16, 2012

Blanchard Gold

Before you venture forth and buy gold from Blanchard, read this write up to find out who you are buying from and how good their customer service is.

Who are Blanchard
Blanchard online is one of the larger gold dealers in the US and has a comprehensive website, Blanchard and Company, Inc. is one of the largest and most respected retail dealer in rare coins and precious metals in the United States.

Founded in 1975 Blanchard has grown over 25 or so years to become a large corporation with 85 employees and over40 account executives sitting on the phone waiting to take your order for gold coins and silver coins. With a multi million dollar turnover and a very impressive corporate headquarters in downtown New Orleans, Blanchard claim to have helped over 350,000 people buy gold and silver during its life.

The current CEO and Chairman is Donald W. Doyle, Jr., with Michael E. McGoey being the President and COO.

Blanchard Customer Service

Blanchard heavily lean towards customer service with over 40 account executives waiting to take calls.

All shipping is through United States Post Office Registered and Insured. Blanchard asks that one allows up to 6 weeks for delivery. Non-coin products ship separately in 5-7 working days by USPS.

Blanchard encourages people to call by phone and talk to an account representative all of which are available by phone.

How to Buy Blanchard Gold
You can call Blanchard and advise what you are looking for, They will advise if they have it and what the current market price is. If you want to buy that particular gold coin or silver coin you advise the Blanchard account executive and a price is locked in.

Credit cards are accepted. Other methods if contacted by phone. For either online or phone purchases, you can choose a “Bill me” option. This allows you the flexibility of paying by personal check, cashier’s check, money order or bank wire transfer.

If you want to pay by bank wire transfer the account executive will advise you of the information you need.

You can also order online but an account executive will still call and confirm your order before shipment. Once Blanchard have confirmed your order and funds they will ship your gold or silver by registered insured mail requiring a delivery signature upon receipt.

What Kind of Gold Can I Buy at Blanchard's?

Blanchard and Company, Inc., are mainly a dealer that deals in numismatic and collectors gold and silver coins, primarily selling Pre-1933 U.S. rare gold coins and gold bullion. This is the upper end of the market in gold coins.

Blanchard list their products even when they have been sold. So you have to look through each one individually to find something not sold. If you know what you are looking for and have a gold coin already in mind you can use the search facility to find out if they have it.

Most of their products are American gold and silver coins, early rare through to the little bit more up to date issues. There is a little information about each type of coin with some history, mint issues and strikes etc. But, as I say, you have to click on a coin and then it will show if it is available or sold. So you can end up clicking on a number of coins you want to find one available.

Blanchard and Company, Inc. also offer a comprehensive range of the standard gold and silver bullion bars, accepted in all major markets around the world. There is a choice from the 400 ounce bars through to various kilo bars, 1 oz bars, 100 gram bars and various sizes in between. However there are not many details on Blanchard's site so you have to call one of their account executives to find out more information.

Interestingly Blanchard's also has some early gold coins – $10 Liberty Eagle and Type I $20 Liberty Double Eagles, obtained from the S.S. Republic Shipwreck. The wreck of the S.S. Republic was discovered 1,700 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean approximately 100 miles off the Georgia coast. 140 years later, the Republic's cargo of rare coins was recovered. The S.S. Republic Shipwreck Coins have also been featured on the National Geographic Special on PBS. The first allocation Blanchard’s had of U.S. Gold coins recovered from the S.S. Republic included 135 gold coins, valued at more than $1,000,000.

Blanchard Returns Policy
Blanchard and Company, Inc. also offers a 10-day customer satisfaction policy after receipt of numismatic coins. Quote, "If you are displeased with your purchase for any reason whatsoever, you may return your coins to Blanchard and Company, Inc. within 10 days of receipt, in the same condition in which you received them, for a full refund, including shipping costs."

There are some conditions depending on the types of Blanchard coins, an example of which states, "If your order consists of the coins set forth below (hereinafter referred to as "Exchangeable Common Date Coins"), the 10-day customer satisfaction policy permits you to exchange your coins for other coins of the same denomination and grade but does not allow you to return the coins for a refund. Exchangeable Common Date Coins are $1.00, $2.50, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00 gold coins certified as Mint State 66 or lower by PCGS or NGC, as well as uncertified circulated coins. Bullion coins, those that trade at a premium of less than 15% over the value of their underlying precious metals content, are not subject to return or exchange. Sales of all such coins shall be final."

How to Sell Blanchard Gold
Blanchard and Company, Inc. is a major buyer of rare coins. If you wish to sell your coins in the future, Blanchard and Company, Inc. encourages you to offer them to Blanchard and Company, Inc. first, although Blanchard and Company, Inc. cannot guarantee to make a bid on every coin or that Blanchard and Company, Inc.'s bid will equal or exceed those from other coin dealers.

The Blanchard and Company, Inc. state they make a promise they will buy back the gold and silver coins they sell you!

They will, "buy any actively traded gold bullion product in any quantity required – and you don't need to have an active account with us in order to sell to us."

To do this you simply ring them for a bid indication. The quotes for gold and silver bullion are offers to buy and have no hidden commissions, charges or fees of any type. A Blanchard and Company, Inc. Account Executive will give you the information you need to sell them the gold coins including how to do so. A price is fixed at the time of the call.

Blanchard Security
Blanchard and Company, Inc., utilize Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, for transferring sensitive information over the Internet. All information is encrypted including credit card number, name and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet.

When you go to the shopping cart, look for the https instead of the http as the start of the link in the url field. Blanchard online accepts all the major credit cards.

Blanchard also have a Standard Privacy Policy, terms and conditions as well as a returns policy which we have covered above.

Comments on Blanchard
In addition, Blanchard also deal in the rare and, perhaps could even be considered antique, early American gold and silver coins. Blanchard operate in the higher value collectors market where many rare coins sell for considerably more than the value of gold in the gold coin. They sell many of the higher priced gold coins, running into the many thousands, which other dealers do not deal in.

If you have bought gold or any other precious metal from Blanchard online please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of service and products including any Blanchard on line complaints and special attention or service given by Blanchard on line.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Golden Lion Mint

This is a write up of Golden Lion Mint, a gold and silver dealer and explains who the Golden Lion Mint are and what they deal in. It is well worth a read before you decide to buy any gold from Golden Lion Mint.

As always, we recommend one does one’s own due diligence before buying gold from any gold dealer.

Who are Golden Lion Mint
Golden Lion Mint is a recent company founded by Peter Ragnar, of Roaring Lion Publishing. Through Roaring Lion Publishing, Ragnar publishes books on anti aging and a healthy physical lifestyle designed to increase the health of the body and improve its longevity.

Ragnar founded the Golden Lion Mint company on the basis of a philosophy of financial safety. Reasoning that, in times of economic uncertainty, gold and silver still hold their value and can be used as a financial safety net as well as a way of preserving ones assets.

The website was registered in mid 2008.

Golden Lion Mint Products
Gold Lion Mint primarily sell gold and silver bullion bars. These are pure 24 karat gold in .9999 percent fine and silver in .999. These are in the form of ten ounce bars of gold as well as ten ounce and fifty ounce silver bars.

At this time Golden Lion Mint is offering half ounce and one ounce gold rounds. These are like gold coins but are not official U.S. coins so cannot be used for circulation or currency. All the gold bars are polished to a beautiful finish and are engraved with the Golden Lion Mint™ image

Golden Lion Mint also sell the One Ounce Avalon Silver Rounds coins.

How Much is a Golden Lion Mint Gold Bar
It will vary, based on the current spot or buy price of gold. Golden Lion Mint charges 14 to 15 percent over the spot price for gold. There is also a fabrication fee as well as handling, shipping, and insurance fees, which should all be factored in the overall price of the gold or silver bullion. This is all established with you when you order. The price is discussed and any additional costs, such as shipping, fabrication insurance, etc, is established. Then, when the price is agreed upon, it is locked in.

Delivery is currently running at 3 months. It should be noted that there is no interest paid on the bars while they are being minted.

What is a Golden Lion Pride Account
Golden Lion Mint has a special account for clients which will be starting shortly called a Golden Lion Pride Account.

According to the website, "Instantly, you can turn your eroding paper money into what it was once promised to have – a precious metals backing. What this means for you is that every dollar you invest in your Golden Lion Pride Account will be matched in value in solid gold or silver held in our secure, insured bullion bank."

Once you have a Golden Lion Pride account set up you will be able to add to it in any amount you choose. If you sent, for example, $1000 to be added to your account, then your order would be activated during normal market hours and applied toward the purchase of your bars of gold or silver.

Further details are available online and presumably when the system has been set up.

How to Buy Gold from Golden Lion Mint
The minimum investment is 2500 US dollars. There is a premium of 14 to 15 percent over the spot price for gold but you can nominate the bars you would like. If you buy gold or silver and the total cost is less than your payment, then the remaining funds will be credited to your account.

This credit can then be applied to another purchase of gold or silver bullion or simply refunded back to you.

Golden Lion Mint will also store your gold and silver bullion, purchased from them, by arrangement but prefers to deliver to you. There is a monthly fee for this service.

How to Sell Golden Lion Mint Gold Bullion
Gold Lion Mint will buy gold or silver bullion on the basis that the gold is .9999 pure and silver .999 pure and that the bullion is Comex recognized. The reason for this is that they are then suitable for re-minting and/or resale.

Last Word on Golden Lion Mint
Golden Lion Mint has a privacy policy where each purchase is private and Golden Lion Mint do not keep any credit card of social security number records.

And, of course, If you have bought and gold or silver coins from, then please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of their service and products including any complaints and special attention or service given by

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sprott Money

This is a write up of Sprott Money Ltd, A Canadian gold and silver dealer and explains who they are and what they deal in and is well worth reading before you decide to buy gold from Sprott Money.

As always, we recommend one does one’s own due diligence before buying gold from any gold dealer.

Who are Sprott Money
Sprott Money Ltd is a relatively new gold and silver dealer being established in 2007. However, Eric Sprott is the Chairman and has been an investor in the precious metals market for almost 10 years. Brendan Dunklee, the Chairman is also a long term investor in gold.

Established in 2007, Sprott Money Ltd. is one of Canada’s largest owners of gold and silver bullion. They state their goal is to facilitate ownership of precious metals to the general public.

Sprott Money are based in Canada at the Royal Bank South Tower in Toronto, Ontario. They are available through email, phone and fax.

Sprott money are a gold and silver bullion dealers available to the general public and specialize in precious metals utilized as investment vehicles

The website was created on 5th of Februar 2008.

Sprott Money Products
Sprott Money Ltd. has 1000 ounce silver bars and 400 ounce gold bars available for sale and delivery. The maximum for any one gold bullion order is 10 ounces and for silver bullion it is 100 ounces. They also state they, at the time of writing, a limited number of gold and silver Canadian Maples Leafs are available for sale.

How to Buy Sprott Gold and Silver Bullion
Currency can be either USD or Canadian Dollars. Payments can be made by money order, bank wire, certified cheque or a cashier’s cheque. A confirmation email will be sent when payment is received and all payments should be dated within 24 hours of the order placed. As soon as payment is confirmed and approved shipping arrangement will be made.

It is possible for small orders of gold and silver bullion to be purchased from their site. The limit for these orders is ten ounces of gold and one hundred ounces of silver.

It should be noted that Official Status Reserve Indians are exempt from taxes on gold coins, and on their delivery. However, government policy states that a fax or copy of the Certificate of Indian Status/Purchase Exemption Certificate must be submitted with the order.

Sprott state they do not accept personal cheques from non-Canadian residents as there is a 30-60 day waiting period.

You can also sell your coins or gold and silver bullion back to Sprott Money. It is advisable to give them a call and establish that they will buy your gold or silver and what the price will be first.

Last Word on Sprott Money
Sprott Money Ltd also offer a storage service for your gold and silver bullion. Storage is charged on a year-to-year basis, with the first year of storage charged with the first bullion order. Minimum storage charged is $50.00 year.

If you have bought and gold or silver coins from, then please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of their service and products including any complaints and special attention or service given by

Monday, October 27, 2008

Lear Capital

This write up of Lear Capital, explains who they are and what they deal in and is well worth reading before you decide to buy gold from Lear Capital.

As always, we recommend one does one’s own due diligence before buying gold from any gold dealer.

Who are Lear Capital is a division of the precious metals asset firm Lear Capital, Inc Their President is Kevin DeMeritt and they are based in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The website has been on line since 26-nov-2007. The President of Lear Capital is Kevin DeMeritt.

Lear Capital Customer Service
Lear Capital are open for service anytime from 9:00am to 6:00pm PST by phone and their address is S. Bundy Dr., Ste 600, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Lear Capital Products

Lear Capital supply a number of well known and popular gold, silver and platinum coins. Here is an example of their range.
American Gold Eagle Coins
Austrian Philharmonic Coins
British Sovereign Coins
Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins
Gold Buffalo Coins
Gold Krugerrand Coins
Swiss 20 Franc Coins

American Silver Eagle Coins
Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins
Silver Rounds

American Platinum Eagle
Canadian Platinum Maple Leaf
Buying Gold Coins from Lear Capital
As an example of the price of gold at Lear Capital, the premium over the spot price for American Eagles is ten percent at the time of writing.

All orders online are limited to 5000 US dollars after hours.

You can order at any hour of the day, five days a week, using Lear Capital’s online real-time prices. Your order will immediately be confirmed by email when placed and you simply print the email and return the printed copy to Lear Capital with the funds if by check.

Lear Capital accept the most common forms of payment including bank wires, certified checks, cashier’s checks and postal money orders. Personal checks are also accepted bu tin this case the order is not shipped until the check is fully cleared.

Lear Capital do not accept credit cards payments due to the merchant fees involved and also no C.O.Ds (Cash on Delivery) is accepted.

Any orders over 5000 US Dollars, only bank wire is accepted and the bank wire information is sent to you when the order is placed.

Lear Capital will expect payment for your order within seven days and the payment must be post marked within 24-hours from your dated order. Lear capital may cancel the order if these conditions are not filled.

You can cancel your order if the price does not change or moves higher. In this case there will be a charge for the wholesale spread. Should the price move lower, however, you are responsible for the difference between the confirmed price and the current bid price. And your credit card will be charged for those differences.

Lear Capital Shipping Charges & Times
Lear capital charge $24, plus $1.00 per thousand for shipping, handling and insurance for gold and platinum. For silver, they charge $24.00, plus $13 per thousand.

Usually, each order is shipped within 72-hours of the confirmation of payment. Generally that means two to three days from the time of good funds. Personal checks can take up to 10 business days to clear so that should be taken into account also. Lear Capital state they will call or email you when the order is ready to be shipped.

The Last Word on Lear Capital
Lear Capital are basically a dealer on gold and silver coins, suitable for investors.

If you have bought and gold or silver coins from, then please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of their service and products including any complaints and special attention or service given by

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gainesville Coins

This write up of Gainesville Coins, explains who they are and what they deal in and is well worth reading before you decide to buy gold coins from, Gainesville Coins

As always, we recommend one does one’s own due diligence before buying gold coins from any gold dealer.

Who are Gainesville Coins
Gainesville Coins Inc are a gold and silver coin dealer based in Tampa Florida, USA.
They have been operating since January 2000 and their website,, first went online in July 2006.

In October 2006, Gainesville Coins, Inc. merged with University Coins, Inc. and thereby increased their range and inventory.

Gainesville Coins are currently at Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa Florida.

Gainesville Coins Customer Service
Gainesville Coins states they guarantee their entire inventory of raw and certified rare coins to be genuine. The say their certified coins are inspected and graded by Independent Grading Company (ICG), Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC), or Professional Coin Grading Services (PCGS), promising an impartial appraisal of the coin’s condition.

Gainesville Coins Products
Gainesville Coins sell many early gold and silver coins, some costing many thousands of dollars, so the rarity and antique value of these types of coins is much higher than the gold or silver content. They also sell the modern day gold and silver coins.

Here is a list of some of the products Gainesville Coins offer.
Gold $1
Gold $10 Indian
Gold $10 Liberty
Gold $2.5 Indian
Gold $2.5 Liberty
Gold $20 Liberty
Gold $20 St. Gaudens
Gold $3
Gold $5 Indian
Gold $5 Liberty
Silver Dollars

Chinese Pandas
Columbus Quincentenary
Community Service
Eisenhower 100th Anniv.
Jamestown 400th Anniv.
Jefferson 250th Anniv.
Korean War Memorial
Little Rock Desegregation
Olympic Games
San Francisco Old Mint
USO 50th Anniv.
World Cup
First Spouse G$10
Abigale Adams
Martha Washington
Gold Buffalos
Gold Eagles
Pesidential $1
George Washington
James Madison
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Platinum Eagles
Silver Buffalos
Silver Eagles
20th Anniversary
All Silver Eagles
US Mint Proof Sets
Buying from Gainesville Coins
Coins prices are adjusted to the spot price daily and with a premium added. Gainesville Coins run sales with discounted prices also for some coins. It is always a good idea to do comparisons with other coin dealers to see if there are any savings to be made here.

When ordering from Gainesville Coins, full payment has to be received by Gainesville Coins before any shipment of order is done.

Gainesville Coins, Inc. accepts the following forms of payment:
Personal checks
Business checks
Money Orders (not to exceed $5,000)
Cashier's Checks (not to exceed $5,000)
MasterCard Credit Card
Visa Credit Card
Bank wires
When paying by bank wire, the customer will need to call Gainesville Coins and confirm the sale and they will then receive the wiring instructions. The funds should be wired within 24 hours of submitting the order, or by 9.30 am the next business day if the order was placed after business hours, (say Saturday evening for example).

It should be noted that a 5% non-refundable deposit via Credit Card is required when submitting the order. Orders paid by bank wires will be shipped immediately upon receipt of transfer of funds. Also all money orders or cashier's, personal and business checks must clear the bank via a 14 day hold before coins will be shipped .

Gainesville Coins, Inc. State they do not accept Cash and/or Travelers Checks.

Gainesville Coins Return Policy
Gainesville Coins have a specific returns policy. If any certified coins are returned they will NOT be accepted for return if the protective case has been damaged or tampered with. If the case has NOT been damaged or tampered with then the returns will be accepted on certified coins only provided the original order is returned shipped to Gainesville Coins, Inc. via US Post Office, insured for their full value and post marked no than 2 days from the time the order is received by the customer.

There will be no returns on bullion type coins. All Bullion coin sales are final.

Gainesville Coins, Inc. Assumes no responsibility for coins in transit, and will only assume responsibility when the coins are in the care, custody and control of Gainesville Coins, Inc.

Selling to Gainesville Coins
An itemized invoice must be included when any coins are shipped to Gainesville Coins, Inc. for potential purchase purposes.

All coins shipped to Gainesville Coins, Inc., whether for return or resale purposes, will be videotaped with their security system to insure that the contents of the package matches the included paperwork. Should there be a discrepancy, the customer is notified immediately via phone/email, and a copy of the videotape made available if requested.

Last Word on Gainesville Coins
Gainesville Coins is a straight forward dealer in gold coins and bars, silver coins and bars.

If you have bought any gold or silver coins from please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of service and products including any complaints and special attention or service given by Gainesville Coins.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Panda America

This write up of, explains who they are and what they deal in and is well worth reading before you decide to buy gold from, Panda America.

As always, we recommend one does one’s own due diligence before buying gold from any gold dealer.

Who are
Panda America was formed in 1982 when China issued the first Panda gold coins. Panda America was the first official distributor of the Chinese issued Pandas in the US and has remained so ever since. Today PandaAmerica are situated in Torrance, California and carry one of the most wide and diverse selections of gold coins, silver coins and platinum coins from many countries in the world today.

The website is and was formed in February 1997 according to the Wayback machine.

The CEO of PandaAmerica is Kitty Quan and the President is Mr Peter Yeung. PandaAmerica is unique among gold dealers in having photos of the main management and staff posted on their website.

You can buy gold and silver coins direct from Panda America on their website as they sell direct to consumers as well as having a wholesale operation for dealers and distributors. Products
PandaAmerica have an extremely large selection of gold coins as well as silver and platinum.
This includes ancient as well as modern gold coins from around the world.

Here is a list of the coins on offer. Some gold coins they list they do not have but will locate for you if required.
Afghanistan Gold and Silver Coins
Africa Gold Coins
Africa Sierra Leone Coins
Albania Gold and Silver Coins
American Samoa Commemorative Coins
Ancient Greek Coins
Ancient Judaean Coins
Ancient Roman Coins
Andorra Coins Bimetal Coins
Anguilla Coins Gold and Silver Coins
Argentina Certified Sovereigns Coins
Argentina Gold
Australia Commemoratives Coins
Australia Early Gold (Sovereigns) Coins
Australia Gold Lunar Zodiac Coins
Australia Gold Olympic Coins
Australia Modern Gold Coins
Australia Silver Kookaburra Coins
Australia Silver Lunar Zodiac Coins
American $1 Morgan CC Silver Coins
American $1 Morgan GSA Silver Coins
American $1 Morgan GSA/NGC Silver Coins
American $1 Morgan PCGS/NGC Silver Coins
American $2 1/2 Indian Gold Coins
American $2 1/2 Liberty Gold Coins
American $5 Indian Gold Coins
American $5 Liberty Gold Coins
American $1 Indian Type 3 Gold Coins
American $1 Liberty Type 1 Gold Coins
American $10 Indian Gold Coins
American $10 Liberty Gold Coins
American $20 Liberty Gold Coins
American $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold Coins
American Set/Collection Gold Coins
American Coin Classics Coins
American Certified Gold Coins
American Certified Gold Commemorative Coins
American Certified Morgan Dollars Coins
American Certified Silver Coins
American Confederacy Coins
American Early Commemoratives Coins
American Gold Coins
American Gold Eagle Coins
American Gold Eagle Sets Coins
American Interesting Lots Coins
American Minors Coins
American Modern Commemoratives Coins
American Paper Money Coins
American Peace Dollars Coins
American Platinum Coins
American Uncertified Dollars Coins
Austria Modern Gold Coins
Bahamas Gold Coins
Barbados Gold
Belarus Gold
Belgium Early Gold
Belgium Gold gulden Coins
Belgium Modern Gold
Belize Gold
Bermuda Gold
Bolivia Gold Coins
Brazil Gold Coins
British Virgin Islands Gold
Brunei Gold Coins
Bulgaria Gold and Silver Coins
Burundi Gold and Silver Coins
Byzantium Gold Coins
Cambodia Gold Coins
Canada Gold Coins
Canada Gold Lunar Zodiac Coins
Canada Gold Sovereigns Coins
Cayman Islands Gold Coins
Chile Gold Coins
China Commemorative Gold Coins
China Early Gold and Silver Coins
China Gold Pandas Coins
China Inventions and Discoveries Coins
China Lunar Zodiac Coins
China Panda Commemoratives Coins
China Platinum Pandas Coins
China Silver Pandas Coins
China Unicorns Coins
China Specials 2003 Gold Pandas Coins
Colombia Gold Coins
Cook Islands Gemstone Zodiac Coins
Cook Islands Gold Coins
Cook Islands Platinum Coins
Costa Rica Gold
Cuba Gold Coins
Cyprus Gold
Czech Republic Gold
Denmark Gold Coins
Dominican Republic Gold
Egypt Gold
El Salvador Gold
Ethiopia Gold
Finland Gold Coins
France Early Gold Coins
France Early Silver Coins
France Gold Piefort Coins
France Modern Gold Coins
France Palladium & Platinum Coins
France Coin Sets
Germany Gold Coins
Germany Gold gulden Coins
Germany Prussia Coins
Gibraltar Centenary of Cinema Coins
Gibraltar Gold Coins
Great Britain Britannia Gold Coins
Great Britain Early Gold Coins
Great Britain Gold Sovereigns Coins
Great Britain Sovereigns-Young Q.E.II Coins
Greece Gold
Guatemala Gold Coins
Honduras Gold
Hong Kong Gold
Hungary Early Gold
Hungary Gold 10 Korona Coins
Hungary Modern Gold
Iceland Gold
India Gold Coins
India Gold Sovereigns Coins
Indonesia Silver
Iran 1/2 Pahlevi of Riza Shah Coins
Iran 1/2 Toman of Ahmed Shah Coins
Iran Gold Coins
Iraq Gold Coins
Isle of Man Gold Coins
Isle of Man Gold Sovereigns Coins
Isle of Man Platinum Coins
Israel Gold Coins
Italy 20 Lire Gold Uncirculated Coins
Italy Gold Coins
Jamaica Gold
Japan Gold Coins
Jordan Gold and Silver Coins
Korea Gold Coins
Laos Gold and Silver Coins
Liberia Commemoratives Coins
Liberia Gold Coins
Liberia Lunar Zodiac Coins
Liechtenstein Gold and Silver Coins
Luxembourg Essai Set Coins
Luxembourg Gold Coins
Macau Gold
Malaysia Gold
Malta Gold
Mexico Early Gold Coins
Mexico Endangered Species Coins
Mexico Gold 50 Peso Coins
Mexico Gold Libertad Coins
Mexico Gold Peso Coins
Mexico Gold Pre Columbian Coins
Mexico Modern Gold Coins
Myanmar (Burma) Gold
Nepal Gold Coins
Netherlands Antilles Gold and Silver Coins
Netherlands Gold Coins
Netherlands Gold gulden Coins
New Zealand Gold
Nicaragua Gold
Niue Coins Gold
Norway Coins Gold
Panama Coins Gold
Papua New Guinea Gold
Peru Gold Coins
Philippines Coins Gold
Poland Coins Gold
Portugal Coins Gold Coins
Princess Diana Coins Gold and Silver Coins
Romania Coins Gold and Silver Coins
Russia Ballet Coins
Russia Certified Gold Coins
Russia Early Gold Coins
Russia Modern Gold Coins
Russia Olympics Coins
Russia Wildlife Coins
San Marino Gold Coins
Seychelles Coins Gold Coins
Shawnee Indian Nation Gold
Sierra Leone Coins Commemoratives Coins
Singapore Gold
Singapore Gold Lunar Coins
Solomon Islands Gold
South Africa Gold Coins
South Africa Gold Sovereigns Coins
Spain Gold Coins
Suriname Gold
Sweden Gold Coins
Switzerland Gold Coins
Thailand Gold Coins
Tunisia Gold
Turkey Gold Coins
Turks & Caicos Gold Coins
Ukraine Bimetal Coins
Ukraine Copper Nickel Coins
Ukraine Gold Coins
United Arab Emirates Gold and Silver Coins
Uruguay Gold
Vatican Gold Coins
Venezuela Gold Coins
Vietnam Gold Coins
Western Samoa Gold
Yugoslavia Gold
The above is just a selection of the coins available. Not listed are also the silver and platinum coins so the selection is very large and diverse.

Buying from

You can buy direct from on their website. You simply open an account and select items to go to the shopping cart. When you have done so you proceed to the shopping cart and pay by credit card.

Some points to note:

PandaAmerica will only accept U.S. domestic orders, meaning all fifty states, the District of Colombia, all territories and possessions except Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

Shipping is by registered mail and when you have done selecting items there is a list of charges for registered mail on the site based upon the value of the total order.

California residents, of course, must pay 8.25% sales tax, but there is no sales tax on coin orders of $1000 or more (non-coin items will be taxed). There is no sales tax for orders shipped outside of California.

For all orders within the United States Panda America accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express, as well as checks or money orders and Bank Wires. Products are only sent to the address on the credit card billing address so one has to ensure that is correct. Any special shipping requests require pre-approval from PandaAmerica.

For overseas orders outside the United States, Panda America prefers Bank Wires or International money orders. Credit Card payments may or may not be accepted depending on the verification of the credit card details. Panda America will insist on a recent copy of the credit card statement from any overseas customer wanting to use a credit card.

Last Word on is primarily a US dealer in many coins of many diverse types and there to promote the Chinese selection of coins, but will accept customers from overseas under the right conditions.

If you have bought gold coins or any other coins from, then please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of service and products including any the- complaints and any special attention or service given by

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Moneychanger

This write up of the, explains who they are and what they deal in and is well worth reading before you decide to buy gold from,

As always, we recommend one does one’s own due diligence before buying gold from any gold dealer.

Who is The Moneychanger

Franklin Sanders grew up in and around Memphis in Tennessee He graduated with a BA from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) in 1969. After two years in the U.S. Army, he attended graduate school at Tulane University and the Free University in Berlin.

Since around 1980 Mr. Sanders published and edited the monthly newsletter, The Moneychanger. In 1993 Mr. Sanders wrote (with Jim Blanchard) Silver Bonanza: How to Profit From the Coming Bull Market in Silver.

In 1980, Mr. Sanders opened his own company brokering physical gold and silver. In 1984 he opened a gold and silver bank (warehouse exchange).

The Moneychanger has been online since December 1998.

Franklin Sanders writes a regular column for and has a very large and devoted following.

How To Buy Precious Metals From The Moneychanger

To buy gold bullion from the Moneychanger you simply have to call them on (888) 218-9226. During the call a price will be established depending on the current spot price on that day. This will form a binding contract regardless of the movement of gold after the call. You will be given a contract number and a locked in price which you can buy at regardless of the movement of gold on the market.

After the order is completed, you will need to send the payment within forty-eight hours either by personal check, money order or bank wire. Credit cards are not accepted. With personal checks the shipment is withheld for fourteen (14) days while the check completely clears.

For the most part you can expect to receive your order by registered mail around four weeks from the contract date.

How To Sell Precious Metals To The Moneychanger
Selling gold bullion to the Moneychanger is a similar procedure to buying gold bullion. One rings up and negotiates a price for the gold you want to sell. Then you get a contract number and the price is locked. The Moneychanger will give you specific instructions on shipping your gold bullion and once it has arrive they will verify the contents against the contract and issue a check within 24 hours. You can generally expect to receive a check within two weeks from the contract date keeping in mind shipping times etc.

The Moneychanger points out, on the website, that the contract you sign with the Moneychanger is a legally binding contract and that if you fail to complete the contract you can be liable for costs incurred by The Moneychanger if you do not fulfill your contractual obligations.

The Last Word on The Moneychanger
The Moneychanger, unlike dealers or mints, is more concerned with gold being used as an investment and a safe haven for the individual. This is reflected in his prices which tend to be more reasonable than some dealers and mints.

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