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.

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 complaints and special attention or service given by

Monday, September 8, 2008

Wexford Coin

This write up of Wexford Capital Management explains exactly who Wexford Coin are and what they deal in and is well worth reading before you decide to buy gold or silver coins from Wexford Coin.

As always, it is prudent to always do one’s own due diligence before buying gold from any gold dealer or mint.

Who are Wexford Coin
Wexford Capital Management, also known as Wexford Coin, is basically a broker, one David W Young, Principal of the company.

The Address is Wexford Capital Management David W Young, Principal Leesburg, Virginia. USA

The website., was first founded in Oct 1999.

Wexford Capital Management (WCM), is a registered investment advisor from 1985 to 2005 and an American Numismatic Association Member since 1998. Also a Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) Dealer since 1999 (Dealer #1458).

Wexford Customer Service
With over 20 years of trading gold and silver bullion, both physical and contract, since 1981, Wexford Coin specialises mainly in dealing in pre-1933 certified U.S. rare coins and fancy colored diamonds, with worldwide sources, since 1999.

WCM, is, primarily a volume bullion broker. Their products are listed on site with the price and, also the premium they charge.

Wexford Coin state that all their coins are authentic as guaranteed by the grading services of such associations as PCGS, NGC, and ICG and all WCM Bullion Products are guaranteed to be authentic. Bulk orders of 20 or more coins are accepted with discounts for quantity.

Wexford Coin Products

Wexford Coin products include the following:
American Buffalo Gold
American Gold Eagle
Canadian Maple Leaf

S. African Krugerrand
Austrian Vienna Philharmonic
Credit-Suisse Registered Gold Bar
PAMP-Suisse Registered Gold Bar

Silver Rounds - A-Mark
10 Ounce Silver Bars - A-Mark
100 oz Silver Bars - Johnson Matthey

90% Silver Bags
Wexford Coin Payments
Wexford Coin charge a 1.1% commission or mark-up over their cost from their wholesalers on Gold Bullion products, a 1.7% commission on Silver Bullion products, and a 1.5% commission on Palladium and Platinum Bullion products, both coins and bars.

The minimum order size, per invoice, is currently $10,000 on both sales and buy-backs.

Wexford Payment, Refund and Returns
Payments can be made by Personal Check, Corporate Check, Cashier's Check, Bank Draft, or Bank Wire. All Personal or Corporate Checks require a 7-Day Hold for depository clearing prior to shipment. With Wexford, prices are locked at time of order confirmation regardless of payment method. Credit cards are not accepted due to the merchant fees incurred.

It should be noted also that payments by one or more Money Orders, Cashier's Checks, or Bank Drafts for transactions over $10,000 require filing by Wexford Capital Management of IRS Form 8300 regarding "cash" payments received in a business. Therefore clients must provide Wexford Capital Management with date of birth and tax identification number at time of payment in line with the Know Your Customer Policy and IRS requirements.

Personal Checks, Corporate Checks, and Bank Wires are exempt from this filing requirement however

All Virginian residents must be invoiced for the 4.5% Sales Tax, but the advisor will work with residents on the final pricing.

Wexford Buybacks and Purchases
All clients have a 14-Day Return Privilege period which commences on the date of receipt by client of coin(s) via U.S. Postal Service Registered Mail, Insured, Return Receipt Requested. All sales are final for gold and silver bullion products, notwithstanding the guarantee for authenticity.

All U.S. rare coins must be returned in their original and encapsulated condition by USPS Registered Mail, insured for the full invoice amount. WCM will then reimburse clients for return postage provided a legible copy of postage charges is also presented.

WCM state they cannot guarantee direct repurchase of TAP Program coins and/or Bullion Products, but will attempt the consignment or brokered sale of such material at the fee rates stated on site. For numismatic material not purchased from the WCM, the minimum consignment fee for certified U.S. rare coins, market conditions permitting, is 5% of net sales proceeds. For all bullion related products, the broker fee is 1.3% for Gold and 1.7% for Silver based products.

Last Word on Wexford Coin
The premium on the Wexford Coin is quite reasonable for a gold and silver coin dealer and you can see exactly what the premium is on the website, even get a quote if you wish.

Any investment in gold and silver is best done using gold or silver rounds and larger bullion bars.

If you have bought any gold or silver coins or other bullion from, please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of service by online as well as any complaints and special attention or service given by online.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


This write up of A-Mark explains who A-Mark are and what they deal in and is well worth reading before you buy gold from their website

in fact, before you buy gold from any gold dealer, it is always a wise move to find out all about them.

Who are A-Mark
Originally founded in 1965 by former chairman Steven Markoff, it was sold in 2005 to Greg Manning Auctions, Now the Escala Group Inc.

On June 11, 2008, the Board of Directors of Escala Group Inc appointed Thor Gjerdrum as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company. Other officers are, Dennis Lautzenheiser Controller and Gregory N (Greg) Roberts, Chairman and CEO. Carol Meltzer is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.

A-Mark Precious Metals trades, markets, and finances rare coins, precious metals, and collectibles. A-Mark Precious Metals deals in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium coins, bars, wafers, and grain for central banks, manufacturers, jewelers, and individuals around the world. A-Mark Precious Metals distributes coins for government mints, including those of Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the US. Officers:

They are an official distributor for The Royal Canadian Mint, The South African Mint, The Australian Perth Mint and an Authorized Purchaser for the US Mint among others.

A-Mark are open Monday through Friday from 5:20 am to 5:00 pm, Pacific Time.

A-Mark Customer Service
To do any business with A-Mark one has to open an account with them. There is no form on site and you have to ring up on their phone number provided on site and provide verified identity information, similar to opening a bank account. This is all part of the "Know Your Customer" policy.

Opening an account is free and tends to speed up future transactions.

A-Mark does not offer an online ordering service and you have to call each time you want to place an order.

Shipping takes place the day after the funds are verified received by A-Mark. They ship using the Post office and so it can take from three to seven days for your order to arrive.

A-Mark Products
A-Mark supply the usual gold, silver and platinum coin and bullion coins and bars:
Gold Coins and Bars
American Eagle Gold Coins
Australian Kangaroo Gold Coins
Austrian Corona Gold Coins
Austrian Philharmonic Gold Coins
British Sovereign Gold Coins
Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coins
Chinese Panda Gold Coin
French Rooster Gold Coins
Mexican Peso Gold Coins
South African Krugerrand Gold Coins
Johnson Matthey Gold Bars

Silver Coins and Bars
American Eagle Silver Coins
Australian Kookaburra Silver Coins
Canadian Maple Leaf Silver Coins
Chinese Panda Silver Coins
A-Mark Liberty Silver Rounds
Colorized Silver Eagle Coins
Colored Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coins
90% Silver Bags [0.900 Fine Silver Coin Bag
40% Silver Coin Bags [0.400 Fine Silver Clad Bags]
Johnson Matthey Silver Bars
Engelhard Silver Bars

Platinum & Palladium Coins and Bars
American Eagle Platinum Coins
Australian Koala Platinum Coins
Canadian Maple Leaf Platinum Coins
Isle of Man Noble Platinum Coins
Johnson Matthey Platinum Bars
Engelhard Platinum Bars
There is a minimum order of 100 ounces of gold, 5000 ounces of silver and 50 ounces of platinum.

A-Mark Financing

A-Mark also offer financing through their subsidiary, Collateral Financing Corporation (CFC). This has been set up to enable precious metal financing for bullion investors.

According to Mike Lewis, President of CFC, “We’re now lending 75 percent of the value of PCGS-graded generic gold and vintage coins; 65 percent on certified modern coins; and 80 percent of metal value on certified bullion coins. "

The interest rate charged by CFC is the Prime Rate plus four percent, and loans can be made for a maximum term of one year.

Their web site is which also contains the very extensive application form. They are based at the same address as A-Mark.

A-Mark Cost of Gold & Payment Options
A-Mark charge a commission for their sales.
A. Over $50,000 A. 0.25% (1/4%) of the transaction value
B. $25,001 - $50,000 B. 0.5% (1/2%) of the transaction value
C. $15,001 - $25,000 C. 1.0% of the transaction value
D. $1,000 - $15,000 D. 2.0% of the transaction value
When you ring up the silver and gold prices quoted over the phone are the prevailing prices at that moment. And may be different to the prices they have on their website due to changes in the market. The prices shown on our Web site may be a few minutes behind.

The Payment options include bank wire, cashiers or certified check, and cleared company or personal check, all considered good funds. For bank wire details you will have to call A-Mark directly but their bank is the Bank of America, 2049 Century Park East #300 Los Angeles, CA 90067

A-Mark Shipping
A-Mark charge for shipping and handling.
The basic charge is $25 handling plus:
A. Gold: $1 per ounce
B. Silver: $0.25 per ounce
C. Platinum: $1.25 per ounce
All precious metals are shipped by registered, insured mail through the U.S. Postal Service.

However, if any precious metals are lost or damaged in transit, it is considered by A-Mark that it is your responsibility to pursue any claim with the third party carrier. They state that you will only have recourse to the third party carrier and not to A-Mark, so you would be wise to ensure that you have sufficient insurance to cover that shipping.

If you live in the Los Angeles, California area you can pick up your order from the A-Mark Los Angeles depository (Brinks Special Services, 550 S. Hill St., Suite #805, Los Angeles, CA 90013) provided you give them at least two business days' notice. You will still be charged a $25 handling fee however. A-Mark do not provide a pickup service at their Santa Monica office.

A-Mark Returns and Refunds
A-Mark do not provide for a refund of goods delivered due to the volatility of the gold price or other precious metals. You CAN, however, sell your precious metal back to A-Mark at the prevailing prices and you will be charged a 25 dollar receiving fee for each package.

There is a heavier penalty if you wish to cancel an order and deposit paid prior to a locked in price. This is 50 dollars. Once the price has been locked in however, the order cannot be canceled but only offset at their then current price. Any deficit between the price at which A-Mark sold to you and the offsetting purchase price is considered your responsibility and is deducted from your deposit prior to our returning the deposit to you. This prevents people canceling when the price has dropped after they have committed to buy.

Last Word on A-Mark

Due to the minimum order levels, 100 ounces of gold is a lot of money in anyone’s terms, this is a market only for the very serious investor and more likely traders, dealers and companies.

Having said that. The prices are very reasonable and, provided one has somewhere to stash 100 ounces of gold, it is likely to be a very good long term investment.

Please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of service and products of including any online complaints and special attention or service given by online if you have bought any gold coins or gold bullion from

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Colorado Gold

It is a good idea to read this write up about Colorado Gold prior to buying gold or silver from them.

Also it is generally a wise move to do some due diligence on any gold dealer and the more information you have about a company, especially when you have to buy online or by phone, before you buy, the better.

Who are Colorado Gold
Colorado Gold are a gold coin dealer based in Montrose, CO, USA.

Their website,, has been online since December 2000. This is a small family business with Don Stott, and his son David Stott. Don Stott has been a precious metals broker since November 1977 and has written a number of books, articles and newspaper columns published in a number of magazines. He is also active in local community affairs according to the website.

Colorado Gold Customer Service
They are open from 8AM to 4PM, Mountain Time, only and as a small family business do not run a 24 hour service with consultants on the phone 24 hours a day.

Colorado Gold state they are not a coin shop, but a broker, just like any other stock-broker but dealing in actual gold and other precious metal bullion. They buy through A-Mark, a precious metals trading company, charge a 1.5 percent commission for their services include shipping. For orders over $35,000 they charge 1.5 percent, and on orders of $75,000 or more, three quarters percent.

The prices on the web site, are the prices they pay. So when you place an order they will issue a trade number and that purchase price is locked in at that time. This is not unusual for an activity such as this where the value of the gold can change rapidly.

Colorado record all calls and these calls are used in any potential disputes over price.

Colorado Gold do not take orders for less than 10 ounces of gold or 1000 ounces of silver in any one order.

Colorado Gold state they do not keep any records on computer and they do not call clients, clients have to call them if they want anything or have any queries or questions or issues.

Colorado Gold Products

Colorado Gold charge a small percentage over the spot price for all precious metals. They are one of the cheapest available. However bear in mind that the minimum order for gold is 10 ounces and for silver 1000 ounces. This then makes it worthwhile for Colorado Gold to stay in business.
Gold Coins and Bars
Credit Suisse 1 oz bars
Krugerrands 1 oz.
Canadian Maple Leafs
Philharmonics, and
Mex 50's (1.2057 oz)

Silver Coins and Bars
Canadian Silver Maple Leafs
Mexican Libertads) "Bag" U.S
US Silver Eagles -
Johnson Matthey. 1,000 oz bars (none exactly 1,000 ounces.)

Platinum Coins and Bars
Platinum Eagles all sizes,
1 oz Credit Suisse Palladium bars
1 oz Canadian Maple Leaf palladium coins
10 oz Credit Suisse Palladium bars.

Colorado Gold Payment Options

Payments are accepted by wire transfer, personal check, or cashier's check. No credit cards or cash is accepted. All checks are given five working days to clear, including cashier's checks or money orders,

They only deal with US clients, no overseas or international.

Sell Gold to Colorado Gold

You can sell back to Colorado Gold also but only the products they sell. You will be responsible for the shipping however.

They state they will buy gold, silver, platinum, and palladium with acceptable hallmarks. At no charge if the items were originally bought from Colorado Gold, otherwise there is a one percent charge and you pay for the shipping.

Last Word on Colorado Gold
Colorado Gold also state, “We can place precious metals in your IRA account if you wish, and if you wish to turn your thousand ounce silver contract bars into smaller sizes for you to hold personally, we can do that as well, with no charge for this, other than the 1.5% for your purchase of smaller size items. We do not deal in stocks, paper currencies, or numismatics, which we consider a first rate rip-off. If you want a rare coin, don't call us. If you want a rare coin or coins, we think you should re-consider, but that's up to you.”

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

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Border Gold

This write up of Border Gold explains exactly who Border Gold are and what they deal in and is well worth reading before you buy any gold.

As always, it is prudent to do one's own due diligence before buying gold from any gold dealer.

Who are Border Gold
Border Gold Exchange is actually the Border Gold Corporation and a subsidiary of Border Currency Corp but was formerly the Surrey White Rock Exchange. They have been gold dealers for almost 40 years since 1969.

Michael Levy is the principle in the firm and has been in the gold dealer business for over 32 years.

Additional contacts with the business are Marie Alves, into her 28th year and Christine Morrison, into her 23st year with the company.

The website has been online since august 2000.

Border Gold Corporation is based in Surrey, British Colombia, Canada, just 6 miles north of the Canada/U.S. Border (possibly hence the name) and principally services the Canadian and US market.

Border Gold Customer Service
Border Gold Exchange operates two outlets in Surrey British Columbia, Canada. They also have shipping, depository and banking facilities in Washington State, only 4 miles from their Canadian Head Office. The purpose of which is to facilitate both Canadian and American clients. All administrative offices and records are in Canada, and the privacy and security of their clients is considered by them a constant priority of their business.

Border Gold Exchange banks both with the Bank of Montreal in Canada and Bank of America in the U.S. Wire transfers are facilitated through Seafirst Bank and the Fed Wire System.

The company also has gold depositories at their disposal in Blaine, Washington, Los Angeles, California. and Wilmington, Delaware, so gold can be shipped directly to clients from these vaults allowing for minimum turnaround time on orders.

Border Gold is known as a gold market maker and will buy or sell any volume of Maple Leaf Coins, 1 ounce wafers and Kilo Bars. Border Gold also buys all world gold bullion coins and recognized wafers and bars.

Border Gold also has the facility to store all gold purchases for the Canadian and U.S. clients, in secured off premise locations.

Gold and Silver Products from Border Gold
Border Gold sells the following gold coins and gold bullion and other precious metals:
Gold Coins and Bars
American Eagle Gold Coins
Chinese Panda
Canadian Gold Maple Leafs
Austrian Gold Philharmonics
Australian Nugget Coins
1oz Gold Wafer
5oz Gold Bar
Kilo Gold Bar

Silver Coins and Bars
Silver Maple Leaf
US Silver Eagle
10oz Silver Bars
100oz Silver Bars
Palladium Coins and Bars
Palladium Bars
Platinum Maple Leafs
US Platinum Eagle
Border Gold Payment Options, Costs and Charges
To place an order you will need to call their Toll free number and discuss with them your requirements, prices, shipping etc. There is no ordering from the website.

Once you have established the order you will need to send payment within 24 hours from the time you lock in your order.

You will need to send a bank draft to their address as listed on the contacts page depending on where you are located.

If you are selling to Border Gold you would discuss and confirm a price for the gold you are selling them and then ship the gold through a secure medium. Border Gold will then issue payment as soon as they are in receipt of the gold.

The Last Word on Border Gold
Border Gold is simply a company based just over the border from the US and sells the basic gold, silver and platinum coins available from most coin dealers. It may be worthwhile consulting them for prices before you buy elsewhere as, for one thing, there is also no tax on gold bullion sold in Canada.

If you have bought any gold coins or gold bullion from, please feel free to leave feedback on the quality of service and products you found, including any online complaints and special attention or service given by online.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

USA Gold

This write up of USA Gold explains who USA Gold actually are and what they deal in and is worth reading before you buy gold from

Who Are USA Gold
USA GOLD Centennial Precious Metals are a Gold, Silver & Platinum Dealers based in Denver, Colorado USA. The original starting date is credited by the Better Business Bureau as being 1973.

The business went online as in 1998 with a couple of pages and a very few gold coins and a order form. Since then it has steadily grown to be one of the biggest gold dealers in the US. The President, Michael Kosares is well known as a prolific author and gold commentator expounding the virtues of owning gold and other precious metals. They are also expanding into the European market with facilities and sales available to most European countries.

USA Gold Customer Service
You can place small orders online and there is a shopping cart that can be used.

You can also place a call 4:00am - 7:00pm (U.S. Mountain Time) Monday - Friday and maybe speak to either Michael Kosares, the President himself, or to four other consultants about what you would like to order. The consultants are generally very helpful and will guide you through to a purchase painlessly and with a minimum of fuss. place a lot of emphasis on gold information and education and there is plenty on the site to help a new person buying gold or buying silver.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) rates them as 'Satisfactory' and gives them one gold star.

USA Gold Product Range
USAGold have a very extensive and prolific product range of gold coins, silver coins, gold and silver bars. The range includes all the usual American, Australian, Canadian, South African gold coins as well as China, Mexico, Argentina and many other countries.

Here is a list of the precious metal coins currently available.
American Buffalo gold bullion coins
Australia Kangaroo gold bullion coins
Austria Philharmonic gold bullion coins
Canada Maple Leaf gold bullion coins
South Africa Krugerrand gold bullion coins
United States Eagle gold bullion coins
Chinese Panda gold bullion coins
Mexico 50 pesos gold bullion coins
Argentina 5 pesos gold coin (Argentino)
Austria trade ducat gold coin
Belgium 20 francs gold coin (Leopold)
Brazil 10000 reis gold coin (Pedro II)
Brazil 20000 reis gold coin (Pedro II)
Chile gold coin (100 pesos)
Colombian 5 pesos gold coin (Simon Bolivar)
Denmark 20 kroner gold coin ('Mermaid')
Finland 20 markkaa gold coin
France 20 francs gold coin (Louis Philippe)
France 20 francs gold coin (Ceres)
France 20 francs gold coin (Napoleon III)
France 20 francs gold coin (Angel)
France 20 francs gold coin (Rooster)
Germany 20 marks gold coin (Wilhelm I)
Germany 20 marks gold coin (Wilhelm II)
Hungary 20 korona gold coin (Franz Joseph)
Great Britain Sovereign gold coin (Young Victoria)
Great Britain Sovereign gold coin (Jubilee)
Great Britain Sovereign gold coin (Veil Victoria)
Great Britain Sovereign gold coin (Edward, George)
Italy 20 lira gold coin (Vittorio Emanuele II)
Italy 20 lira gold coin (Umberto I)
Mexico 5 pesos gold coin
Mexico 10 pesos gold coin (Miguel Hidalgo)
Mexico 20 pesos gold coin
Mexico 50 pesos gold coin
the Netherlands trade ducat gold coin
the Netherlands 10 guilders gold coin (Willem)
the Netherlands 10 guilders gold coin (Young Wilhelmina)
the Netherlands 10 guilders gold coin (Wilhelmina)
the Netherlands 10 guilders gold coin (Elder Wilhelmina)
Peruvian One Libra gold coin
Russia 10 roubles gold coin (Nicholas II)
Sweden 20 kronor gold coin (Oscar II)
Switzerland 20 francs gold coin (Confederation Helvetica)
Switzerland 20 francs gold coin (Helvetia)
Tunisia 20 francs gold coin
Uruguay 5 pesos gold coin
United States $5 gold coin (Liberty)
United States $5 gold coin (Indian)
United States $10 gold coin (Liberty)
United States $10 gold coin (Indian)
United States $20 gold coin (Liberty)
United States $20 gold coin (St. Gaudens)
Graded U.S. $20 gold pieces, U.S. silver dollars
Graded U.S. Liberty $20 gold piece
Graded U.S. St. Gaudens $20 gold piece
In addition carries a range of Gold Bullion Bars of various types and sizes including.
1 oz. Metalor and PAMP
10 oz. Metalor and PAMP (with cert)
KILO Bars (32.15 oz.) (w/o cert)
0.98 oz. Austrian/Hungarian 100 Corona
1.2056 oz. Mexican 50 Peso
The gold bars size range include: 1 troy ounce, 10 oz., 1 kilo, 100 oz., 400 oz., etc. Bars originate from such refineries as: PAMP, Credit Suisse, Johnson Matthey and the fineness of all gold bars ranges from .995 to .9999 pure gold

The gold prices of gold coins and gold bars compares well to many other dealers. The bars are particularly well priced.

USAGold Payment Options
USAGold accepts the usual credit card, Visa, Amex, MasterCard and Discover. However there is, understandably a maximum that can be purchased with a credit card and that is $10,000 USD. And that is for US orders only.

For larger orders other payment arrangements would be made, including bank wires and bank to bank transfers.

All payments would need to clear before delivery of the gold is begun.

USAGold also pay shipping and insurance expenses for online coin orders larger than $2000. For coin orders totaling less than $2000, a $35 shipping and handling fee will be charged to the customer.

Gold bullion is available by phone only and is not eligible for free shipping.

Delivery is usually 15-20 business days by US Postal Service or FedEx, insured and with a signature required.

USAGold also offer discount pricing available on volume orders and on payment by check or bank wire. This has to be arranged by phone however.

There is no return policy, all sales are final.

USA Gold Security use a shopping cart which is fully secured by a 128bit Secure Server. They have a privacy statement also.

USA Gold Options and Features
USAGold offer U.S. gold depository accounts for clients who prefer secure, fully-insured storage in the United States. This mostly applies to overseas transactions and customers.

USAGold is expanding to serve clients in the following counties, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

The Last Word on USA Gold
Michael Kosares, Founder and President of USAGold, is the guiding force behind USAGold. He spends a lot of time writing about and promoting the concepts of owning gold in these uncertain times, as well as running the business of

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

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Perth Mint

You can find out who the Perth Mint are in this write up on the Perth Mint. Find out what gold bullion they have and how safe they are.

In all transactions with gold or other precious metal with any gold dealer or mint, it is always wise to do your own due diligence and find out as much about them as possible.

Who are the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint opened in 1899 and was Australia's third branch of Britain's Royal Mint - the others being the Sydney Mint and the Melbourne Mint at that time but since closed.

Sir John Forrest, The visionary leader and first Premier of Western Australia, is regarded as the founding father of The Perth Mint. 'Big John', as he was known, could foresee the importance of gold in the development of Western Australia's economy, and successfully lobbied the British Government to establish a branch in Perth, Western Australia.

Currently the Western Australia State Government owns the Western Australian Mint through the wholey owned Gold Corporation, (established under the Gold Corporation Act 1987) one of the Perth State Government enterprises who, in turn, own the Perth Mint 100 percent. They also have share ownership associations with AGR Matthey, Johnson Matthey and Newmont Australia who are concerned with the manufacture and refining of bullion bars and industrial products.

In 1988 the Government of Western Australia merged The Perth Mint (also known as Western Australian Mint) and Gold Corporation Australia under a new entity called Gold Corporation. Gold Corporation was formally created by the Gold Corporation Act 1987 on 30 June 1988 and it and all of its subsidiaries are wholly-owned by the Government of Western Australia. In Australia each state has its own government as well as Australia having a federal government. the Government Guarantee was included in the Gold Corporation Act 1987.

The mint, in effect then is not just a dealer in gold coins. The Perth Mint is also a manufacturer and, through its associations above, a refiner and caster of its own bullion and manufactures it’s own coins.

The current Chairman of the Perth mint is P J Unsworth Chairman. The executive officer is Ed Harbuz. Their Registered Office is the Perth Mint Building in Hay Street East Perth. Western Australia.

Perth Mint Customer Service

You can call the Perth Mint and talk to someone on the phone. Also email is available and they usually get back to you within 24 hours depending on when you call. Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is around 12 hours ahead of the US and so phone calls should be in Western Australia business hours.

Placing an order online is relatively simple. You will need to open a free account with the Perth Mint and provide your basic details but then you can easily choose gold or silver coins or any other of the many and varied products the Mint sells and add them to your shopping cart.

When you order a product, such as a gold coin or silver coin or bullion, from the then the process is very straight forward and clear. The shipping times are given depending on where you are and how you would like your purchase shipped.

With investment products one can call a specific phone number and to call for any trades such as buying and selling allocated and unallocated gold or silver. The service here is brisk and professional. The consultants are helpful without being chatty.

The Perth Mint has a formal complaints procedure where any complaints can be emailed and a response given notifying the complainant of what action is being taken and when it will be resolved.

Something should be said about the "Government Guarantee".

There is no other dealer, or mint for that matter, in the world that advertises they have a government guarantee.

Perth Mint's Government Guarantee
According to the Perth mint website, "The Perth Mint operates under a Government Guarantee, which is enshrined in Section 22 of the Gold Corporation Act 1987. Clause 22(1) of the Gold Corporation Act 1987 explicitly states that "The payment of the cash equivalent of gold due, payable and deliverable by Gold Corporation, the Mint or GoldCorp under this Act and all moneys due and payable by Gold Corporation ... is guaranteed by the Treasurer, in the name and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State."

This guarantee is particularly important when it comes to investments and pooled gold.

Although the guarantee is applied to gold it is also indicated on the site that it applies to other precious metals such as silver and platinum also.

Perth Mint Products Range

The product range is very extensive and diverse. Along with the usual gold and silver bullion there are commemorative issues, theme issues, peripheral products such as jewelry, gifts and watches.

To give a complete list of products would be beyond the scope of this review but here is a small list of examples of what you can find on site available to the public.

This list applies mostly to gold coins and silver coins. There are other sets in other precious metals available also.
Discover Australia Fauna
Australian Lunar series
Year of the Mouse
Year of the Pig
Year of the Dog
Year of the Dragon
Year of the Goat
Year of the Horse
Year of the Monkey
Year of the Ox
Year of the Rabbit
Year of the Rooster
Year of the Snake
Year of the Tiger
Chinese Astrological Series
Themed Coins
Australian Treasures
Historic Replicas
Indigenous Culture
Lucky Symbols
United Kingdom
War (Military)

The above is generally available in silver and platinum coins also. In addition there are such items as:
Chinese Astrological Series
Kailis Pearl Jewelery
Gold Jewelery Collection
Australian Lunar Coin Pendants
Coin Watches
Baby Gifts
Wedding Gifts
Executive Gifts
Gold Bars
Coin Watches
Interestingly, the Perth Mint are one of the few pleases where one can buy natural gold nuggets. Natural gold nuggets are almost always found on the surface and never underground. They can be found in river beads and buried in earth. Each often has a story to it which also includes the name of the finder. The size can range from fractions of an ounce up to many ounces although sizes are very rare. The premium on natural gold nuggets is very high however. Usually about two to four times the spot value of gold depending on the weight. For example, with gold at 900 dollars an ounce, a 1.23 ounce nugget will cost around 1855USD. A nugget just over two ounces would be 3060USD. They do not have a lot of investment value due to the high premium, but are a great, if expensive, curiosity.

Gold Services of the Perth Mint
Other services and products include allocated & un-allocated storage, certificate programs, depository services and private minting.

The Perth mint operates allocated and unallocated gold and silver bullion accounts. With the allocated accounts the account holder owns specific physical gold and or silver in coin or bar form and that is stored within the Perth Mint Vaults. If a person owns unallocated bullion then they are simply sharing in a pooled account and no one part of that shared bullion can be said to belong to any one particular individual.

So with unallocated (unsegregated) bullion you have title to unspecified precious metal deposited in a metal account. You pay the precious metal cost at the time of your purchase as well as a certificate fee. There is no storage fees on unallocated bullion. You pay NO storage fees on this option.

With allocated (segregated) Coins or Bars (Gold and Silver only), You own title to specific coins and/or bars, which are placed in a physical form in the PMCP storage facility. Here you must pay the quoted precious metal cost, fabrication charges and storage fees at the time of your purchase. The storage fee is based upon the value of the bullion at the time of purchase so does not rise even if the value of your purchase subsequently rises.

The above comes under the certificate program and when you buy gold or silver bullion under this program you will get a non transferable certificate to indicate your holding.

To do this, an account has to be opened to utilize all but the last of these services. In this case opening the account is similar to opening a bank account, substantiated proof of identity is required. Once this is done, one calls the mint and asks for a "trade". It can be done by email, phone call or fax. Once the gold price for that trade is established one then forwards the funds, usually by bank to bank transfer or bank wire, to the Mint and they will send a certificate outlining the trade.

A Depository service is also available for those wishing to deposit bullion in the Perth Mint. These naturally incur storage fees which will be dependent on the bullion, quantity and time of storage.

The Perth Mint Depository stores bullion in a high security environment which includes physical security (such as vaults and security staff), electronic security (such as surveillance and alarms), and an impressive level of procedural security for receiving, releasing and accounting for precious metal deposits. As a result, The Perth Mint offers one of the world's most secure locations for hard asset storage.
In addition a client can also hold funds in AUD and USD (interest is not paid).

Deposit and withdraw funds in currencies other than AUD or USD. Place market orders monitored 24 hours a day (100oz minimum for gold and platinum, 10,000oz minimum for silver) and even purchase European style put and call options over gold (in lots of 500oz) and silver (in lots of 250,000oz);

Private Minting is also available where an individual, company or other entity can have gold or silver coins and small bars fabricated to specific requirements.

Perth Mint Payment Options
All the usual payment options are available including credit cards, bank to bank transfer, bank wires and checks. Basically for consumer products such as gold bullion, gold and silver coins, credit card is the norm.

For larger ticket items and investment products then bank to bank transfer, or bank wires, are preferred. Credit cards cannot be used to purchase investment products

Perth Mint Guarantee Refund Policy

The Perth mint have a refund policy whereby, if you are unhappy with your purchase from the Perth Mint online shop, the Perth Mint will refund the full purchase price, not including shipping costs, within 30 days.

However this guarantee is applicable only to website and Mail Orders. The Perth mint must be contacted and approval obtained before returning the good.

Perth Mint Security
The Perth Mint has a secure shopping cart for credit card transactions. For investments, when you have an account all transactions require a password to be quoted and applied.

The Perth Mint has extensive terms and conditions and a strict privacy policy. In fact it is stated on site that "Under Section 74 of the Gold Corporation Act 1987 employees of the Mint face imprisonment of 1 year if they divulge any information concerning clients' transactions and 2 years imprisonment if they destroy or falsify the Mint's records."

Last Word on the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint is not a dealer per se but an actual Mint. You can go there and be taken on a tour of the mint and see coins being manufactured. A fascinating activity.

The Perth Mint is geared more towards a consumer and to some degree, a collectors frame of mind than the serious bullion investor. Most of the products are not particularly suitable as investment vehicles due to the high premium the Perth Mint sets, except perhaps allocated bullion.

Never the less it can be a fun experience buying and collecting "theme" gold coins provided one is not worried about increasing the value of ones collections in the short term.

If you have bought any gold coins or gold bullion from the Perth Mint, please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of service and products including any online complaints and special attention or service given by online.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


It is a good idea to read this write up to find out who Apmex are and what they are like before you deal with them.

In all transactions with gold or any other precious metal with any gold dealer, it is always a wise thing to do your own due diligence and find out as much about them as possible.

Who are Apmex
Apmex is an acronym for "American Precious Metal Exchange" and they principally deal in gold coins, silver coins, gold and silver bullion and other peripheral products. According to BBB (Better Business bureau) has been in business since 11/01/1999 but their website, under the name of, was started around May/June 2004.

Their President and CEO is Chris Thomas and he is approachable online through the various emails on the site. He also posts regularly on the goldismoney forum giving updates of and answering questions.

Apmex have an address in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA and can be visited personally as well as dealt with online.

Apmex Customer Service
Apmex are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can be contacted anytime.

Apmex claim they only buy the highest quality precious metals available. Each gold and silver coin and bar is inspected to ensure it meets with Apmex’s standards.

Processing and shipping of orders is swift, provided the payment is confirmed then the bullion is usually shipped within 1-3 days. It is fully insured by Apmex but that insurance ceases the moment it is left with you or your representative.

A good point is that all products are wrapped so as not to give any indication of the contents. The return address is simply given as APMEX and the actual address. All deliveries require a signature also.

One point is that Apmex only ship to the US. There is no International or overseas shipping.

As far as ordering online is concerned, Apmex state their site is compatible with the standard Microsoft products and browser and Netscape browser.

However it appears this information may be out of date and Vista is not included and Firefox, not Netscape is the second most used browser after MSIE.

Apmex Products
Apmex have an extensive rang of products including gold coins of many types including the standard and also many unusual overseas gold coins. They also do a brisk trade in silver coins and rounds as well as a diverse range of foreign coins of various precious and other metals. Some examples are:
2008 & Prior Gold American Eagles & Gold Buffalo Coins
2007 First Spouse $10.00 Gold Coins
Gold Bars .999+ Fine 1 Gram - Kilo - 32.15 oz
Pre-1933 US Gold
2008 & Prior Gold Canadian Maple Leafs, South Africa Krugerrands and Gold European Coins
1996 - 2007 Australian Gold Lunar Series 1
2008 Australian Gold Lunar Series 2
2008 & Prior Gold Australian Kangaroos
Perth Mint Items 2008 & Prior Gold
Chinese Panda's
2007 & Prior Austrian Philharmonics
2007 & Prior Gold Mexican Coins
Many Chinese Gold Items
Many other Unique Gold Products
Also Pre-1933 US Gold
Half Dollars
Half Dimes
2, 3 and 20 Cents
1/2 & Large Cents
Proof & Mint Sets
Civil War Tokens
Tokens & Medals
Foreign Coins
Coin Supplies
The price for each product listed includes all charges except shipping which is extra depending on the shipping method, the quantity of products and where shipped to. Apmex only ships to the USA and not overseas.

The prices are pretty much average and are comparable to other major gold coin and gold bullion dealers.

Apmex Payment Options
The minimum order you can place with Apmex is 50 USD regardless of payment method.

Payment options include, credit card, bank wire, certified checks, cashier checks, money orders and personal checks. Most option clear with a few days but personal checks and money orders are held for 10 banking days before any order is shipped.

Credit Card Orders over 5,000 US dollars are only accepted by phone and Apmex will carry out additional checks that can add additional delays to an order and Apmex recommend that such orders are paid for by such options as bank wires, certified check etc.

Once an order is confirmed you will get a confirmation number and it is important that you retain this number and quote it in all communication regarding your order. When you order a price is “fixed” and there can be penalties for subsequent returns or cancellations. See below.

Apmex are very strict on payments and have a set policy on the receipt of funds which must be adhered to so it is a good idea to send payment immediately you place the order.

If a payment is not received within an appropriate time then Apmex are liable to cancel the account and refuse to trade with you in the future.

Paying by any option other than credit card can give you discounts off the shipping and handling charges also.

Apmex Market Loss and Returns Policy
Apmex have what they call a Market Loss Policy. Many dealers in volatile precious metals have similar policies.

In their words, "When purchasing from APMEX, once we have issued a confirmation number, the price is locked in for you and the transaction may not be canceled, but only offset at our current ask price. Any deficit between the price at which we sold to you and the offsetting purchase price and/or prices, is your responsibility only if your item(s) is canceled or returned. That amount will be charged to you, plus a $35.00 cancellation fee. That is our Market Loss Policy. Any market gain on cancellations shall remain the property of APMEX."

In other words, if you order a gold coin shall we say. Get a fixed price and then a day later cancel and the price has gone down then you are up for the difference as that is what it has cost Apmex plus a possible 35 dollar penalty.

Apmex also offer customers a refund return or exchange on all products sold including all bullion and certified coins. They limit this refund/return/exchange to three (3) days from the date on which the customer receives their items and notifies them and, provided they are kept in their original packaging, will accept the product back. However, in keeping with the market loss policy above the customer may be charges for any market loss if the value of the product drops since purchase..

Note that a 5% restocking fee is charged for all credit card orders returned.

If you have purchased a gold or silver coin or coins from Apmex and want to return them you will have to call during business hours and get Return Authorization Number.

This is when the market loss, if any, will be calculated.

Selling to Apmex
Apmex will buy gold and silver bullion. Pretty much the same products as they sell. The gold price and silver price they pay will be less of course as they want to make a profit on the resale.

They have selling prices on the site so you can compare this will other buyers of gold and silver bullion.

The minimum transaction when you sell to Apmex is 1000 dollars. To sell to Apmex you simply call their trading desk, tell them what you have to sell and get a confirmation number. Keep a note of the number, the time and date of the call and who you spoke to. Ship the product to Apmex, putting your details in the package including your name address, contact number and email and, most important, the confirmation number, and then call them with the Registered Mail number or UPS/Fed-Ex tracking number so they can locate your package.

You will usually get payment sent within 3 to 5 days.

Be warned that if you do not send the product you intend to sell or even if you do NOT call with the Registered Mail number or UPS/Fed-Ex tracking number then Apmex may cancel the transaction and even ban you from buying and selling with Apmex.

It will pay to fully read and understand all the details and terms of agreement with Apmex before you set about doing a transaction with them to be sure that you fully understand the terms under which they operate.

Security at Apmex have a very detailed privacy policy and extensive user agreement and disclaimer. As there can be penalties for misusing the Apmex service it would be wise to read these and ensure one fully understands them. Also reading the Frequently Asked Questions is a good move.

Their shopping cart is standardly secure for credit card facilities provided the purchase adopts the usual standard security measures.

Apmex, the Last Word
Apmex are members of the Better Business Bureau. They are also active members of The American Numismatic Association and ICTA, The Industry Council on Tangible Assets. Both organizations help to protect the rights and serve the members of the numismatic profession and investing public for coins and tangible assets. Apmex are also a member dealer of PCGS & NGC Grading services.

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

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Boston Bullion

Who are Before you buy gold from it is a good idea to read this write up and find out more about them and what their gold price is.

Who Are Boston Bullion
Boston Bullion are a gold and silver coin dealer resident at 22 Mill St Ste 108 Arlington, MA 02476 USA. They are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm ET all trading days.

Boston Bullion Customer Service
Boston Bullion state that orders paid with wire transfer are shipped within 2 days and would be expected to arrive within a week. Any orders paid for by check or money order will be held for 10 days before shipment. Once the check has cleared, the order is shipped directly.

All their products are sold as bullion so they do not expect returns. They state, "All of our products are sold as bullion so there should be no reason for returns. If for some reason you are unhappy with your order please call us within three days of receipt and we will do everything we can to make it right. Otherwise all sales are final." So there is no 30 day returns policy.

Boston Bullion Product Range has an extensive range of products including silver and platinum as well as gold. The prices are quite comparable to other gold dealers in the market place.

Some of their products include:
Silver Bar 100 oz
Silver Eagle 1 oz
Silver Coins (90%) Bag
Silver Round 1 oz
1 oz Palladium Bar
1 oz Gold Coins
Buffalo Gold 1 oz
Eagle Gold 1 oz
Maple Gold 1 oz
Krugerrand Gold 1 oz
Philharmonic Gold 1 oz
Kangaroo Gold 1 oz
Panda Gold 1 oz
Sovereign Gold .2354 oz
French Franc Gold .1867 oz
Swiss Franc Gold .1867 oz
50 Peso Gold 1.2 oz
Eagle Gold 1/2 oz
Eagle Gold 1/4 oz
Eagle Gold 1/10 oz
Pamp Suisse Gold Bars
1 oz Gold Bar
10 oz Gold Bar
100 gram Gold Bar
Special mention should also be made of the Australian Perth Mint Lunar Gold Coin Series. feature a full range of the Australian Lunar gold coins The gold prices will vary of course, depending on the spot price of gold on the day.

Few US dealers sell these, so for collectors of the series this is an excellent source of the Lunar Gold Coin Series.

They sell the series in full.
1996 Mouse Gold 1 oz
1997 Ox Gold 1 oz
1998 Tiger Gold 1 oz
1999 Rabbit Gold 1 oz
2000 Dragon Gold 1 oz
2001 Snake Gold 1 oz
2002 Horse Gold 1 oz
2003 Goat Gold 1 oz
2004 Monkey Gold 1 oz
2005 Rooster Gold 1 oz
2006 Dog Gold 1 oz
2007 Pig Gold 1 oz
2008 Mouse Gold 1 oz
Boston Bullion Payment Options
Due to the changing value of precious metals on a day by day basis the gold prices shown are an indication only and not the final gold price when ordering.

A Brokerage fee of 0.5% to 3.0% is added to orders depending on quantity but shipping for US orders of 5 ounces gold or more is free.

Boston Bullion will accept credit card orders for orders up to $5,000. but will then charge an additional fee of 3% when using this payment method.

Ordering is a simple matter of phoning and place an order with the consultant and getting the details to pay by bank wire.

It is recommended when you get the bank wire instruction that it is sent in writing, either by post or email rather than accept over the phone so you have a written record.

The price paid for the gold is that price set when the order is placed by phone. The price is then "fixed" and will not change regardless of any subsequent market fluctuations. It is a prudent idea to write down all the details when you make the call including the time and date of the call and the price fixed.

All payments must be postmarked within 24 hours of order confirmation. All orders are shipped registered priority mail, fully insured with a signature required from the recipient.

There are, incidentally, NO sales taxes on out of state orders or Massachusetts bullion purchases larger than $1,000.

It is well worth noting that if payment is not received in a timely fashion (postmarked in 24 hours, received in 5 days), Boston bullion state that the order will be offset with an identical buy. They will "re-buy your items from you at our then current buy price". This means that if the price of the gold or bullion has dropped during the intervening period the person ordering is billed the difference or "will be required to pay any discrepancy from market losses" but "You will not be entitled to any proceeds from market gains." This prevents people abusing the system by buying low and selling high to Boston bullion without actually spending any funds.

Last Word on Boston Bullion
Boston Bullion will also buy gold. Usually at around 3 percent below the spot price at the time of purchase. Coins must be in original mint packaging with no tampering.

Boston Bullion do not offer any storage or finance arrangements.

If you have bought any gold coins or gold bullion from Boston Bullion, please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of service and products including any Boston Bullion on line complaints and special attention or service given by Boston Bullion.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 and Austin Rare Coins

When you want to buy gold coins from a gold dealer, such as for example, it is a good idea to find out all about them first.

Who are goldinfo or Austin Rare Coins
goldinfo, or Austin Gold Coins, as they are also know, started in 1998 as a small company, Capitol Mint Corp., selling gold coins using the yahoo shop as a shopping cart which they still do.

Since then Austin Rare Coins, Inc., now a privately held corporation formed in 1989 under the laws of the state of Texas, has expanded considerably building up a number of websites, as listed below, to promote and sell their products and one may not initially realize that these sites are the same company on a first look, but it is clearly apparent on the sites that they are associated. On their site these are called, "associated companies".
According to their sites, Austin Rare Coins is also a member of the:
Professional Coin Grading Service
Numismatic Guaranty Corp,
American Numismatic Association
Texas Numismatic Association,
and support the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.
Service Quality & Austin Coins
Shipping is by US Postal Service. All orders over $150 are shipped via Registered or Insured Mail and must be signed for by customer. All other orders are shipped regular mail. One is asked to allow five to seven business days for delivery.

Consultants are available by phone also. Orders over $2500 need to be handled by phone.

Product Range of & Austin coins

The product range of this group of associated companies includes:
$20.00 Liberty
$10.00 Liberty
$5.00 Liberty
$3.00 Princess
$2.50 Liberty
$1.00 Gold Coin
$20.00 St. Gaudens
$10.00 Indian
$5.00 Indian
$2.50 Indian
Morgan Silver Dollars
Peace Silver Dollars
Half Dollars
Quarters - Half Dimes
Nickels - Half Pennies
Shipwrecks (or ship wreck discovered coins)
Bullion Gold which includes gold bars.
Gold Bars - Credit Suisse - Swiss Pamp Gold Bars
Austin Rare Coins and Bullion offer the standard Credit Suisse Gold Bars and the Swiss PAMP Gold Bars. One can purchase up to $2,500 online by credit card for immediate shipping and delivery.

Buy Gold from & Austin Rare Coins

The price of these gold coins and gold bars varies with the current or spot gold price each day. The website(s) state that,

"All orders for gold coins and gold bullion are subject to acceptance by the company. In a hot gold coin or platinum market, gold prices and platinum prices change rapidly and we reserve the right to refuse orders over the internet due to volatile gold or platinum prices. You may call for cash/quantity discounts and to confirm larger orders over $2,500. Call 1-800-668-8771 seven days a week 9am-9pm central."

The gold prices are comparable to other dealers, some coins cost slightly more, some slightly less. As with any shopping, it pays to browse and shop around to get the best price for the gold coins you want.

Payment Options to Buy Gold & Austin Rare Coins accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover card on orders up to $2,500, processed through the Yahoo shopping cart system. You can also call for cash and quantity discounts on larger orders paid by personal check or bank wire.

Their payment system is hosted by Yahoo! Store. Yahoo hosts the store pages, ordering system, and order data. It automatically collects order information but may only use this information in the aggregate. If a buyer accessed this store through Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo would also automatically collect information about the buyers shopping experience.

Sell Gold to & Austin Rare Coins
One can sell gold coins to Austin Rare Coins who may make a bid on them. The price they offer will depend on market forces, such as the gold price, the market for such coins offered and if they consider they can resell them.

The state, "We cannot guarantee to make a bid on every coin or that our bid will equal or exceed that from other coin dealers." So it might pay to get a price from more than one rare coin dealer of you have occasion to sell any collectible gold coins. & Austin Rare Coins Returns Policy & Austin Rare Coins offer a Triple Money Back Guarantee. A buyer has 14 days to examine the rare coins. If for any reason they are not 100% happy, they can return them for a full refund including, shipping charges paid, and costs to return your order to & Austin Coins. & Austin Coins state that due to the highly volatile nature of the market, all bullion sales are final once accepted by the company.

However this does not apply to coins & Austin Coins categorize as "Bullion". They are not subject to return or exchange. It states in their terms and conditions that the sales of all such Bullion coins shall be final. & Austin Rare Coins Security
SECURITY - All orders are processed on a Secure Server for your safety and security. All personal information including your name, address, and phone number will be kept strictly confidential.

All online transactions at Yahoo! Stores are handled with industry-standard SSL encryption.

When you enter your credit card number into the order form, it is transmitted across the Internet in an encrypted (scrambled) form, then decoded when it gets to us.

For added security, they also encrypt the credit card number when it is stored on disk, and when it is forwarded to the merchant.

More information About and Austin Gold Coins & Austin Rare Coins have lots of useful information about gold, the market place and produce a regular "Austin Report", with information about gold on a regular basis.

The official address of & Austin Coins is:
Gold Information Network
A Division of Austin Rare Coins, Inc.
7200 North Mopac - Austin TX 78731
Apart from the curiosity of having so many "associated" companies, & Austin Coins appear to be a standard dealer in collectible gold coins and gold bars, comparable to most dealers in gold.

If you have bought any gold coins or gold bullion from & Austin Rare Coins or any other websites from this company online, please feel free to leave your feedback on the quality of service and products including any & Austin Rare Coins on line complaints and special attention or service given by & Austin Rare Coins online.