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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was on vacation in Texas for a week last month (June 2010). I made a walk in visit to Austin Rare Coins to purchase my first Gold Buffalo with them. I was happy with their service though at first the lady who met me there referred me to buy gold coin thru a local gun shop which also sells gold coins. I insisted in seeing a dealer there and I met a young man named Ryan. I told him i am from Micronesia and I am interested to buy a Gold Buffalo. Ryan was very professional and very helpful. I will continue to do business with Austin Rare Coins.