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