Gold Coins, Bullion Bars & Rounds
What are the benefits of owning gold?
Gold is historically one of the most valuable and safest additions to your investment portfolio. Gold holds its value and offers productive returns while additionally providing a hedge against inflation.
What products do you recommend for first time buyers?
For new investors, there are a few classic products to consider adding to your portfolio.
- American Gold Eagles come in a myriad of sizes and are backed by the US government
- Canadian Gold Maples are composed of high quality gold and offer investors a variety of sizes for different budgets
- Austrian Gold Philharmonics are a fan favorite due to their stunning design and quality
- A variety of 1 oz bars give investors stackability at low premiums
What type of bullion is the best investment?
There is no “best investment” when it comes to gold; there are, however, types of bullion that are great in certain circumstances. For instance, if you desire to stack gold for investment purposes and desire a low premium over design, gold bullion bars are your best choice. If you want the security of a sovereign coin, guaranteed by a government entity, gold coins, like the American Gold Eagle or the American Gold Buffalo, are an ideal investment.
Are gold coins or gold bars a better investment?
From a purely cost, benefit analysis, gold bullion bars offer the lowest premium for your investment; however, only sovereign gold coins offer a face value and a weight and purity that are guaranteed by a government. Therefore, the best investment is determined by your investment goals.
How does Provident Metals determine the price of products?
Provident uses the current spot price to determine prices of products. Typically, a product price will consist of spot price plus a premium to cover overhead costs. Provident offers sales and incentives year round to ensure our customers receive competitive pricing and rewards for loyalty.
Which mint produces the best gold bullion?
Provident Metals works with all of the “best mints” so that our customers have access to the highest quality gold at the lowest possible prices. Some of the leading mints with bullion available through Provident Metals are:
Sovereign Mints- offer coins and bars, backed by the government where they were produced
- US Mint
- Royal Canadian Mint
- Perth Mint
- British Royal Mint
Private Mints- offer rounds and bars with collectible designs and low premiums
- Provident Mint
- PAMP Suisse
- Johnson Matthey
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