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Gold Panda FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Gold Panda FAQs Gold Panda FAQs The Chinese Gold Panda bullion coin features some of the People’s Republic of China’s most cherished symbols. Chinese Gold Panda bullion coins are beautifully designed and prized for their high purity. They are also China’s official gold bullion coin. Here are some frequently asked... Read More

Gold Maple FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Gold Maple FAQs Gold Maple FAQs The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin is one of the purest gold coins on the market today, and they are highly valuable to collectors and investors. Minted by the Royal Canadian Mint, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin is one of the purest gold... Read More

Gold Krugerrand FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Gold Krugerrand FAQs Gold Krugerrand FAQs With a the durability of gold alloy, the 22 karat South African Krugerrand is one of the most prized gold bullion coins on the market. The South African Gold Krugerrand is one of the most prized gold bullion coins in the entire world. It... Read More

A Short History of Gold

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins A History of Gold A Short History of Gold Gold has held a position of status and awe since the beginning of human civilization, and the metal’s influence on history is unparalleled. It has inspired wars, provided wealth, and shaped the course of human history. Here is a brief history of... Read More

American Gold Eagle FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Gold Eagle FAQs American Gold Eagle FAQs As one of the most sought-after gold coins in the world, the American Gold Eagle combines stunning design with a valuable metal. The American Gold Eagle is one of the world’s most recognizable bullion pieces. Its beautiful design and metal purity make it... Read More

American Gold Buffalo FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Gold Buffalo FAQs American Gold Buffalo FAQs The American Gold Buffalo is the purest gold coin from the United States Mint, and it is popular among investors. The American Buffalo gold bullion coin is one of the most sought after investment coins today. At 0.9999 pure gold, it is the... Read More

Gold Britannia FAQs

Collectible Coins Precious Metals Resources Gold Brit FAQs Gold Britannia FAQs Since 1987, the British Gold Britannia has proven to be a popular gold bullion collection piece for investors. The British Gold Britannia was first minted in 1987, and is still made to strict quality and purity standards. Many investors and collectors alike have made... Read More

World Mint History Series: German Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins German Mint History World Mint History Series: German Mint Over the centuries, the German Mint has seen its country’s history evolve. And the coins the mint has produced have evolved as well. In a significant way, telling the history of the German Mint is a telling of the rich and checkered... Read More

World Mint History Series: French Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins French Mint History World Mint History Series: French Mint In continuous operation since 864 AD, the French Mint’s history is one of longevity and fascination. The French Mint has one of the longest and most prestigious histories of coinage in Europe. With the establishment of Monnaie de Paris in the first... Read More

The Most Famous American Coin Engravers and Designers

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins The Most Famous American Coin Engravers and Designers The Most Famous American Coin Engravers and Designers Six all-time best U.S. coin artists and examples of their exquisite designs Though less frequently used in daily commerce today, coins were once the principal means of exchange in the United States. As a result,... Read More

World Mint History Series: Dutch Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Dutch Mint History World Mint History Series: Dutch Mint Since the Middle Ages, the Netherlands Mint has been producing unique and beautiful coinage that collectors still prize. For centuries, the Dutch Mint has produced some of the most stunning and sought after coins in the world. Continue reading to learn more... Read More

How to Determine the Value of a Collectible Coin

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins How to Determine the Value of a Collectible Coin How to Determine the Value of a Collectible Coin What to look for (and the scams to avoid) when pricing numismatic coins for collection and investment If you are considering investing in collectible coins, the Federal Trade Commission — the nation’s leading... Read More

Applying the Universal Rarity Scale to Precious Metal Coins

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins About Universal Rarity Scale Applying the Universal Rarity Scale to Precious Metal Coins From dollars and pounds, to yen and rupees - names for currency are almost as diverse as the countries that make them. Country Currency Afghanistan Afghan afghani Akrotiri and Dhekelia European euro Aland Islands European euro Albania Albanian... Read More

An Historical Timeline of Copper in Human Culture

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins A History of Copper An Historical Timeline of Copper in Human Culture From basic plumbing to coins to smartphones, copper has been a vital precious metal to humans for centuries. The important role copper has played in human development can hardly be overstated. Copper is soft, easily manipulated, and conducts heat... Read More

Differences Between a Coin’s Face Value and Actual Worth

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Differences Between a Coin's Face Value and Actual Worth Differences Between a Coin's Face Value and Actual Worth Ever wonder how a small coin can sell for hundreds of dollars? Or why a single piece of paper can be worth thousands? Keep reading to find out. “Never judge a book by... Read More

Coin vs. Round: What’s the Difference?

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Differences Between Coins and Rounds Coin vs. Round: What's the Difference? Coins and rounds made of precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium are popular investment pieces for collectors. Both items are small, stackable, circular, and easy to carry and store. All of the similarities leave some collectors confused as... Read More

Which Type of Coin Collector are You?

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins What Type of Collector are You? Which Type of Coin Collector are You? Powered by From casual collectors to specialists – where do you fit? Coin collecting habits (and collectors, for that matter) come in all shapes and sizes, and people collect various types of coins along the way. With those... Read More

Tools of the Trade: Coin Collector’s Toolbox

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Coin Collecting Tools Tools of the Trade: Coin Collector’s Toolbox As far as hobbies go, coin collecting is fairly simple when it comes to the tools you need to succeed. However, there are a few certain items that can take your coin collecting to a higher level. A Magnifying Tool Possibly... Read More

Is Coin Collecting Profitable, or Just a Fun Hobby?

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Is Coin Collecting Profitable, or Just a Fun Hobby? Is Coin Collecting Profitable, or Just a Fun Hobby? Tips on how to turn your coin collection into a lucrative investment Many people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy coin collecting as a fun, exciting way to view different pieces of numismatic... Read More

Knowing the Anatomy of your Coin

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Knowing the Anatomy of your Coin Knowing the Anatomy of your Coin Provident Metals explains the terms used to describe the design and structure of gold and silver coins If you’re reading this, you likely have a basic understanding as to the benefits of investing in gold, silver and other precious... Read More

World Mint History Series: Chinese Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Chinese Mint History World Mint History Series: Chinese Mint The Chinese Mint has been providing beautiful coins from ancient times into the modern day, including gold and silver Pandas. Sometimes called “The China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation” (or CBPM), the official Mint of China produces relatively few coins annually compared... Read More

Label Designations for Graded Coins and Rounds

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins About Certified Coin Labels Label Designations for Graded Coins and Rounds Coin collecting has long been a popular hobby, but until the mid 1900’s there was not a standardized scale for grading the quality of a coin. Dr. William Sheldon pioneered a system of grading in 1948 that is still used... Read More

Top 7 Gold Coins for Investment

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Best Gold Coins to Invest in Top 7 Gold Coins for Investment Bullion coins are coins considered legal tender in their country of origin, with purity levels over 90%, and minted after 1900 to be kept as a store of wealth by investors. When purchasing bullion coins for your investment portfolio,... Read More

World Mint History Series: Austria

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins Austrian Mint History World Mint History Series: Austria The historic Austrian Mint in Vienna is world-renowned for its advances in the production of coinage and bullion, and is one of Europe’s oldest mints. It is currently responsible for minting Austrian currency as well as commemorative coins and bullion products. Here, we... Read More

World Mint History Series: Armenian Mint

Bullion Investment Collectible Coins History of the Armenian Mint World Mint History Series: Armenian Mint From ancient times to the modern day, the Armenians have driven toward advancement and excellence While the evidence may be elusive, the 5th century father of Armenia, Moses of Khoren, traces the origins of his modest nation back to 2350... Read More