US Gold Coins
Shop American Gold Coins from Provident Metals for an expansive selection of quality bullion to diversify your investment portfolio. With a variety of coins, rounds, and medals available, you are sure to find a design you love.
American gold coins are designed and manufactured by the United States Mint, which has a long history of producing high quality bullion with a multitude of attractive designs. Since its inception in 1792, the Mint has created all currency used by the American public. While the original Mint was located in Philadelphia, a total of 4 locations currently produce bullion coins and rounds- Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point.
While there are a variety of gold coins available for investing, the two most popular are the American Gold Eagle and the American Gold Buffalo. The American Gold Eagle is available as a 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼, or 1/10 oz coin and is composed of .9167 fine gold. The American Gold Buffalo is available as a 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz coin, composed of .9999 fine gold.
Owning gold coins affords you peace of mind, as each bullion product’s weight and purity is guaranteed and backed by a sovereign government. Additionally, American gold is widely accepted, worldwide, which grants investors security for their investment.
What is the difference between an American Gold Eagle and an American Gold Buffalo?
Both the American Gold Eagle and the American Gold Buffalo are excellent investment pieces, but there are a few differences. The AGE was first minted in 1985 and is composed of .9167 fine gold; the .9999 fine gold Buff was first produced in 2006, and was created to meet the demand for a more pure coin to compete with foreign gold.
Why buy coins from the US Mint rather than foreign gold coins?
US minted gold coins are widely recognized and accepted, making them ideal for investing. If you live in the United States, you can actually use gold coins as legal tender something you cannot do with foreign gold coins.
What is the difference between rounds and coins?
The term "coin" is most correctly applied to sovereign minted bullion that carries a face value and may serve as legal tender. "Round" is frequently applied to privately minted gold and silver bullion.
Are gold coins a good investment?
Yes; because of their purity and recognition, gold coins are perfect additions to any diversified investment portfolio. As a hedge against inflation, gold coins provide additional value to investment portfolios versus other commodities.
How do we determine the price of American Gold Coins?
Provident metals determines the price of US gold bullion from the current gold spot price. Spot price is updated in real time, and the price of gold bullion coins is updated to follow changes in spot.
What are the available weights of American gold coins?
US minted gold coins come in a myriad of weights; the most popular are 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, ½ oz, and 1 oz.
Are American gold coins legal tender?
Yes, they are legal tender. The face values are below:
American Gold Eagles:
- 2016 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle- $5 face value
- 2016 1/4 oz American Gold Eagle- $10 face value
- 2016 1/2 oz American Gold Eagle- $25 face value
- 2016 1 oz American Gold Eagle- $50 face value
American Gold Buffalos:
- 2016 1 oz American Gold Buffalo- $50 face value
Where can I buy American gold coins?
For industry low prices, shop American gold coins at Provident Metals.