Gold and Silver Bullion

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Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin

Gold and silver bullion refers to bars, ingots, rounds and coins made from highly refined, close to 100% pure gold and silver. Bullion also goes by the name “physical gold” or “physical silver”. It is purchased by governments and private individuals.  The principal uses of bullion as an investment areas a potential hedge against inflation and geopolitical risks and as a compliment to other, non-physical investment assets such as stocks and bonds.

 

                 Pricing and Value of Bullion 

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American Eagle Gold Coin

Gold, silver and other precious metals are freely bought and sold on commodity markets. As inflations concerns, geopolitical flare-ups, and currency fluctuations take place, the price of gold and silver changes accordingly. Many people obtain their bullion when prices are low, usually corresponding to low-inflation and geopolitically benign periods. As tensions arise, the price of gold and silver can rise, often dramatically. At these times, the prudent investor may sell some of his bullion for a tidy profit.

 

Bullion Products

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American Eagle Gold Coin

Gold and silver bullion can commonly be bought as bars or rounds.  Most commonly for the private investor, gold and silver coins are purchased.  They are purchased in uncirculated or proof grade. Many of them are exceptionally beautiful. Examples of these are the Canadian Maple Leaf, the American Eagle, the Chinese Panda, and others. These coins are not the same as the gold and silver coins that the US and other countries used to produce for general circulation, which are typically sought after by coin collectors for their numismatic value.

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Australian Silver Kangaroo

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Where to Buy Gold and Silver Bullion

Your best bet for making investments in bullion is to buy online from reputable dealers that have a low prices, exceptional service and a long track record of  quality business. Golden Eagle Coins is our preferred source for gold and silver bullion and you can rest assured that they will treat you well.

Another superb source for gold and silver bullion is eBay. Because of their active global platform and the amount of business they do, you will find some of the lowest bullion prices there:


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21 thoughts on “Gold and Silver Bullion

  1. Eoin Mc Carthy

    I was thinking of buying some bullion myself and burying it in my back garden – just in case – but she (my other half) wanted a new jacket, and she’s the boss.
    Seriously – thanks for the education.

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    1. Mike

      Thanks for the light-hearted comment. As in all humor there are strands of truth. A close reading of the Gospels reaveal that 2000 years ago in Jesus’ time, people buried their treasure in fields…presumably to keep it safe in a place where only they knew.

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  2. David

    Hi Mike,

    I learned quite a bit about gold and silver from an investment point of view based on this article. Thanks for educating me.

    I can see how people buy gold and silver. But how do they sell gold and silver? From an investor’s viewpoint, profits are not made until the product is sold and the money is in the investor’s account.

    Cheers,
    David

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    1. Mike Post author

      Hello David,
      Thanks for stopping by. Gold and silver is very liquid and always easy to sell. If you have a local coin shop nearby, they will buy from you on the spot. You could also sell through large online auction houses such as eBay. Finally, many reputable online brokers, such as Golden Eagle Coins, will buy gold and silver as well as sell it.

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  3. David

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for letting me know this. This is food for thought for sure.

    Cheers,
    David

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  4. Janelle

    This article about bullion is very helpful to novice investors like me.

    I have noticed in my hometown recently, people who buy gold are set up in temporary stalls in the shopping mall. They say they buy any kind of gold.

    What I wonder is, are they giving good prices or should I look to a more established shop to sell for a fair price?

    Where is the best place to check current values, before I sell gold and silver?

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    1. Mike Post author

      Hi Janelle, Great to hear from you. When buying gold, make sure to go through reputable dealers, like the associates I have on this site. You will always get a fair price from them, reflecting market value, because if they do try to cheat the customer, their reputation will suffer. As far as checking current values, reputable dealers such as Golden Eagle Coins always display the current price and it’s trend.

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  5. Tiffany

    I’ve been thinking of buying gold and silver bars or bullion myself. Mainly because thats what our major currency system was backed by, instead of just worthless paper. What’s scary is that the dollar could actually become so inflated and worthless that it essentially becomes null and void. Buying gold and silver bullion gives me some level of comfort because its physical. I can see and touch it and its value isn’t perceived or unstable.

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    1. Mike Post author

      Thanks Tiffany for your comments and views. I agree. Gold and silver will remain a storehouse of value. I hope that when you buy some you do it through the associates on this site.

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  6. Vincent

    Hi Mike,
    You are suggesting to invest in gold or silver bullions when prices are low. How do I know if prices are really low or not? Would you say now is a good moment to invest or should I wait till a better opportunity shows up? Any ideas?
    Cheers,
    Vincent

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    1. Mike Post author

      Thank you Vincent for visiting and commenting. Indeed, you ask a great question. The way you know whether the price is low is to compare the current price to historical price. Right now gold and silver are near their lows over the last five years. That qualifies as low to me. Perhaps a more important question is whether this is as low as the price will go or will it descend further. To answer that question correctly requires a very accurate crystal ball. No one has one of those. So, many investors buy a little bullion now, wait a few months and buy a little more, and then maybe again a few month out longer. That’s one technique to consider.

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  7. adam

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the informative post. I’ve been thinking about investing in gold or silver for a long time now but don’t know much about it.

    I don’t have much to invest, so do you think It would be better to buy gold, or silver since it’s cheaper and I could get more? How long would I have to hold onto it before I could make any money and how do you know the best time to sell?

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    1. Mike Post author

      Hi Adam,

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. For a person with a small sum to invest, I would suggest silver over gold. The main reason is that it is far less expensive. At today’s prices, for example, you can purchase US Silver Eagle bullion coins for about $20 each. You never know when silver price will rise, buy inevitably it will. When that happens you can sell your coins for a tidy profit.

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  8. Brandon

    Gold will always have value. Sometimes I think to myself, does gold even depreciate? If it does it may not be by a lot. Because I know if you hold on to it long enough you will more than likely get a ROI depending on market conditions at the time and how much you bought it for.

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    1. Mike Post author

      Thank for visiting and commenting Brandon. I would like to add this: Gold does appreciate and depreciate according to market conditions. You can buy gold and lose money. If you buy high and the price of gold goes down, you will have a negative ROI. Best to buy small amounts when prices are low, and hold for the long haul.

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  9. Dustyn

    Nice website! I myself actually have been collecting silver for the past year for my personal investment in case of a disaster. Gold is still way too high for me to get my hands on, but the day will come! I also gained some more knowledge of silver and gold that didn’t know.

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    1. Mike Post author

      Hi Dustyn, Glad to hear from you. I hope you know that there are some low-priced gold coins that you can invest in to balance with your silver. Check this out.

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  10. Ian

    Every time I see the word bullion I think of boullion or soup base.

    Anyway, fascinating article. Do banks commonly have gold bars on hand? I would definitely prefer that over the coins.

    Would advise the average person to purchase quantities of physical gold and silver? Would that help at all in the event of economic collapse?

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Mike Post author

      Hello Ian,

      Yes the word bullion can refer to concentrated soup as well! Most banks do not have bullion bars on hand, because our monetary system is no longer based on gold or silver. Instead we now have a Fiat Currency system. You can purchase your gold bars from Golden Eagle Coins, or on Amazon or eBay. As you mention, given the disarray of the global economy, holding some gold now is a very prudent idea.

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  11. Margarita

    Gold bullion, usually bars, is how central banks in countries around the world store their national wealth. This is also how the world elite, the richest and the rich store their wealth. That’s their money. While ordinary people are led to believe that money is that colorful paper with pretty prints on it. How did it turn out this way that only a handful know what is real money?

    It is all about power and money. The elites did a really good job (and still do) conditioning people from birth to death for centuries.

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    1. Mike Post author

      Hello Margarita, Many people the world over share your views. Yes, gold is money – because it is a storehouse of value and indeed can be exchanged for stuff you need or want. Everyone should consider owning some.

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