Top 4 Gold Coins we buy

“Do you buy gold and silver coins” I am often asked by customers. “Yep sure do as I am not only a scrap gold buyer but I do purchase gold coins, gold watches etc”. I thought it may interest my blog readers that I have a top 4 coins that I have recollection of buying reasonably often and here they are;

1.     The British Gold Sovereign


The sovereign is probably the principle gold coin of the United Kingdom, with a token value of one British pound but generally used as a bullion coin, in simple terms for investors and gold traders to utilise..

Named after the English gold sovereign, last minted in 1604, the name was revived in 1817 when minting began. The gold content is generally seen as 22 carat or .916 fineness. Sovereigns were minted in the UK from 1817 to 1917, then in 1925, and from 1957 onwards. Commonwealth countries, Australia, India, Canada, and South Africa have all occasionally minted the gold sovereign coins.


2.    The Canadian Gold Maple leaf coin



This gold coin is the official bullion coin of Canada, created in 1979 and is minted by the Royal Canadian Mint. It is one of the purest gold regular-issue coins producedwith a gold content of .9999 fineness (24 carats), thats almost pure gold!


3.    South African Gold Krugerrand



The Krugerrand is a South African gold coin, first minted in 1967 to help promote South African gold. By 1980 the Krugerrand was worth around 90% of the global gold coin market. The name itself is a mixture of "Kruger" (the man depicted on the obverse) and "rand", the South African unit of currency. During the 1970s and 1980s some countries boycotted the Krugerrand because of its association with the apartheid government of South Africa. The Krugerrand today is a popular coin among collectors and investors alike.


4.    USA Double Eagle head coin


A double eagle is a gold coin from the USA with a denomination of $20 The coins are .900 in fineness around 21.6 carat if you like. The first double eagle was minted in 1849, happening together with the California Gold Rush of the same year. Regular production began in 1850 and continued until 1933. The gold cntent is 22 carta or .916 fineness. There were various other “eagle head” gold coins produced from just after the American war of independence in 1785.

So there you go, I do indeed deal in gold coins and silver ones for that matter too always offering the best cash for gold prices possible in Essex, Herts and beyond!

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