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The second most commonly asked question we receive at Bullion Trading is “how do I know if it’s real?” This is a legitimate concern in this business. Scams in the gold and silver business have been around since ancient times. In 2012, there was a counterfeiting scandal right here in the Diamond District that heightened customer apprehension about being sold fakes. A dealer was sold hollowed-out gold bars that were filled with tungsten, which is the substance closest in density to gold (to the trained expert, it still falls significantly short). When another customer came in to buy gold, he ended up being sold the counterfeits that were in stock. The customer was reimbursed by the dealer and the media […]

“How Do I Know If It’s Real?”


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Buying gold online is easy and convenient. You choose what you want to buy, add it to your shopping cart, enter your credit card information and check out, all from the comfort of your phone or computer. This is not always as simple as it sounds. With high-ticket precious metals, you may not want to compromise the quality of your buying experience for convenience.  Gold prices are dependent on constantly shifting, complex economic factors. Online dealers have to concern themselves with price fluctuations very differently than dealers with physical stores. When you buy gold in person, you are buying the gold for the price that it is at that time. When you buy online, the price is what the price of gold is at the […]

Buying and Selling Online Vs. Buying and Selling In Person


Two gold coins from Ancient Rome, depicting the head and the tail of the coin.
Gold has been counterfeited for as long as there’s been currency. The first incidence of gold counterfeiting is recorded as being in Lydia, Greece around 600BCE, which is the birthplace of the world’s first coin.  Then there’s the legend of the Greek physicist Archimedes and his water displacement experiments. He famously proved that a goldsmith had counterfeited the gold crown of King Hieron II by submerging the crown in water and determining how much water was displaced. It was suspected that the goldsmith used silver for the crown and kept the gold for himself. Pure gold has a higher density than silver and displaces less water than silver because silver has a higher volume. So when he placed the crown […]

The History Of Gold Counterfeiting



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The most common question first time gold buyers ask is, “should I buy coins or bars?” The first thing to always keep in mind when deciding on buying coins or bars is that the melt value of the metal does not actually change depending on its form. An ounce of gold is going to have the same value across the board, whether it’s in the form of a coin or a bar.  Gold and silver coins are government-issued legal tender. In addition to their intrinsic value, there’s a value placed on them by governments that banks are legally required to exchange for readily-available funds. However, this value is always going to be lower than its intrinsic value, which is determined […]

Should I Buy Coins Or Bars?


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Gold has always been the go-to investment that people turn to during times of uncertainty. It doesn’t move with market prices and it’s unaffected by inflation. When stock prices are down, the value of gold is typically soaring. If you’re thinking about purchasing gold or other precious metals during this pandemic, here are a couple of things to consider: Gold is Less Volatile Precious metals like gold seem to be inversely related to the value of the US dollar. So when the dollar is down (like it is now), the value of gold is up. Because of this, during times of recession and uncertainty, gold and silver have typically been looked to as “safe havens”. It’s the currency that we […]

Should You Invest in Gold During COVID-19?


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Up until the election, The U.S. presidential race has been more of a distraction than a direct influence on the gold market but going forward expect the precious metal to be a winner no matter the outcome. For gold, the election isn’t a “blue versus red” competition between the Democrats and Republicans, says Frank Holmes, chief executive officer of U.S. Global Investors. It is a “push the gold button” event, he says. Let me explain in simple terms why gold is a buy no matter who wins. First there are a few things that you need to understand. Gold is priced all over the world in U.S. Dollars. Therefore, if anyone outside of the United States is considering buying gold […]

Post election and the price of gold



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The State of New Jersey imposes a 7% sales tax on all collectible commodities such as precious metals, bullion, tokens, medallions and any numismatic goods. This applies to online purchases.  This tax is collected on all purchases regardless of whether the vendor calculated it into the total.  Even if the vendor failed to include it in your total at checkout, you, the customer, are still responsible for paying it. It’s the law. You don’t want unpaid taxes to catch up with you. It’s best to get them out of the way upon making the purchase. Many people think sale taxes are imposed by the IRS but this is not true. Sales taxes are determined on a state-to-state basis.  It’s safe to […]

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Today we are taking our weekly look at the charts for gold and silver. Republicans and Democrats continue to play the “will they, won’t they?” video game over another stimulus plan in a Covid19 damaged US economy. An arrangement on a package will ultimately be seen as favorable for the marketplaces but, with the US Election simply weeks away this may show to prolong negotiations or postpone decisions until the outcomes of the election are clear and accepted by all. Will Gold Now Retest $1,930? As you can see from the gold chart below, gold has actually rallied on positive stimulus news and drew back as negotiations stall. After the previous “false break” above $1,910, gold when again closed above […]

[ChartWatch] Is the United States Election the “Cork in the ...


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Gold production and purchase, in coins and other types, have actually increased dramatically over previous years and continue to show growth, diversification, and need in a robust and diverse market. Gold’s resistance to corrosion, its relative compactness, and its ability to retain its value and even appreciate in value makes it a solid option to think about. In addition, capital gains tax payment is only essential in advance during the sale itself when it comes to purchases of gold. Gold coins weighing one ounce are suggested to supply the tiniest premium over the spot price, though a large number of smaller variants of these coins also exist and can and need to be bought. Gold American Eagle A perfect expression […]

Top Gold Coins For Investments





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From the time of ancient civilizations to the modern age, gold has been the world’s currency of option. Today, investors purchase gold generally as a hedge against political discontent and inflation. In addition, lots of top investment consultants recommend a portfolio allocation in commodities, including gold, in order to lower general portfolio risk. We’ll cover much of the chances for buying gold, consisting of bullion (i.e. gold bars), mutual funds, futures, mining business, and jewelry. With few exceptions, only bullion, futures, and a handful of specialized funds offer a direct investment opportunity in gold. Other financial investments derive part of their worth from other sources. Purchasing physical gold (bars and coins). Small bars and coins accounted for approximately two-thirds of […]

Investors Guide For Gold Investing



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Gold bars are a highly collectible item for both collectors and investors and are offered in a wide range of varieties. This beautiful 100g gold bar, produced by the renowned precious metal refining company– PAMP Suisse, is an extremely sought after product amongst precious metal collectors. Superior pureness and finish, as well as accurate weights add to the popularity of this 100 gram PAMP Gold Bar. PAMP Suisse was founded in 1977, in Ticino, Switzerland. PAMP means ‘Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux’, which approximately equates to ‘Artistic Products Precious Metals’. It initially began as a minting facility and has actually grown to use essentially every service related to precious metals, consisting of the collection of doré (a semi-pure alloy of gold […]

100 gram Gold Bar – Pamp (with certificate)


Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin
The first Gold Maple Leaf was provided in 1979, making it the world’s very first pure 24k gold bullion coin. At that time, the only commonly available gold coin was the 22k South African Krugerrand. The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf continues to be amongst the world’s purest gold coins routinely released by a sovereign mint. Gold Maples issued between 1979 and 1982 had a pureness of.999. Many think about the Maple Leaf to be among the world’s most beautiful Gold coins. The obverse of the Gold Maple Leaf features Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse of this 24-karat Gold coin portrays the iconic Canadian Maple Leaf. Each Maple Leaf Gold coin is legal Canadian Gold tender guaranteed by the Federal […]

1/20 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf


PAMP Suisse is a prominent Swiss precious metal refinery, and this 2.5 gram bar is among the smallest in their gold bar program. PAMP Suisse is responsible for minting over half of the gold bars in the world weighing less than 50 grams. Each bar is made up of 2.5 grams of.9999 pure gold bullion; it is likewise secured by Veriscan innovation using microscopic topographical scanning for the identification and registration of each item. Each card is also fitted with a tamper-evident seal to protect versus counterfeit items being replaced into the assay card. These gold bars also feature a stunning style and a terrific surface, making them an excellent alternative for gifting or diversifying your silver stack. The design […]

2.5 Gram Gold Bar PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna (In Assay)



The American Gold Eagles introduction in 1986 was a defining minute for the United States Mint. Most of the countries gold coining history consisted of a pureness level of.900 for its circulation coins. In 1834, the federal government lowered the gold requirement in coins from 22-karat crown gold to a flat .900, with all coins in circulation after 1837 boasting.900 gold only. Gold Eagle coins have 22-karat gold material that consists of 91.67% pure gold, 3% silver, and 5.33% copper. The 1986 release of the Gold Eagle marked the first time in more than 150 years that new coins were produced with this level of purity in the United States. On the obverse of 1 oz American Gold Eagle Coins […]

1 oz American Gold Eagle Coin


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The South African Krugerrand is the most extensively owned gold bullion coin in the world, representing 46 million ounces since its introduction in 1967. The function of the original issue was to encourage individual ownership of gold, and it must be said that this goal has actually plainly been met by the Krugerrand. The coins were planned to be utilized as currency in South Africa, and as such are made of a long lasting 22k (.9167) alloy of gold and copper. This alloy, known to historians as crown gold due to its use in English gold sovereigns, gives the coins their unique rich color and grants them a toughness that bullion coins of higher pureness often lack. At a time […]

1/2 Oz Gold Coin – South African Krugerrand


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Buying 1 kilo gold bars is a fantastic way to own physical gold bullion bars at a low gold cost per ounce over gold’s fluctuating spot price. All the 1 kilo gold ingots we provide are crafted in fine.9999 gold bullion. We sell a few of the world’s best regarded to 1 kilo gold bar hallmarks. Makers of the kilo gold Bars we provide are all named on industry-standard “excellent shipment lists” of trusted gold refiners and gold mints. Every 1 kilo gold ingot we provide is ensured to be recognized by gold bullion dealers the world over and to maintain their resale value regardless of age or specific brand. Bar Highlights: Contains 1 kilo (32.15 oz) of.999 fine gold. […]

1 Kilo Gold Bar



Buy 1/10 oz American Gold Eagle Coins Buying 1/10 oz American Eagle Gold Coins is a terrific method to have actually extremely acknowledged one tenth ounce gold coins with a little premium over the world’s fluctuating gold spot price. These 1/10 oz gold coins bring legal tender face values of $5 USD yet they are highly traded based upon their gold material and total 1/10 oz gold coin content. The U.S. Gold Eagle coin started production in 1986 and the beautiful 1/10 oz Gold Eagle is one of the most popular variations. This coin includes 1/10 oz of.9167 fine Gold, making it an affordable way to get Gold bullion. With the exact same beautiful details as the larger series, anyone […]

1/10 Oz American Eagle Gold Coins


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This fantastic 20 gram Gold Bar Lady Fortuna is produced by one of the most famous bullion brand names worldwide – the popular PAMP Suisse. Minted from 20 grams of 99.99% pure gold, this outstanding gold bar showcases the widely known Lady Fortuna – the Roman Goddess of luck and well-being. One of the exceptional global refineries, PAMP Suisse, was developed in Ticino, Switzerland in 1977. The company was quickly liked by financiers and collectors due to its ingenious bullion of remarkable quality. The mint is also highly applauded for including the current bullion security procedures such as the newest Veriscan ® feature – a distinctive microscopic surface topography which is utilized as a digital fingerprint for scanning and registering […]

20 Gram PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Gold Bar (In Assay)