Coin Catalogue

While you will find a large number of coins in our catalogue below, it is not an all-encompassing list of everything we sell.  If you don’t see something you’re looking for, give us a ring.  We can find it for you.

GOLD

France, Austria, Greece, Italy, and Switzerland all minted a ‘20 franc’ coin that was 90% pure and contained .1867 oz of gold.  The French 20 Francs come with a number of different designs and are often one of the best priced fractional gold coins available.  From time to time you can find 10 Francs, which contain .0933 oz.

22 karat (91.67% pure) coins produced by the United States Mint since 1986.  The American Eagle is a “modern issue” series and comes in 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, and 1/10oz sizes.

24 karat (99.99% pure).  Available in 1oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz sizes.  The Nugget and Kangaroo are different coins, both minted in Australia and carrying the same purity.

  • 100 Corona – Most of these are currently minted restrikes dated 1915.  They are interchangeable with Hungarian 100 Coronas. Though they weigh over an ounce, they contain .9802 oz gold and are usually one of the best buys in bullion gold coins.
  • 20 Corona – They contain .1958 oz of gold.  When you purchase them, you may get restrikes or originals.
  • 10 Corona – Contain .0979oz of gold.  Same as 20 Coronas for restrikes and originals.

23.67 karat (98.61% pure). These are trade coins in use since 1150, making them the oldest continually minted coins in the world.  The 4 Dukat contains .4428 oz of gold and the 1 Dukat contains .1106oz.

24 karat (99.99% pure) ‘modern issue’ gold coin series.  You can find them in 1oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz sizes. Remember gold is a soft metal and pure coins tend to scratch.

A standard of payment that stretched across the world, wherever the British Empire stamped.  Sovereigns are very, very well-known 22 karat (91.67% pure)coins with a gold content of .2354 oz.  Half sovereigns also exist and contain .1177 oz.

24 karat (99.99% pure).  The first pure gold coin, minted since 1978.  Also a ‘modern issue’ series of 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz sizes.  Drawback – pure coins scratch very easily and scratches reduce their value.  Be careful handling them.

 

China’s modern issue series offers six choices – 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz, 1/20 oz, and 1 gram (.0321oz).  They are 24 karat (99.99% pure). Remember pure gold scratches easily.

 

Germany has never done things like everyone else.  When the rest of Europe minted the 20 Franc, they made their 20 Mark with the same purity (90%) but a different gold content .2304 oz.  They also made a 10 Mark, which is half the weight at .1152 oz.

Pamp Suisse, Credit Suisse, Perth and many others mint gold bars today.  They are typically 99.99% pure, must be in plastic encasing and weigh 1oz.  You can buy larger bars but coins are generally a better investment because they are more liquid.

Mexico minted six sizes in their 90% pure Peso series, from the large 50 Peso with a gold content of 1.2057oz all the way down to the 2 peso, containing just .0482oz.  These coins are often an excellent bullion buy. The other sizes are the 20 Peso with .4823 oz, 10 Peso of .2411 oz, 5 Peso with .1106 oz, and the 2 ½ Peso containing .0603 oz.

Netherlands, like the Germans, ploughed their own row.  When the rest of Europe was minting a 90% pure coin containing .1867 oz, Netherlands minted one (10 Guilder) weighing .1947oz.  They also minted the 5 Guilder of .0974 oz. They did, however, stick with the Austrians, minting an identical 1 Dukat 98.3% pure and containing .1106 oz of gold.

The best-known gold coin in the world because South Africa invented the ‘modern issue’ series.  The Krugerrand series was the first offering weights of 1oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz.

Once diamonds and gold were found in South Africa, the British Empire never let her out of its grasp.  So the South Africans minted the 2 Rand which is the same purity (91.67%) and content (.2354oz) of the Sovereign.  The 1 Rand equals the half sovereign with .1177 oz of gold.

Buyer beware! $20 gold pieces, whether St. Gaudens or Liberties are usually a bad investment for the bullion buyer because they often carry a high premium over the gold price.  That said, all of these coins are 90% pure and include the $20 with .9675 oz, the $10 with .4838 oz, the $5 of .2419 oz, the $2.50 with .1209 oz and the $1.00 with .0484 oz.

SILVER

Sometimes referred to as “Junk Silver” this is simply quarters, dimes and half dollars minted before 1965.  They are 90% pure and contain .715 oz of silver per face value dollar (4 quarters, 10 dimes or 2 halves).  These coins come loose, in a bag of a single denomination. Dimes and quarters are your best buy, while 90% coin, in general, is often the least expensive way to buy silver.

Common weights are 100 oz, 10 oz, and 1 oz.  While you can get bars as large as 1000 oz, we don’t recommend taking delivery of bars that size as they can be a nightmare to ship. Prices on bars are generally reasonable but not better than 90% silver coin and bars, whether silver or gold, are not as liquid as coins. All bars are 99.9% pure.

Really a misnomer because Rounds are coins.  They’re minted by private refineries in the United States and come with various pictures on the front and back (Those resembling a buffalo nickel are currently popular).  Regardless the design, they will state their weight (1oz) and purity (99.99%) on their face. Usually a good buy.

Just like gold Eagles, these have been minted since 1986 and are one of the pricier ways to buy silver.  They weigh 1 oz and are 99.9% pure.

Maple Leafs are Canada’s silver equivalent.  They weigh 1 oz and are 99.9% pure.

Austria’s modern silver coin weighs 1 oz and is 99.9% pure.

Whether you’re talking about Morgan dollars or Peace Dollars, you’re talking expensive.  They make great gifts but bad investments. That said, they weigh .765 oz and are 90% pure.

United States - Pre 1934 gold

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American Eagles

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