The U.S. Mint does not sell bullion coins directly to the public. Instead, they distribute their coins to a handful of authorized purchasers
like APMEX, who then sell the coins to the public.
In the years between 1838 and 1933, the U.S. Mint produced Gold
coinage that was used as legal tender. The Gold Reserve Act of 1934 removed Gold from circulation in the United States and made it illegal to own Gold bullion. Even now, these historical Pre-1933
coins are wildly popular and highly prized as beautiful collectibles with a great deal of numismatic value.
In 1974, the United States reinstated the ability to legally own Gold bullion. Just 12 years later, the U.S. Mint announced its first Gold bullion series with the Gold American Eagle
. These Gold coins have been in high demand ever since, which inspired the United States Mint to begin offering its Gold Buffalo coins
as the first 1 oz .9999 fine Gold coins from the U.S Mint. Now, every year, the U.S. Mint produces commemorative Gold coins that honor important people, places and events from United States history.
Since its initial minting in 1986, the most popular U.S. Gold coin has been the highly valued Gold American Eagle, but that is not to say that Gold Buffalos, U.S. Silver Dollars
, Platinum American Eagles
or Silver American Eagles
do not have avid collectors. Beyond their value and purity, U.S. Mint coins are also treasured for their versatility.