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Gold coins are a popular choice with Gold investors. Gold bullion coins are often an attractive starting point for novice investors, while also padding the portfolio of the most seasoned investors. Gold coins for sale are often adorned with beautiful designs, inspired by artwork from all over the world. Many Gold bullion coins are backed by a central government, issued by sovereign mints
APMEX has an extensive selection of Gold coins. We make it easy to buy Gold
– no need to search high and low for where to buy Gold, our website allows you to search by series or mint to find the Gold coin you’re looking for. Gold coin prices will fluctuate with the spot price of Gold
, and our selection includes Gold coins for all budget levels.
American Gold Coins
APMEX has the distinct honor of being an authorized purchaser
with the U.S. Mint
. This means we get bullion coins directly from the mint to pass along to our customers. The United States Mint is the official covering mint of the United States – and the only mint in America that produces American Gold coins. Beginning in 1794, the U.S. Mint began issuing both circulating Gold currency and Gold bullion coins. From 1838 to 1933, the U.S. Mint
produced .900 fine Gold coins. Pre-1933
coins are considered extremely valuable to collectors. In 1986, the U.S. Mint began producing Gold bullion coins again, beginning with the American Gold Eagle. U.S. Gold coins are a staple in many portfolios and collections alike.
APMEX stocks an extensive selection of American Gold coins:
• American Gold Eagle
: An ideal expression of the American spirit and based on the famous design by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Gold American Eagle
is instantly recognizable worldwide. Bearing a depiction of Lady Liberty striding in front of the sun on one side and American bald eagles nesting on the other, this iconic is available in several fractional sizes to fit any budget. The Gold American Eagle
enjoys unparalleled recognition and ease of liquidity.
• American Gold Buffalo
: This gorgeous coin enjoys tremendous popularity largely because its artwork is a rendition of the famous 1913 Buffalo Nickel, by James Earle Fraser. Its obverse features the magnificent profile portrait of a Native American chief
, while its reverse depicts a glorious American buffalo inspired by Black Diamond, the American bison that lived in New York’s Central Park Zoo in the 1910s. The American Buffalo’s
.9999 Gold fineness and instantaneous recognizability make it an excellent choice for any Gold buyer.
• Pre-33 U.S. Gold Coins
: These U.S. Gold coins date as far back as 1795, providing a glimpse into one of the first uses of U.S. coinage. They also come in a variety of denominations providing buyers with options that can work within their budget or their investment strategy. While denominations vary, each coin has seen an important part of history unfold whether through its design or the denomination itself. They include $1.00
Gold coins and $20.00
Gold coins. These exceptionally rare coins give buyers several options and have outstanding value associated with each coin. The Gold Quarter Eagle
and the Liberty Gold Double Eagle
are popular choices, as are the Gold Half Eagle and the Saint-Gaudens Gold Eagle.
Australian Gold Coins
APMEX carries fine Gold coins from Australia, including coins from The Perth Mint
and the Royal Australian Mint
. The Perth Mint opened its doors in 1899, while the Royal Australian Mint opened much later after the Currency Act of 1965
. The Perth Mint is Australia's oldest currently operating Precious Metals manufacturer. The Perth Mint remained under British control until 1970. Now, it is owned by the Gold Corporation, under the power of the Government of Western Australia
Our selection of Australian Gold coins include:
• The Perth Mint Gold Lunar Coins
: Produced by The Perth Mint, the Gold Lunar Series began in 1996 with the year of the Mouse coins and ended in 2007 with the year of the Pig coins. Following the popularity, Series 2 began in 2008 and will end in 2019. Struck from .9999 fine Gold, these coins can be a great way to acquire and invest in Precious Metals. Not only are the coins commemorative items that appeal to collectors worldwide, but they are also legal tender in Australia.
• The Perth Mint Gold Kangaroo Coins
: Kangaroo Gold coins were introduced in 1987 by Gold Corp., an entity entirely owned by the Western Australian Government. Issued as Australian legal tender, the Gold Kangaroo is a favorite item among collectors and investors worldwide. The obverse consistently bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. However, the reverse has changed several times since the coin's release. At first, the reverse of these coins depicted an Australian Gold nugget. In 1989, the design changed and instead featured a more widely recognized symbol of Australia: the kangaroo. An iconic representation of fascinating wildlife, the kangaroo design brings this bullion coin series to life.
• The Perth Mint Gold Swan Coins
: In 2017, The Perth Mint released its first limited mintage Gold bullion coin with a unique Swan design. The Gold Swan
has a limited mintage of 5,000 coins made of .9999 fine Gold. The coins in this series contain 1 oz of Gold and display a variety of beautiful Swan designs, each showcasing one of the world’s most distinct and unique species. These stunning Swan coins come in various finishes, including Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof.
• The Perth Mint Gold Koala Coins
: The cute and cuddly koala has been the focus of this Perth Mint Gold series since 2008. These beautiful .9999 fine Australian Gold coins are produced in a variety of sizes, suitable for any investor or collector. The obverse of each coin shows a likeness of Queen Elizabeth II. Each year features a new reverse design, yet they always center on the koala.
• Australian Gold Domed Coins
: Each coin has a unique, convex shape to give a domed appearance, enhancing the engraved detail on the coin. The coins feature various themes such as the historic Apollo 11 Moon Landing
, the Age of Exploration, as well as the night sky.
• Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins
: These popular bullion coins display beautiful images of Australia's national animal, the kangaroo, and are sought after worldwide for their iconic designs and Gold value. These coins are legal tender in Australia, but are prized for their Gold content and rarity as they are produced in limited quantities.
• Australian Gold Dolphin Coins
: This particular series celebrates the bottlenose dolphin, an Australia native, and just one of the many fantastic species that inhabits the country.
• Australian Gold Lunar Coins
: These Gold lunar coins from the Royal Australian Mint celebrate the animals of the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. This lunar calendar, which runs in a 12-year cycle, consists of 12 different animals each representing a year in the cycle. Animals of the Chinese Zodiac include: the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. The character of each animal is believed to influence the events and political and economic conditions of its year, as well as the personality of individuals born during its cycle.
Austrian Gold Coins
APMEX is proud to offer products from the Munze Österreich
, or Austrian Mint
. With more than 800 years of coin-production experience, the Austrian Mint in Vienna has become world-renowned for coin production and Precious Metals processing. As a subsidiary of the Austrian Central Bank, the Austrian Mint's foremost task is to produce all of the circulating euro coinage for Austria. But the mint also strikes an impressive range of collector coins and medals, along with producing some of the world's best-selling bullion coins.
• Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins
: First minted in 1989, the Austrian Philharmonic Gold bullion coins were the best-selling Gold coins in the world in 1992, 1995 and 1996, according to the World Gold Council. The Gold Philharmonic was created as a Gold tribute to the renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world's most well-known orchestras. The obverse of the Gold Philharmonic coin depicts the Great Organ of the Golden Hall in Vienna's concert hall, the Musikverein.
British Gold Coins
Since 1886, The Royal Mint
has been manufacturing coins for the United Kingdom. In addition to circulating coinage for the U.K., The Royal Mint
also mints coins for other countries as well as many commemorative items.
• British Gold Britannia Coins
: Introduced by The Royal Mint in 1987, the Britannia coins have played a significant role in the coin market. Gold Britannias are issued in 1, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 oz sizes with face values in British pounds (£) of £100, £50, £25, and £10, respectively. They are .9167 fine Gold and are legal tender in Great Britain. Until 1990, the Gold Britannia was alloyed with copper. However, beginning in 1990, the coins have been alloyed with Silver, which gives those issued since 1990 a lighter yellow color than the earlier Britannias. In 2013, the fineness increased to .9999 fine.
• British Gold Queen's Beasts Coins
: The Queen's Beasts 1 oz Gold bullion coin series by The Royal Mint celebrates the British Monarchy and the centuries of fascinating heraldry that has been a part of their story. Each animal of The Queen's Beasts is fashioned into 1 oz .9999 fine Gold coins beginning in 2016. These beautiful Gold coins come in a range of sizes from 1/4 oz to 5 oz.
• British Gold Commemorative Coins
: Great Britain has provided some of the most beautifully engraved and designed Gold, historically. Their classic designs continue to stand the test of time.
Canadian Gold Coins
On January 2, 1908, Governor General Earl Grey activated the press to strike the Dominion’s first domestically produced coin, a fifty-cent piece. The Ottawa branch of Britain’s Royal Mint was officially open for business. In 1931, the heritage building on Sussex Drive, the surrounding land, and the entire minting enterprise passed into Canadian hands, making the Mint a wholly Canadian institution. The creation of the Royal Mint coincided with an era of flourishing Gold production in the Yukon and British Columbia. A refinery was needed to perform the intricate work of bringing rough Gold up to coinage standards. The Canadian Mint’s original refinery was completed in 1911. It rendered distinguished service to the British Empire throughout the Great War, producing the vast quantities of Gold bars with which Britain paid its debts to other countries.
A new refinery facility, designed to meet any possible demand for many years to come, was built in 1936 to refine Gold for mines and central banks throughout the world. Still in operation today, the refinery has produced .9999 fine Gold bars since 1969. In 1982, it became the world’s first refinery to manufacture .9999 fine Gold bullion coins. Then in 1999, the Royal Canadian Mint
excelled again by being the first to achieve .99999 fine Gold purity.
The Royal Canadian Mint is a world leader in producing high-quality circulating, numismatic, and bullion coins. With many award-winning coins and notable firsts, the Royal Canadian Mint
is one of the most innovative mints in the world. Some of this mint's notable firsts include:
• First colored coin.
• First hologram coin.
• First irregular-shaped (square) coin.
• First colored coin using plasma technology.
• First million-dollar face value coin ever minted.
APMEX carries popular Canadian Gold coins
• Canadian Gold Maple Leaf
: In 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint began the production of Gold bullion, with $50-denomination Gold Maple Leaf one-ounce coins. They were .999 fine, guaranteed by the Government of Canada for weight and purity, and before long, they became one of the world’s most popular fine Gold coins. Since these Canadian Gold coins were introduced in 1979, they have been in high demand. These Canadian classics come in a variety of sizes, including 1 oz
, 1/2 oz
, 1/4 oz
, 1/10 oz
, 1/20 oz
and 1 gram
. Each coin is legal Canadian Gold tender guaranteed by the Government of Canada for its weight and purity. At up to .99999 fine Gold, Maple Leaf coins are sought after for their premium Gold content and beautiful design.
• Canadian .99999 Gold Coins
: While most Gold bullion coins are made of .9999 fine Gold, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced several commemorative coins of .99999 fine Gold. These are the purest Gold coins ever minted. Among these, you will find Gold Maple Leafs, Gold Canadian Mountie Coins, and even the Howling Wolf Gold Coin.
Chinese Gold Coins
Issued by the People's Republic of China since 1982, the Chinese Gold Pandas
are .999 fine Gold. In 2016, the People's Republic of China began minting Gold Pandas in metric system sizes to better suit the international appeal of the coins. These gram sizes replaced the troy ounce sizes of previous dates in the series.
While not an exact conversion, the new gram sizes provide the closest metric equivalent to the similarly sized ounce counterparts:
• 1 oz replaced by 30 grams
• 1/2 oz replaced by 15 grams
• 1/4 oz replaced by 8 grams
• 1/10 oz replaced by 3 grams
• 1/20 oz replaced by 1 gram
Prior to 2016, the Gold Pandas are typically available in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz sizes. However, the Gold Chinese Pandas are also available in larger sizes, such as 5 oz, 12 oz and 1 kilo
sizes. Several Chinese mints produce the Chinese Gold Panda bullion coins, including Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Shenyang.
Mexican Gold Coins
The Mexican Gold coins are renowned as some of the most beautiful currency in the world. Minted in Mexico City by the Mexican Mint, many of these coins contain 90% fine Gold and 10% Copper. The addition of Copper during the minting process gives Mexican coins a density that Gold alone cannot provide. We carry a variety of Mexican Gold coins, include Gold pesos
and Libertad Gold coins.
• Mexican Gold Libertad Coins
: Struck by one of the oldest North American mints, la Casa de Moneda de Mexico, the Mexican Libertad Gold coin is one of the most famously beautiful Gold bullion coins available today. Made from .999 fine Gold, this exceptionally stunning Gold coin resembles the design of the renowned 50 Peso Gold Coin known as the Centenario. The artwork featured on the Gold Libertad is both arrestingly beautiful and important to the history of Mexico. Its legendary design and limited mintage make the Mexican Libertad Gold Coin a sought-after addition to any coin portfolio.
Somalian Gold Coins
Struck by Munich’s famous Bavarian State Mint
, the attractive Somalia African Elephant Gold coin
is famous all over the world due to its ever-changing reverse design, showcasing a new image of the magnificent African Elephant each year. This 1 oz .9999 fine Gold coin bears a face value of 1000 Shillings, but of course has a much greater intrinsic value. This piece is also available in fractional sizes, providing an excellent opportunity for new Gold buyers to get in on Gold investing.
The first Gold bullion coin
in the world and a perennial favorite outside of the United States, the Gold Krugerrand
is generally one of the more affordable Gold coins on the market and is recognizable for its unique hue and depiction of a springbok antelope. While some buyers feel it is not as detailed as other, more elaborate, Gold coin reliefs, this simple design has been around since 1967 and has proven staying power on the investment market. The Krugerrand contains .9167 fine Gold, with an alloy of 8.33% copper to bolster the Gold durability. Recommended as an excellent investment item for both new and experienced buyers, Krugerrands are generally liquid on the open markets worldwide.
South Korean Gold Coins
Korea Minting and Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation, better known as KOMSCO, is the sole currency manufacturer for the Republic of South Korea. In addition to producing well-known Gold bullion products such as the Chiwoo Cheonwang, South Korean Tiger and ZI:SIN, KOMSCO also produces all circulating coins and currency used in South Korea.
• Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold series
: The thrilling Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold series from South Korea is the very first South Korean Gold bullion series and also marks the introduction of a measurement of value for South Korea, called a “CLAY.” KOMSCO, the official South Korean mint, produces Chiwoo medals in limited mintages which further adds to their collectibility.
• ZI:SIN series: ZI:SIN stands for "Twelve Guardians," the individual commanders of god's armies who were ordered to protect mankind from the twelve directions surrounding north, south, east and west. According to Korean folklore, each commander will defend mankind against threats, and each one has a set of powers that allows them to conquer the evils threatening the earth. The ZI:SIN series will feature 12 designs, one for each of the guardians, and will mirror the cycle of the lunar calendar.
The Monnaie de Paris
(Paris Mint) is an agency of the French government charged with issuing coins as well as producing medals and other similar items. Created in 864, it is the oldest French institution. The Monnaie de Paris mints several different Gold coins honoring everything from important artists to landmarks to, of course, French historical figures.
You can own rare Gold coins struck as early as 344 B.C. or the Byzantine reign of Rome. Some of these rare Gold coins have seen over 2000 years of world history. The shape and weight of ancient Gold varies because the striking and engraving technologies were not as consistent as what we have today. Rare and old Gold coins have been made since King Croesus of Lydia had them struck between 560 and 546 B.C. These coins carry value, of course, but also tell an important part of history.
Our selection of Ancient & Medieval Gold coins includes:
• Byzantine Empire Gold Coins
• Roman Empire Gold Coins
• Ancient Greek Gold Coins
• Medieval Gold Coins
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