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The U.S. 1-oz American Eagle gold coin is one of the world’s most beautiful and popular gold coins. The face value of the coin is $50, for illustrative purpo... More Details
The French 20 Franc coin contains 0.1867 oz. of gold. These gold coins were first minted in 1803 during the reign of Napoleon I Bonaparte and became the mode... More Details
The Swiss 20 Franc contains 0.1867 oz. of gold. In 1883 the first Swiss gold coins were introduced into circulation; while this series was officially issued ... More Details
The British Sovereign contains 0.2354 oz. of gold. It is one of the most historically significant gold coins in the world, having first been minted by The Ro... More Details
The U.S. $20 Liberty gold coin contains 0.9675 oz. of gold and is also commonly known by its official designation as the “Double-Eagle”. It was minted from 1... More Details
The U.S. $10 Liberty contains $0.4838 oz. of gold and is also commonly known by its official designation as the “Eagle”. This coin was actually minted eleven... More Details
Bullion bars represent one of the most cost effective means of purchasing physical gold. Also representing an exceptionally convenient way to store gold, all... More Details
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The U.S. Silver Eagle contains 1.00 oz. of silver. Produced by the U.S. Mint from 1986 to the present, the obverse of the coin features a rendition of sculpt... More Details
GLMC offers beautiful and affordable Silver 10-oz Bullion Bars for premier investment at a great price. Out 10-oz silver bullion bars are from some of the be... More Details
The U.S. 1-oz American Eagle gold coin is one of the world’s most beautiful and popular gold coins. The face value of the coin is $50, for illustrative purposes only, and each coin contains one ounce of pure gold.
Produced by the U.S. Mint from 1986 to the present, the American Eagle features a stunning image of the “Standing Liberty” on the obverse of the coin. This image is based upon the early twentieth century Saint-Gaudens' U.S. $20 gold coin design, by the renowned artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The reverse of the coin, designed by Miley Frances Busiek, features the “Family of Eagles” representing family, tradition, and unity. The reverse also includes two iconic phrases: E Pluribus Unum meaning “out of many, one”, which was designated as the national motto of the U.S.A. from 1782 until 1956; and In God We Trust, which was first placed on coins in 1864 and is now our national motto. Both mottos are featured on most U.S. coins.
The American Eagle Gold coin is universally recognized and easily tradable in all modern countries. It should be a part of every investor’s collection of precious metals.
Sources: The United States Mint.The U.S. Dept. of Treasury
The French 20 Franc coin contains 0.1867 oz. of gold. These gold coins were first minted in 1803 during the reign of Napoleon I Bonaparte and became the model of coins in the Latin Monetary Union, determining weights and denominations for many European gold coins. The French Franc was minted until 1914 and contained several types, including the Napoleon, the Rooster and the Angel.
The obverse of the French Franc varies, depending on the type.
French Rooster: the most widely traded French gold coin, the obverse of the Rooster the profile of Marianne as Ceres, the most famous symbol of the French Republic, wearing her Phrygian cap or Cap of Liberty. She represents the French version of “Lady Liberty”. The reverse of the coin features the Gallic Rooster, or Coq Gaulois, one of the national symbols of the France since the Middle Ages. Framing this rooster is the phrase, “LIBERTE, EGALITE, FRATERNITE” (Freedom, Equality, Brotherhood), the motto of the French Revolution.
Napoleon: The obverse features a portrait of Napoleon-there are several variations- sometimes bare headed and other times wearing a laurel wreath (the ancient Roman symbol of supreme authority). The reverse can be one of two types, either an ornate shield with the coin denomination on the sides and date below; or a wreath with the denomination and date in the center. Around the reverse side of the coin reads the inscription "EMPIRE FRANCAIS".
French Angel: The obverse features a standing winged angel leaning against a column inscribing the French Constitution on a large scroll, with the Fasces (a Roman Republican symbol of authority) and a small Rooster (the symbol of France) set on either side of the angel. The reverse includes the denomination and date set within a wreath, surrounded by the French motto, 'Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite'.
The French 20 franc gold coins are some of the most widely tradie European gold coins and have played a major role in the history of bullion coins.
The Swiss 20 Franc contains 0.1867 oz. of gold. In 1883 the first Swiss gold coins were introduced into circulation; while this series was officially issued by Switzerland from 1897 to 1949.
The Swiss and French Franc have a shared history. The legislation establishing the Swiss Franc was closely modeled on the French monetary standard and the first Swiss Francs were minted in Paris and Strasbourg. However, the Swiss Franc has become known as a safe haven during times of financial uncertainty and is currently used by many as a global reserve currency.
The obverse of the coin features the Helvetia (pictured above), which is lovely portrait of a Swiss Miss with braided hear, wearing a necklace of flowers, with the Swiss Alps in the background. The reverse side of the coin typically features the official Swiss Cross within the Swiss shield and a wreath of oak along with the face value denomination.
These Swiss coins are recognized around the world as an inexpensive way to acquire beautiful, gold coins.
The British Sovereign contains 0.2354 oz. of gold. It is one of the most historically significant gold coins in the world, having first been minted by The Royal Mint upon the command of King Henry VII in 1489. Gold coin production by the United Kingdom was halted in 1604 and did not resume for nearly 200 years. With the Great Recoinage of 1816, British Sovereigns were again minted again from 1817 to 1917; then in 1925 before a period where many nations halted the sale of gold. The British Sovereign was traded for goods and services during 1800’s and gained worldwide recognition as gold currency.
The obverse of the coin features the bust of the reigning monarch at the time, including King Edward VII, King George V and Queen Victoria. In all versions, the obverse also includes the phrase “D.G. BRITT OMN REX F D IND IMP”, which is short for the Latin phrase, ‘Dei gratia Britanniarum omnium rex, fidei defensor, India imperator’. This means: By the grace of God, King of all British Territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India. British Sovereigns with the Queen’s bust include a feminine version of the same title.
The reverse of the British Sovereign features the emblem of “St George the Dragon-Slayer”, with the date below this image. Destined to become one of the world’s best known coin designs, it was created by the Italian gem engraver Benedetto Pistrucci who had come to London in 1815 and whose subsequent association with the Royal Mint brought about something of a golden era in numismatic art. This reverse design has remained largely unchanged since its 1817 debut.
Sources: The Royal Mint.
The U.S. $20 Liberty gold coin contains 0.9675 oz. of gold and is also commonly known by its official designation as the “Double-Eagle”. It was minted from 1849 to 1907, and was actually traded for goods and services as U.S. currency during the 1800’s. At the peak of the California Gold Rush in 1849, Congress authorized minting the Double Eagle as a double sized version of the $10 Liberty, with more patriotic detail on the reverse of the coin.
Designed by the U.S. Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre, the obverse of the Double Eagle coin features the classic profile image of the Coronet Liberty Head facing left and wearing a crown inscribed with “Liberty.” Encircling Lady Liberty are the 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies of the United States.
The reverse of the coin, also designed by James B. Longacre, features a Bald Eagle with outstretched wings and bearing a striped shield, which is an adaptation from the Great Seal of the U.S.A. The eagle holds an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other signifying America’s ability to create war or peace. The eagle’s head is encircled with 13 stars and the inscription “United States of America”. The eagle carries the scroll inscribed with E Pluribus Unum meaning “out of many, one”. The motto, In God We Trust, which was placed on the reverse of the $20 Liberty starting in 1866.
In 1933 during the Great Depression, production of all gold coins was halted when the U.S. government confiscated gold. However, millions of the pre-1933 $20 Liberty coins are currently available to collectors.
Because of its important history and interest to collectors, the $20 Liberty will garner a premium compared to the price per ounce of many other gold coins. A blend of both bullion value and collector value, the coin not only moves in value with the price of gold, but due to the collector value, this coin historically outpaces bullion coins.
Sources: The United States Mint.NumisMedia Network
The U.S. $10 Liberty contains $0.4838 oz. of gold and is also commonly known by its official designation as the “Eagle”. This coin was actually minted eleven years earlier than the widely known Double Eagle, for which the U.S. Mint simply doubled the weight of the Eagle. The $10 Liberty was minted from 1837 to 1907 and was actually traded for goods and services as U.S. currency during the 1800’s.
The Coronet Liberty portrait facing left on the obverse by Christian Gobrecht was introduced in 1938. The obverse design continued largely unchanged through 1907. This classic profile image is wearing a crown inscribed with “Liberty.” Encircling Lady Liberty are the 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies of the United States.
The reverse of the coin, also designed by Christian Gobrecht, features a Bald Eagle with outstretched wings and bearing a striped shield, which is an adaptation from the Great Seal of the U.S.A. The eagle holds an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other signifying America’s ability to create war or peace. The eagle is encircled with the inscription “United States of America”. During the period from 1838 to 1907 there were a number of varieties without a motto, with a motto, small or large letters, and more. The motto "In God We Trust" was added in 1866 due to the lobbying of Rev. M.R. Watkinson during the Civil War. The Act of March 3, 1865 mandated the motto on all silver and gold coins of the United States.
In 1933 during the Great Depression, production of all gold coins was halted when the U.S. government confiscated gold. However, there is currently an ample supply of pre-1933 $20 Liberty coins still available to collectors. Because of its important history and interest to collectors, the $10 Liberty will garner a premium compared to the price per ounce of many other gold coins.
Bullion bars represent one of the most cost effective means of purchasing physical gold. Also representing an exceptionally convenient way to store gold, all minted bars are priced at a very reasonable premium over gold spot price. Great Lakes Monetary Consultants sells a variety of 24-carat gold bars produced by the most respected mints in the world.
The Perth Mint produces a range of high quality .9999 fine pure gold minted bars. GLMC stocks Perth Mint bullion bars in 10 gram and 1 oz sizes; and other sizes are also available upon request.
These gold bars feature the beautiful Perth Mint logo of a majestic swan along with the weight and purity of the bar. The reverse side of the gold bar displays Australia’s national animal, in hopping kangaroo motifs. Each bar, which displays its weight and purity, is packaged in a green or charcoal, tamper-proof assay display card.
Obverse: Features the Perth Mint logo above the stamped weight, purity and serial number.
Reverse: Decorated with repeating kangaroo motifs.
For more than a century, The Perth Mint has provided refining, manufacturing and investment services to the Australian gold mining industry and to dealers in secondary precious metal.
Founded as the Perth branch of Britain's Royal Mint in 1899, its primary function was to produce gold sovereigns and half sovereigns as everyday circulating coins for this region under the British Empire. It remained under British ownership until 1970 when control passed to the government of Australia. Throughout its 116-year history, The Perth Mint has fulfilled the dual roles of precious metal refining and coining.
Today, The Perth Mint’s operations include precious metals refining, coin and bar manufacture and marketing, precious metals investment solutions, and the hosting of a retail shop and historic tourist attraction in the city of Perth, Australia.
The Perth Mint Refinery refines gold and silver sourced from the Oceania Region (comprised of four regions: Australasia [Australia and New Zealand], Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.) Attention to maintaining exacting technical standards has resulted in The Perth Mint Refinery's services being recognized and accepted throughout the world.
The Perth Mint Refinery is an accredited refiner, weight master and assayer with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), the New York Commodity Exchange (COMEX), the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGEI) and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM). This status was achieved only after rigorous scrutiny of standards and procedures and the successful completion of searching practical testing.
The Perth Mint has maintained a reputation for the highest standards of reliability, accuracy and integrity. The Perth Mint bar mark provides assurance to purchasers anywhere in the world of the stated weight, purity and integrity of the product.
The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) produces a 1 ounce, .9999 fine pure gold bullion bar, which is the only federally accredited gold bar product minted in North America. These 1 oz. gold bars feature a beautiful and elegant finish, with the RCM logo including the weight and purtity. The reverse of the bar displays the Canadian Maple Leaf in a repeating pattern. All RCM gold bars are guaranteed by the Canadian government as to content, purity, and weight.
One Gold bar is presented in a sealed protective assay package and multiples of 25 gold bars will typically come in sealed boxes. The accompanying assay card lists the weight and authentication of the bar by the assayer.
Obverse: Features the Royal Canadian Mint logo above the stamped weight, purity and serial number.
Reverse: Decorated with repeating maple leafs.
In 1908, Governor General Earl Grey activated the press to strike the Canadian Dominion's first domestically produced coin, a fifty-cent piece. The Ottawa branch of Britain's Royal Mint was officially open for business. The Canadian Mint's original refinery was completed in 1911. It rendered distinguished service to the British Empire throughout the Great War, producing the large quantities of gold bars with which Britain paid its debts to other countries.
In 1931, this minting enterprise passed into Canadian hands, making the Royal Canadian Mint a wholly Canadian institution. 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, along with Canada’s legal tender gold and silver coins. In 1982, it became the world's first refinery to produce 9999 fine gold bullion coins.
The Royal Canadian Mint operates one of the most technically advanced and respected gold and silver refineries in the world, producing bars, wafers and custom products. Factors contributing to its success include: world-class quality, an accredited ISO 9001 facility, streamlined operations, in-house research and development, and London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) good delivery gold bars.
The Credit Suisse Gold Bar 1 oz is an iconic gold bullion bar which has been actively traded for decades. This brand recognition makes their gold bullion bars a popular choice with investors. The Credit Suisse Gold Bar 1 oz features a sealed plastic holder which includes a white card with the manufacture’s name.
Credit Suisse is an international banking and services conglomerate with offices all over the world. The Credit Suisse Gold Bar 1 oz is produced in Balerna, Switzerland. The Credit Suisse trademark has been synonymous with gold bars from 1 oz through kilo size since the early 1970’s.
The Credit Suisse Gold Bar 1 oz is imprinted with the manufacture’s name, weight (1 oz), and purity (FINE GOLD 999.9). The bar includes the circled CHI hallmark and “Essayeur Fondeur” which means the bar is “Good Delivery” guaranteed by the famous Valcambi refinery.
So the Credit Suisse Gold Bar 1 oz is difficult to beat for value and liquidity. The Credit Suisse Bar 1 oz features defined edges and brilliant surfaces including a 6 digit serial number on the front of the bar. The back of the packaging repeats the serial number and highlights the manufacturer and provides other technical information.
There are other reasons to own this bullion standard: (1) the premium over gold content on the Credit Suisse Gold Bar 1 oz is small and attractive to investors looking for a bullion product which fluctuates daily with the price of gold. (2) Because the Credit Suisse Gold Bar 1 oz is produced by a renowned refiner its content and purity is accepted worldwide. This allows traders to post daily buy and sell prices which assures liquidity. (3) Because the Credit Suisse Gold Bar 1 oz is pure it appeals to a worldwide audience including the Chinese and Asian trade. (4) The Credit Suisse Gold Bar 1 oz size is small enough to be convenient and also provides choices when buying or selling a larger gold bullion position.
For the wise investor, solid gold bars represent an economical choice because the premium over the “spot’ price of gold is usually less than what is usually found in gold coins. Because of the purity of these gold bars, they are sealed and certificated by the minting agency. Gold bar sizes include one ounce, 10 gram, ten ounce and more.
The U.S. Silver Eagle contains 1.00 oz. of silver. Produced by the U.S. Mint from 1986 to the present, the obverse of the coin features a rendition of sculptor Adolph A. Weinman's magnificent “Walking Liberty” design, originally prepared and executed for the Nation’s first circulating half-dollar coin, which was minted from 1916 to 1947. The reverse side of the U.S. Silver Eagle carries the image of the “Heraldic Eagle with Shield” which represents strength and endurance.
The reverse also includes the phrases: E Pluribus Unum meaning “out of many, one”, which was designated as the national motto of the U.S.A. from 1782 until 1956; and In God We Trust, which was first placed on coins in 1864 and is now our national motto. Both mottos are featured on most U.S. coins.
The U.S. Silver Eagle is the world’s best selling silver coin and also is the only silver coin allowed in an IRA.
Sources: The United States Mint.
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Elemetal is a global precious metals company focusing on the recovery, refining, and minting of precious metals and providing retail and wholesale investment possibilities to a broad range of customers worldwide. Elemetal has in-house mint producing premium bullion, bars and specialized products. Elemetal-branded bullion and bars are among the finest and most meticulously crafted products on the market. GLMC sells its 10 ounce .999 pure silver bars under the brands: NTR Metals and Elemetal.
Elemetal Mint leverages its familial expertise to provide reliable excellence. It also pushes the private minting industry toward continued improvement through innovation and craftsmanship. The Elemetal Mint is ISO 9001:2008 certified, producing .9999 gold and .999 silver products. Its production line is designed to deliver consistent accuracy across thousands of ounces of throughput.