American Gold Coins
The United States issues two highly popular gold coins - the American Buffalo gold coin and the American Eagle gold coin. The American Eagle coin was the first gold coin to be issued by the US Mint, and all gold coinage issued by the US mint is minted using gold bullion mined in the United States. The Eagle coin series is also available in platinum, palladium and silver. Gold Eagles are available in sizes ranging from 1/10 oz to 1 oz.
The American Buffalo gold coin was released in 2006, and is only available in 1 size (1-ounce gold Buffalo). This coin, however, is 9999 fine, and is the purest gold coin currently issued by the United States Mint.
The design of both coins remains constant and is not changed annually.
Perth Mint Gold Coins
The Perth Mint in Australia release a number of gold coins which are popular with investors - the two most popular are the Kangaroo gold coin and the Lunar series gold coin. The gold Kangaroo coin was originally released as a gold nugget, but was updated after several years to feature a Kangaroo, whose image is updated annually on the front of the coin.
The Perth Mint lunar series coin feature an image of an animal from the Chinese calendar and are also updated annually. Unlike most gold coins available, the Perth Mint issues the Kangaroo series in a large range of sizes, from 1/10 Ounce up to 1 Kilogram.
Perth Mint gold coins are popular with numismatic collectors because their images are updated annually.
Austrian Mint Gold Coins
The Austrian Mint is the only European Mint to issue gold coins in Euro denominations. The Austrian Philharmonic gold coin was first issued in 1990 in Schilling deonominations, but this was updated to Euros in 2000, when Austria adopted the Euro as its currency. The Philharmonic series was an instant success with European investors and the coin series was later made available in silver and in platinum.
British Gold Coins
The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom issues two highly popular gold coins - the gold Sovereign and the gold Britannia coin. The gold Sovereign coin has been issued for more than 150 years. During the time of the British Empire this coin was minted in Royal Mint locations outside the UK, including in India, Canada and Australia. It has a rich history in its use for facilitating trade, as it was recognised and accepted worldwide due to its gold content. Today the gold Sovereign is manufactured in the same design, and each coin contains 7.3 grams of gold.
The gold Britannia coin series was released in the early 1990s by the Royal Mint, and it is the first series to be introduced in ounce denominations. The Britannia series is also available in silver and in platinum. Gold Britannia coin are exempt from Capital Gains Tax for UK residents, which makes them a very popular option. Furthermore, all gold Britannia coins are 9999 fine, making them one of the purest gold coins available.
Royal Canadian Mint Godl Coins
The Royal Canadian Mint produce one of the most popular gold coins available on the market- the Canadian Maple Leaf gold coin. The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin was originally launched in 1979, and quickly became the most popular gold bullion coin available by the early 1980s. This series is available in gold, silver, platinum and palladium. All gold Maples released after 1980 are 9999 fine.
Rand Refinery Gold Coins
The Rand Refinery in South Africa was the government refinery to issue a gold bullion coin, launching the 1 Ounce gold Krugerrand in the early 1970s. This coin was the most popular coin available in the late 1970s, selling more than 3,000,000 coins in 1979 until Apartheid slowed sale. The Krugerrand has a slighly reddish tinge compared to other gold coins - this is because it is mixed with some copper to make the coin more durable. However, the coin's gold content is still 1 troy ounce. The Krugerrand is currently available in gold, silver and platinum. The coins design features an image of Paul Kruger on one side, and a springbok on the other.
European Gold Coins
SuisseGold.ch stock a number of gold coins manufactured by European Mints that are no longer being produced. These include the Swiss Vreneli, the French Rooster and the French Napoleon. These coin all contain 5.8 grams of gold, and were produced from around 1850 - 1950. These coins are popular with European investors, and particularly with investors looking to purchase their gold bullion monthly over a long period of time.
LBMA Approved Gold Coins
For clients looking to buy gold coins at low premiums, SuisseGold.ch sell LBMA gold coins as brand of our choice. These coins sell for the lowest price above the precious metal spot price, and are supplied according to current stock availability. All coins supplied are guaranteed to be by official government refineries, including Maple Leafs, Eagles, Krugerrands and Sovereigns.
Store Gold Coins in Switzerland
For clients looking for secure vault storage for their gold coins, SuisseGold.ch offers Zurich based bullion storage. All gold coins placed into vault storage may be sold back to SuisseGold.ch at any time at favorable rates. Clients may also arrange bullion collection or arrange to have their bullion delivered to them at any time. SuisseGold.ch accepts 15 different currencies.