The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Gold Coins and Bullion

Investing in physical gold has been a mainstay for a number of years, as many people have found the value in holding on to this precious metal and watching it appreciate in price. But for those who are looking to start a gold collection of their own, there are a number of factors that come in to play. Below, we have assembled an all-encompassing guide of articles and resources from around the web to educate you on every facet of the physical gold industry [see also Three Reasons Why Gold Is Overvalued].


First things first, you will need to know some of the biggest and most trusted dealers in the gold industry.

  • APMEX: A straight up, no-nonsense website that is focused on those looking to purchase bullion of all kinds, be it bars, coins, or even rare collectibles.
  • Kitco: While Kitco is a big seller of the yellow metal, it is also a vital resource as it offers forums and educational centers to help investors make the best decisions as well as learn from other individuals from all around the world.
  • Goldline: This dealer is something of a mix between the previous two as it grants equal focus on selling and educating gold investors.
  • BullionVault: A great resource that gives investors the option to store their purchases in vaults in New York, London, and Zurich with the option to either sell or withdraw bars at any time.
  • A site focused on gold and gold only. Investors can choose from a number of bullion options including the American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, and the South African Krugerrand among many others.


Once you have actually bought the gold, you will need to know how to properly store it to keep it safe and undamaged [for more gold news subscribe to our free newsletter].


One thing that often is overlooked by investors are the tax ramifications of physical gold investing [see also Jim Rogers Says: Buy Commodities Now, Or You’ll Hate Yourself Later].

General Research

The following resources give general information and facts on physical investing as a whole.

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4 Responses to “The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Gold Coins and Bullion”

  1. [...] Editor’s note: This article by Jarad Cummans was originally published on Commodity HQ.  [...]

  2. [...] Major equity indexes tracked sideways with an upward bias for yet another trading session this week, helping to keep bullish sentiment levels elevated. Markets had little reason to move as trading volumes remain seasonally low while data releases offered no major insights; consumer prices at home stayed the same as higher food costs were offset by lower energy prices, which helped ease lingering inflationary concerns [see also The Ultimate Guide To Investing In Gold Coins and Bullion]. [...]

  3. [...] You may want to purchase and stow your precious metal away, but APMEX assumes that you are not only a buyer, but also a student. The company publishes market updates three times per day and a weekly recap at the end of the trading week [see also The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Gold Coils and Bullion]. [...]

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    I don’t
    know how true this is, but I think that Buying
    is a great investment, and I will buy as much as I can while I
    can. I tend to use APMEX to buy precious metals, in coins or in bullion bars.
    They have fair prices and have really proven to be both reliable and honest.

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