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American Eagle Series

12/20/10 11:52 AM

The American Gold Eagle is one of the official bullion coins of the United States. American Gold Eagles are produced in four denominations: the $50 Gold Eagle (containing 1 ounce of gold), the $25 Gold Eagle (containing 1/2 ounce of gold), the $10 Gold Eagle (containing 1/4 ounce of gold) and the $5 Gold Eagle (containing 1/10 ounce of gold). The legal tender noted on the face is what defines them as coins, and any bullion product without this face value cannot be referred to as a coin.

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American Buffalo Gold

12/15/10 9:44 AM

In order to compete for the first time with other 24K gold coins in the market, the U.S. Government ordered the creation of the American Buffalo Gold Coin for public use. Gold Buffalo coins are the purest form of gold you can buy in United States coinage due to their 99.9% gold purity.

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Saint Gaudens

12/14/10 11:12 AM

The extraordinary quality and beauty of the Saint Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle has made it one of the most popular coins among investors and collectors alike. Indeed, many experts say that it stands above the rest as the single most magnificent coin in U.S. history. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a towering figure in the world of American fine arts. His brilliance and renown brought him to the attention of President Theodore Roosevelt, who wanted to beautify American coinage and compete on the international market with other in-demand world coins.

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The Morgan Dollar

12/14/10 10:59 AM

The Morgan Dollar is a Silver United States $1 coin. Silver Morgan Dollars were minted from 1878 - 1904 and then again for one more year in 1921. The Morgan Dollar is named after its designer, George T. Morgan, who designed the obverse and reverse of the coin. Morgan Silver Dollars are one of the most popular coins to collect. They are relatively well known, attractive, common enough in some varieties to provide an ample supply, and have an active market for beginners. There are also enough rare high-grade Morgans to provide the tremendous challenges and thrills that can appeal to avid collectors.

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Swiss Gold Helvetia

12/13/10 11:15 AM

The Swiss Gold Helvetia embodies Switzerland’s status as a financial center of the world. The coin’s long standing reputation among investors and collectors illustrates its outstanding beauty and quality. The Swiss Helvetia, like other European gold coins, has a rich and lengthy heritage.Swiss Helvetias are generally available in brilliant uncirculated quality.

The Swiss 20 Franc Helvetia is one of the world's classic gold coins and quite popular among coin collectors and investors.  Great coin collections always include gold coins with beautiful designs, a fascinating history, and high quality. Investors who seek a unique and historical precious metal will find the Swiss Helvetia a wise and interesting addition to their portfolios.

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The Peace Dollar

12/13/10 11:09 AM

The Silver Peace Dollar is a United States $1 coin minted from 1921 to 1928, then again in 1934 and 1935. Early proposals for the Peace Silver Dollars called for a commemorative issue to coincide with the end of World War I, but the Peace Dollar was issued as a circulating coin. Designed by Anthony de Francisci, the Peace Dollar was so named because the word PEACE appears on the bottom of the coin's reverse. De Francisci's design featured his rendition of Lady Liberty on the obverse. His wife, Teresa, was the model for the sculpture.

During the 1960s and 1980s, when the silver price skyrocketed, huge numbers of silver dollars were melted down, leaving relatively few Peace dollars available today in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. This true scarcity gives them the potential for added leverage to a rising silver price and makes them one of the smartest ways to invest in bulk silver. Peace dollars offer true scarcity and greater leverage to the silver market than silver bullion coins for very little additional cost. Plus, they offer instant worldwide liquidity.

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United States Liberty Coins

12/13/10 10:54 AM

The first United States Gold Liberty coins were minted before the Civil War in 1838. The Liberty gold coins were inspired by Christian Gobrecht's design from a portrait of Venus.

The discovery of gold in California in 1848 and the ensuing Gold Rush turned out to be a godsend to coin collectors. Due to the overflow of gold that began pouring into Philadelphia, Congress authorized the United States Mint to create a $20 Gold Liberty coin on March 3, 1849.

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The Indian Head Series

12/13/10 10:50 AM

Sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt was hand-selected by President Theodore Roosevelt to design the $2.50, $5.00 and $10 Indian Head Gold coins. Pratt was mentored by the world renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, designer of the famous Saint Gaudens Gold Coin. Many believed that it was time to entrust the design of these two gold coins to a younger, more contemporary artist, and Pratt’s subsequent design proved to be highly popular.

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The Gold Krugerrand

12/13/10 10:47 AM

The Gold Krugerrand is a South African gold coin, Krugerrands have been legal tender worldwide since the first coin was struck in 1967. Once the most widely held and actively traded bullion coin in the world, the Krugerrand remains a simple way for investors worldwide to own gold. Athough Krugerrands are considered legal tender, there is no record of their face value on either side of the coin, an extremely rare phenomenon among bullion coins. Instead, its legal tender value is the bullion value of its gold at the current market price. Worldwide, the Krugerrand is still one of the most sought-after bullion coins among investors who wish to add gold bullion to their portfolio.

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French Rooster Gold

12/13/10 10:41 AM

The French Rooster Gold coin was reportedly first minted in 1901, and the release of this coin continued until 1914, the start of World War I. However, there are actually some coins that exist dating from 1899. Today, this gold coin is considered one of the most beautifully designed coins in history.

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