There are numerous ways to own physical gold. It comes in many forms including legal tender, low premium or rare coins, bullion, bars and ingots. How one chooses between these can be based on many factors which may include: collectibility, investment strategy, level of privacy, liquidity, personal interest, portability, etc.Legal Tender
Foreign legal tender gold coins include Coronas, Francs, Pesos, Sovereigns, etc. These coins offer a national and international trading network, which provide easy, timely cash convertibility whenever desired.Low Premium
Low premium gold coins include certified and/or non-certified United States minted legal tender, including common date $2.50, $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00 gold coins. These gold coins, formerly used as money throughout the U.S., offer additional privacy as well as heightened domestic demand.Rarities
Gold coin rarities include certified and/or non-certified rare coins from around the world that are chosen based on one's investment and collecting needs and personal tastes. One's reasons can include pride of ownership as well as the purpose of long term appreciation. These coins offer beautiful, unique value with historical significance and rarity. One can acquire gold coins dating back to King Croesus, Lydia, 560 B.C., to the modern gold coins being collected today in China. Americans have collected U.S. gold coins dated from 1795 to modern gold coins being struck today by the U.S. Mint for collectors and investors.Bullion
Since 1975 the most popular physical gold for ownership by Americans is in bullion coins. Bullion coins are minted by sovereign nations from around the world, thus giving them a governmental guarantee of authenticity. This governmental guarantee provides ease of liquidity.Bars and Ingots
Gold bars and ingots are struck by private refiners and assayers around the world. They are authenticated by these recognized refiners and assayers. Though bars and ingots often offer the same liquidity as gold bullion coins, they occasionally do not guarantee same ease of resale.