The Three Most Common forms of Bullion

While the value of gold might mean something different to investors compared to what it means to coin collectors, there is definitely one meaning that can affect the decision which anyone who is interested in gold can make. Silver and gold bullion provide several kinds of ways which gold can be bought, and just because an old coin is not in a collectible condition does not mean that it is not still valuable. The bullion will allow for the value to be in the metal as opposed to the coin’s mint or historical significance.

Bullion Types

  • Coins
  • Rounds
  • Bars (Ingots)
Gold Bullion Coins

So what are the most common forms of gold bullion that you will find today? Beside silver coins and gold coins there are bars and there are also rounds which people sometimes mistake for coins. Take silver rounds for example. These pieces are not based on face value in the sense that coins are, instead these are privately minted. This ultimately means that they will definitely not work in the open market to directly purchase goods and services in the way the coins do. For instance you know what the face value of five dollars is but the silver rounds are valued in their weight as well as purity such as .999 Fine Silver One Troy Ounce.

The silver bars and gold bars are the other common type of bullion besides coins. They are quite easy to distinguish from the silver rounds due to the fact that they are in bar shape as opposed to the more coin-like shape which the rounds happen to be in. The bullion bars will frequently have the purity as well as the maker on them for easy identification.

60 COINS 1909 LINCOLN 1 oz each 999 Fine Copper Bullion
60 COINS 1909 LINCOLN 1 oz each 999 Fine Copper Bullion
$55.99
20 90 Silver Franklin Half Dollar coins Bullion
20 90 Silver Franklin Half Dollar coins Bullion
$159.00
2011 EAGLE 1 2 POUND COPPER BULLION INGOT 999 FINE
2011 EAGLE 1 2 POUND COPPER BULLION INGOT 999 FINE
$4.00
50 Walking Liberty American Eagle Coins 1 4 oz each 999 Copper Bullion
50 Walking Liberty American Eagle Coins 1 4 oz each 999 Copper Bullion
$21.99
5 SOLID SILVER WHEAT PENNY ROUNDS 1 gram each Round 999 Fine Bullion
5 SOLID SILVER WHEAT PENNY ROUNDS 1 gram each Round 999 Fine Bullion
$9.25
1986 SILVER LIBERTY EAGLE ONE DOLLAR PROOF COA S US SILVER BULLION 999
1986 SILVER LIBERTY EAGLE ONE DOLLAR PROOF COA S US SILVER BULLION 999
$42.00
Australia 1993 P S1 Silver Kookaburra PCGS MS69 Australian Coin Bullion Toned
Australia 1993 P S1 Silver Kookaburra PCGS MS69 Australian Coin Bullion Toned
$62.10
Australia 2008 P S1 Silver Kookaburra NGC MS 69 Australian Coin Bullion
Australia 2008 P S1 Silver Kookaburra NGC MS 69 Australian Coin Bullion
$71.10
Great Britain 2013 Silver 2 Pounds Proof Britannia NGC PF70 Silver Coin Bullion
Great Britain 2013 Silver 2 Pounds Proof Britannia NGC PF70 Silver Coin Bullion
$179.10
Mexico 2002 Mo Silver PCGS PR69 1 2 Onza Proof Libertad Mexican Bullion Coin
Mexico 2002 Mo Silver PCGS PR69 1 2 Onza Proof Libertad Mexican Bullion Coin
$179.10

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Typically people however are most familiar with the coins which, as we mentioned earlier, may be not quite considered to be as desirable to collectors if they are in poor condition or are not a desirable mint. With the value of gold having been on the rise in recent years and the fact that the world economy has been in decline, there is no wonder why more people have developed an interest in bullion as a form of investment today. Many collectors have a head start in the fact that while they may already possess lots of coins which are not so significant from a collecting standpoint, they can act as a significant source for bullion which is considered to be a valuable asset today and historically.

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