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Your Precious Metals "Checking Account"

It is smart to diversify your precious metals into two categories. The first category is your "checking account," which is bullion that hasn't been certified to have any unique numismatic value. This part of your portfolio can be accessed more quickly than your savings account items by selling it for a value linked to the current spot price. The value of this portion of your portfolio will rise and fall with the current market price of the metal, and offers you diversification from your Dollar-based investments.

Your precious metals "checking account" works like an insurance policy. Should the stock market or the Dollar face a crash, the value of your precious metals will increase to help compensate you for your losses in your Dollar-based investments. Because gold and silver have been accepted as having value for thousands of years, this is an "insurance policy" that you can cash out of at any time.

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Your Precious Metals "Savings Account"

Your precious metals "savings account" consists of investment-grade rare coins that have been certified to have numismatic value above and beyond their metal melt value. Because they have value as rare coins, they are not affected by changes in the spot price of gold and silver to the extent that bullion (your precious metals "checking account") is. This offers you further diversification both from the ups and downs of the traditional markets and from the ups and downs of the precious metals markets.

While investment-grade coins are more stable than bullion, they can take longer to liquidate. As a result, they should be considered part of a long-term buy-and-hold strategy.

Contact us now so that we can advise you on which coins are most likely to increase in numismatic value. Don't be taken advantage of by unscrupulous coin dealers. Go with a dealer you can trust -- one with an A+ BBB rating. Call now 800-257-3253.

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Investment-Grade Gold American Buffalos

The design of the American Buffalo gold bullion coin is a modified version of James Earle Fraser's design for the Indian Head nickel (Type 1), issued in early 1913.

The coin was created in order to compete with foreign 24-karat gold bullion coins. Since investors some times prefer 99.99% pure gold over the 91.67% gold used in the American Gold Eagle, many were choosing non-U.S. coins, such as the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, to meet their bullion needs. With the American Buffalo coin, the U.S. government hopes to increase the amount of U.S. gold sales and cash in on the 24-karat sales, which makes up about 60% of the world gold market.

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Mintage & Population Tables

The following tables gives mintage and population numbers for mint state (uncirculated), burnished, and proof Gold American Buffalos. You can use these data to determine the rarity of particular coins. The data in these tables are taken from U.S. Mint, NGC, and PCGS released data. These numbers may change over time.

Gold Buffalo "Proof Strike" Coin Mintage

Date 1 oz. 1/2 oz. 1/4 oz. 1/10 oz.
2006-W 246,267 N/A N/A N/A
2007-W 58,998 N/A N/A N/A
2008-W 18,863 12,169 13,125 18,884
2009-W 49,306 N/A N/A N/A
2010-W 49,263 N/A N/A N/A
2011-W 28,683 N/A N/A N/A
2012-W 19,715 N/A N/A N/A
2013-W 18,584* N/A N/A N/A
2014-W 20,557* N/A N/A N/A
2015-W 16,591* N/A N/A N/A
2016-W 13,135* N/A N/A N/A
* Denotes final U.S. Mint audited mintages have not been published
Last updated 23 April, 2016