Gold Coins:

gold Buffalo Coin American Buffalo – Gold, minted by the U.S. Mint.  This Bullion Coin is the first .9999 fine (24-karat) gold coins made by the U.S. Mint.  Introduced in 2006, the obverse and reverse of this coin comes from the iconic “Indian Head Buffalo Nickel” introduced in 1913 from American sculptor James Earle Fraser.   They are struck $50 and in 2008 did have a $25, $10 and $5 printing.  Weight is listed as 31.108 grams with a composition of 1.0000 Troy Ounce of Gold. This coin has a Diameter of 32.7mm with a reeded edge.  Even though it does not carry a mint mark it is minted at West Point.

Gold Eadle coinAmerican EagleGold, minted by the U.S. Mint.  This Bullion Coin comes in four denominations that contain 1oz., ½ oz., ¼ oz. and 1/10 oz. of Gold.  Introduced in 1986, the obverse (front) has a modified of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens design used on the U.S. twenty dollar gold piece used from 1907 to 1933.  The reverse displays a family of eagles designed by Miley Busiek.  They are struck $50, $25, $10 and $5 respectively.  Weight is listed as 33.931 grams; with a Composition of .9167 Gold, .03 Silver and .0533 Copper.   This coin has a Diameter of 32.7 mm with a reeded edge.  Minted in Philadelphia and West Point.

Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin Australian KangarooGold, minted by the Perth Mint.   This Bullion Coin was issued as a .9999 fine (24 karat) gold. First issued in 1987; the obverse has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the reverse has a Kangaroo Design which changes every year.  They are struck 1oz., ½ oz. 1/4oz., 1/10oz. and 1/20oz. The weight is listed as 31.103 grams with a diameter of 32.1mm.  It has a much lower mintage than other bullion coins.  It also comes in the Kilo size (32.15)

Austrian Gold PhilharmonicsAustrian PhilharmonicGold, minted by the Austrian Mint.  This Bullion Coin is a .9999 fine (24 karat) gold.  Introduced in 1989, it was initially denominated in Austrian Shillings, but as of 2002 it has been denominated in Euros (100 Euros).   The Philharmonic also is available in the 1/2oz.,  ¼ oz. and 1/10 oz. denomination as well. The obverse side of the coin features the name of the orchestra in German, and a montage of instruments.  The reverse image is of the “Great Organ” found within the concert hall where the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs.  The weight is listed as 31.103 grams: with a composition of 1.0000 Troy Ounce of Gold.  This coin has a Diameter of 37mm (largest of the Gold Bullion Coins) with a modified reeded edge.

British SovereignGold coin Briitish SovereignGold, minted by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom.  Introduced in 1489 and minted until 1604.  It was re-introduced in 1817.  The coin was used as currency until World War I when Great Britain abandoned the Gold Standard.   The Obverse currently has the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.  In past years, portraits of King Edward VII, King George V and Queen Victoria have also appeared on the coin.  The reverse has a design by engraver Benedetto Pistrucci of St. George killing a dragon.   The image represents good defeating evil and has been the only constant since 1817.  This Bullion Coin has 0.2354 Troy Ounces of gold and weighs 7.988 grams.  It has a diameter of 22.05mm.

Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin Canadian Maple LeafGold, minted by the Royal Canadian Mint.  This Bullion Coin was the first .9999 fine (24 karat) gold.  It was introduced in 1979; the obverse has a Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, with the Maple Leaf on the reverse.   It carries a denomination of $50, $20, $10, $5 and $2.5 Canadian Dollar value.   They are struck 1oz., ½ oz. 1/4oz., 1/10oz. and 1/20oz. respectively.   The weight is listed as 31.108 grams with a composition of 1.0000 Troy Ounce of Gold.  The coin measures 30mm with a reeded edge.

Chinese Panda Gold CoinChinese PandaGold, minted by the People’s Republic of China.  This Bullion Coin was introduced in 1982 and is .9999 fine gold.  It is struck in a 1oz, ½oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz.  The obverse displays the Temple of Heaven and the reverse displays a yearly changing Panda Design. (2001 and 2002 are the only exception with the same design.) The weight is listed as 31.102 grams with a diameter of 32.0mm and has a reeded edge.

Mexicon Gold Coin - 50 PesoMexican PesoGold, minted by the Mexico City Mint.  This Bullion Coin was introduced in 1921, and considered the purest gold coin of its time.  It was minted 1921-1931, 1944-1947 and in 1949 until 1972. The 50 Peso weighs in at 1.34 Troy Ounces or 41.67 grams, it has a diameter of 37.08mm.  It was also stuck in the 20 Peso (.4283 troy ounces), 10 Peso (.2411 troy ounces), 5 Peso (.1205 troy ounces), 2.5 Peso (.0602 troy ounces) and the 2 Peso (.0482 troy ounce).  The obverse of the coin has the image of Nike, the Roman God of Victory.  The reverse has the eagle holding a serpent in its beak.  The smaller denominations carry the portrait of Don Miguel Hidalgo, a priest who helped free Mexico from Spain.

South African Krugerrand Gold CoinSouth African Krugerrand Gold, minted in South Africa.  This Bullion Coin was the first gold coin to be minted with 1 full Troy Ounce of Gold.   Originally minted in 1967, the obverse has the profiled bust of President Paul Kruger and the countries name in both English and Afrikaans.  The reverse side features an antelope and the word Krugerrand.  The word is derived from the president’s name and the monetary unit of South Africa, the “Rand.”  This coin has no denomination; value is based totally on the current gold market price.  The weight of the coin is listed at 33.930 grams, 1 Troy Ounce of Gold and 2.826 grams of Copper.  This coin has a Diameter of 32.6mm with a reeded edge.