Best Price for Gold's Top 4 Gold Coins

“Are you a buyer of gold and silver coins as well as a UK scrap gold buyer” I am often asked by customers. “Yes I say, along with gold and silver watches etc.” and we do sell gold to the trade too! Anyway In all truth I was wondering what the topic for this week’s gold blog could be? As an avid Spurs fan getting into the top 4 and qualifying for the champions league is a key target for our season.... then suddenly I thought, how about a top 4 gold coin list that I have recollection of buying reasonably often (not as often as I would like!) and here they are;


1.     The British Gold Sovereign

Coming in at number 1 is the British Sovereign is probably the principle gold coin of the United Kingdom, with a token value of one British pound but generally used as a bullion coin, in other words for investors and gold traders to deal with.

Named after the English gold sovereign, last minted in 1604, the name was subsequently brought back in 1817 when minting began again. The gold content is generally seen as 22 carat or .916 fineness. Sovereigns were minted in the UK from 1817 to 1917, then again in 1925, and every year from 1957 onwards. Commonwealth countries, such as Australia, India, Canada, and South Africa have all occasionally minted the gold sovereign coin too.


2.    The Canadian Gold Maple leaf coin

At number 2 we have the official bullion coin of Canada, The Canadian Maple leaf coin first minted in 1979 and is minted by the Royal Canadian Mint funnily enough! It is one of the purest gold regular-issue coins produced with a gold content of .999 fineness (24 carats), and should be kept in its box as without bonding alloys the coin is almost pure gold and could literally weather away easily!


3.    South African Gold Krugerrand


At number 3, the Krugerrand is a South African gold coin, first minted in 1967 to help promote South African gold. The fineness or gold content is 22 carat or .916. By 1980 the Krugerrand was worth around 90% of the global gold coin market. The name itself is a mixture of "Kruger" (the man depicted on the obverse) and "rand", the South African unit of currency. During the 1970s and 1980s some countries boycotted the Krugerrand because of its association with the apartheid government of South Africa. The Krugerrand today is a popular coin among collectors and investors alike.


4.    USA Double Eagle head coin