How to Buy Gold, Silver & Platinum Coins from the Government

How to Buy Gold, Silver & Platinum Coins from the Government

United States Mint

The Coinage Act, passed on April 2, 1972, created the national Mint and authorized construction of its building in Philadelphia, the nation's capitol. In March of 1793, the Mint issued the first coins in circulation - 11,178 copper cents. Not long after the Mint issued gold and silver coins.  The United States Mint remains the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal coinage.

The Bullion Coin Act of 1985, signed by President Ronald Reagan, authorized the minting of gold bullion coins from newly mined domestic sources. One such coin is the American Gold Eagle, considered one of the world's leading gold bullion coins. They are considered legal tender.

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United States Mint Government Guarantee

One of the primary reasons for investing in government coins is the security they offer. The United States guarantees the purity, weight and content of each American Eagle. Their government backing means American Eagle Bullion Coins are accepted in major markets the world over. American Eagles contain their stated amount of gold mixed with minute amounts of alloy to protect from marring. Eagles are minted to the 22-karat standard established centuries ago.

American Eagles

There are several reasons why the American Gold Eagle coin is a popular coin for investors. Not only is investing in gold is always a smart move, but coins are small, easy to conceal and highly portable. In the United States, 80 percent of gold bullion in circulation is in the form of the American Gold Eagle. Worldwide, it is the most traded coin. American Gold Eagles are an excellent way to diversify the types of metal in your portfolio. The coins have historically provided a hedge against inflation.

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United States Mint Catalog

The U.S. Mint Catalog lists the American Eagle 2014 One-Ounce Silver Proof coin as one of its best selling products. Minted at West Point, it is made from one ounce of .999 fine silver. Another top seller is the American Eagle 2014 One-Ounce Silver Uncirculated coin minted at West Point as well. On October 20, the Mint released the American Eagle 2014 One-Ounce Platinum Proof - the sixth and final coin of the series - minted at West Point.

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Recognized US Coin Dealers

International Precious Metal has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is one of the nation's largest and most recognized online coins dealers of U.S. Mint Eagle and Buffalo coins as well as a leader in rare historic U.S. Gold and Silver. IPM is one of only two dozen companies recognized as a National Dealer in official United States Mint literature.

Along with the BBB, IPM has industry affiliations with the American Numismatic Association (ANA), Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Buying gold, silver, and platinum online has never been easier - check out our US Mint coins for sale for great prices on in-demand and hard to find coins.

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American Eagle 2014 One-Ounce Silver Uncirculated 

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