Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Point to Ponder
Michael told me you should keep two things in mind when you buy gold coins. First, you want a good deal. He says you should buy the coins with the lowest premium to the international gold spot price you can find. Right now, there's an orderly market in gold coins and you shouldn't pay more than a 5% premium to spot. As I write, gold is at around $1,060. So you shouldn't pay more than $1,113 an ounce for your coins.
Secondly, you should buy coins with the highest worldwide acceptability, so you'll have no problem selling them anywhere in the world. For example, Michael says Asians prefer 24-karat gold coins, but the American Eagle and the Krugerrand are only 22-karat gold. They aren't so popular in Asia. He also says the South African Krugerrand, the British Sovereign, the Mexican Peso, and the Austrian Corona gold coins are "passé" and not as popular worldwide anymore. You won't get such a good deal when you sell these.
Posted by Sax-Gold Ent at 08:06