Here at U.S. Coins and Jewelry, we buy and sell the most popular and sought-after gold and silver coins and bars, in a large variety of both private and sovereign gold bullion and silver minted bullion items. We work directly with mints and distributors, and we inspect all new inventory carefully, ensuring that our products that customers receive are of the highest quality available. Our gold and silver bullion coins come directly from the mint, in brand new, sealed tubes, and the majority of our bar and round products are indicated as “brand new,” meaning they ship directly to us, sealed in plastic and fresh from the mint.
Gold Bullion refers to any item whose value is derived solely based on its weight in precious metals. U.S. Coins and Jewelry sells gold bullion in many different forms. We carry Gold Bullion ranging from coins—American Gold Eagles, Gold Maple Leafs, South African Krugerrands, and Mexican Pesos—to bars and rounds. We also regularly carry items not already listed, stop into our store for our full selection.
Gold bullion bars have been around for centuries and are physical investments you can hold in your hand and keep it in your possession at all times. Gold bullion offers the ultimate security and personal control as an investment. The Gold bars you receive are various brand names that could be perfect, scruffy, or somewhere in between. Gold bullion bars may or may not include an assay card. Gold bullion bars come in various sizes: 1 oz. and 10 g.
Silver Bullion refers to any item whose value is derived solely based on its weight in precious metals. U.S. Coins and Jewelry sells silver bullion, and some of the items we carry regularly include American Silver Eagles, 1 ounce Rounds, 10 ounce Bars, 100 ounce Bars, Silver Maple Leaf, and Chinese Pandas. We also regularly carry items not listed, stop into our store for our full selection.
Silver was first discovered in the United States in 1859 under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson, a mountain in the Virginia Range in Nevada. The large lode of silver was named the Comstock Lode and mined until the 1920s. Today, thousands of years after ancient cultures first discovered this precious metal, they mine over 880 million troy ounces of silver per year, and private mints throughout the world produce some of the most sought-after silver bars. Silver bullion bars come in various sizes: 1 oz., 5 oz., 10oz., 100 oz., and Kilos.
The Buffalo Silver Round is a generic silver round containing .999 of silver and produced at various private mints whose design originates from sculptor James Earle Fraser’s original 1913 Indian Head Nickel. The obverse of the Buffalo Silver Round features the right profile of a Native American with the word “Liberty” printed toward the top right of the round, and the reverse features the left profile of a majestic American Bison standing on top of a small mound of dirt. There are other highly sought-after Silver Rounds struck from private mints throughout the world. They come in a wide variety of designs based on the mint that generated the Round. Silver Rounds come in various sizes: 1 oz. and 1/2 oz.
Copper is newer when it comes to investing in bullion despite the discovery of copper in the Middle East around 9000 BC. While having a long history of being coinage, copper is one of the most useful metals in industry. The price you will pay for copper bullion is directly related to the current price of copper. Investing in copper is an excellent way to start investing in bullion if you are into bullion investing or looking to diversify your portfolio.
Copper bullion bars are often sold with 99.9% copper consistency, which adds to the purity of copper bullion when compared to copper wiring. Unlike other bars, copper bars come in different shapes, such as a copper cube. Different shapes tend to make copper bars much more interesting to have on display. Copper bars come in sizes ranging from 1 oz. all the way up to 10 lbs.
Often, collectors do not buy copper bullion rounds as an investment. Copper rounds tend to be popular among collectors since they feature artistic pictures, including U.S. presidents, Lady Liberty, political causes, historical scenes, Native American portraits, and other historical figures. They primarily produce copper bullion in a 1 oz size, which makes fabricating these smaller units more expensive in comparison to the value of the metal.
Platinum bullion is a highly desirable precious metal that is often overlooked by investors. Until the 1990s, platinum was in high demand until the prices sank and mints and refineries left the market. In the early 21st century, the rising platinum prices brought more producers back into the market place. This led to new coins and bars appearing for investors. They also revere platinum for its industrial properties as well as its beauty. Despite this, platinum is a super-dense precious metal that is rarer than gold.
The primary way to invest in platinum bullion is in bar form. The most popular platinum bar is the PAMP Suisse Fortuna Bar, which features the Roman goddess Fortuna who personified fortune and luck in the Roman religion. Other popular platinum bullion bars come from the following mints: Credit Suisse, the Baird & Co. Mint, and Engelhard. Most bars will be either singles or flex bar segments. Platinum bullion bars range in size from the smallest being 1 g to the largest being 10 oz. or occasionally 1 kg.
Palladium is part of the platinum-group metals that has a lot in common with platinum. Just like platinum, palladium is a lustrous, silver-white metal and shares the same troubled supply chain. Twenty years ago, palladium bullion was difficult for Americans to purchase, but now palladium coins and bars are widely traded. The top producers of palladium are South Africa and Russia.
Purchasing palladium in bar form is the safest, easiest, and most cost-effective way to purchase palladium. They stamp all palladium bars with a serial number, but smaller palladium bullion bars come sealed in an assay card. The assy card features relevant information such as the matching serial number and weight measurement. For the production of the customer, the assy offices test the purity of palladium bullion. Palladium bars come in various sizes: 1 oz., 10 oz., and 1 g.
Why Buy Gold or Silver Bullion?
Owning, trading, and bartering with gold and silver dates all the way back to early Egyptian civilizations. Throughout history, gold and silver have been a measure of wealth. Today, bullion is the physical form in which these precious metals are traded. In fact, many individuals consider bullion as a ‘safe haven’ for the future. The world economy is anything but stable.
Gold and silver have always returned as money over its 2,000-year history. So, investing in gold or silver bullion is a great way to diversify your investment and/or retirement portfolio with a sensible investment. Stocks may crash, but gold lives on; history proves it.
How Much Does it Cost?
Precious metals investing is not complicated. It allows you to invest as little or as much you want. You can set aside just a few hundred each month to invest in gold bullion, bars, or coins. You can set aside the same, more, or less to invest in silver. You can treat these investments as small and affordable monthly expenses, just as you would approach your mortgage or any loan repayment.
With an unpredictable economy, your assets can get devalued randomly and significantly. When you need to secure your financial future, you should invest in gold or silver bullion to protect your financial health.
What is the Best Bullion to Buy?
There are three types of bullion you can buy. The difference between the buy and sell price is small, making both coins and bars easy to trade. Each size is guaranteed as to weight and purity by recognized private mints, and all are bullion products that are popular with bullion investors.
- Bullion Bars are manufactured in bar form and their value is almost entirely based on the melt value alone. There are some rarer collectible exceptions to this. Bullion bars are almost exclusively struck by private mints.
- Bullion Coins are physical precious metals struck in the shape of coins by mints. They tend to have an enforceable legal tender amount with exceptions. Their overall value is almost entirely based on the melt value.
- Bullion Rounds are physical precious metals struck in a flat round shape by mints but have no legal tender value. Their overall value is almost entirely based on the melt value. Round are mostly made with silver but there are some rarer collectible exceptions.
Gold and Silver bullion coins and bars are popular because they have low premiums over their “melt” value. When deciding which type of bullion to buy, there is a lot to take into account, including the following:
- Getting the lowest price and premiums over the spot price
- Having legal tender law rights
- The stability of the price since currency fluctuates
- Having the lowest counterfeit potential
- The ease of storing your bullion
How to Sell Gold & Silver Bullion
At U.S. Coins and Jewelry, we are continuously buying silver in all forms from customers who want to sell. That is how we can offer such great prices to you. Because of our ability to buy direct and sell direct, we're able to offer great prices to both customers looking to buy and customers looking for a place to sell. U.S. Coins and Jewelry has full accreditation from the state, federal government, and distributors alike. If you need help, we offer professional staff who can answer any questions or help you through the bullion selling process. Our goal is for you to be completely satisfied.
Contact us at U.S. Coins and Jewelry if you are interested in buying or selling gold or silver bullion. We are Houston’s most trusted source located at 8435 Katy Freeway in Houston. All premiums on gold, silver, and other precious metals change daily, so please call us for a current price quote or to lock in a price!