Learning how to buy gold and other precious metals can feel like a journey for some. How much of ones savings should be in gold and silver? What types of gold to purchase (coins, bullion, bars, other)? These and other questions relating to the purchase of physical precious metals are all important.

But why even bother with physical gold when so many other investment opportunities exist? Because gold is the ultimate monetary insurance policy. No other asset offers the same level of security, privacy, and liquidity. The value of gold is determined by the free market and does not depend on governments, banks, or stock markets.

Countries around the world face unprecedented levels of sovereign debt, and this balance will come due. However, governments like the United States are obsessed with just one solution to their debt problems: currency debasement, also known as inflation. The US is on autopilot towards the permanent destruction of the dollar with its inflationary monetary policies. Buying gold is one of the best and easiest ways to protect yourself from that destruction and grow your wealth at the same time.Click here to learn the ABCs of buying gold.

Unlike other precious metal dealers, SchiffGold works with our customers on a one on one basis to make sure youre getting the service you deserve.

SchiffGold also offers some of the lowest pricing in the entire industry!

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The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is produced by the Canadian National Mint. Its beautiful design and its .9999 fine gold purity has made it among the most popular gold 1 oz. coins in the world.

Produced by the US National Mint, the American Gold Eagle, with its iconic design, is considered by many to be the most prominent and popular of all 1-ounce, gold, nationally-minted coins.

Gold American Eagle and Canadian Maple Leaf coins are also produced in sizes less than one full ounce. Many people buy gold fractionals since their value is significantly less than the 1 ounce coin, and could be useful in barter transactions.

Unlike other precious metal dealers, SchiffGold works with our customers on a one on one basis to make sure youre getting the service you deserve.

SchiffGold also offers some of the lowest pricing in the entire industry!

If youre ready to buy or simply have questions you can reach out to us via:

The .9999 fine gold 50-gram (1.6075 oz.) bars are about the size of a credit card, and can be easily broken into 1-gram bars without any loss of material.

Our 1-ounce Gold Bar is 99.99% pure and is widely accepted in global markets.

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one ounce of gold would buy you a nice suit of clothes 100 years ago. Today, an ounce of gold will still buy you a nice suit of clothes. Dollars, on the other hand We all know that a dollar cant buy the same things it did when we were kids, let alone a century ago.

So if youre socking away funds for retirement, why save in dollars?The US dollar is consistently losing purchasing power. Plus, in todays banking environmentit can actually cost money to keep your savings in a bank account. Gold is one of the best ways to ensure the 100 dollars you have today will hold its purchasing power decades into the future.

SchiffGold andPeter Schiffgenerally recommend keeping 10-15% of your savings portfolio in gold and silver. You dont have to be extravagantly wealthy to buy gold anyone who has started a nest egg can allocate a portion of it towards the yellow metal.

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If you buy gold for the right reason as a long-term savings vehicle then you want to buy the best-known bullion products for the lowest possible prices. Fortunately, the best-known products are usually the best-priced options. They are relatively common and their value is determined by their weight, not erstwhile values like rareness or collectibility.

There are thousands of gold products on the market, but the list of well-known bullion products from reputable mints and refineries is short. Generally, you want to buy gold coins or bars from one of the major national mints or larger private refineries. You will notice these are the only products we feature on the SchiffGold website. (Read more about our product policies here.)

Gold bars are often the least expensive form of bullion and are perfect for large purchases. Theyre often easier to store and ship. 1-ounce coins are probably one of the most common and instantly recognized forms of gold. Coins allow investors to buy batches of gold in smaller increments (though there are also 1-ounce bars). Coins can sometimes be more convenient to liquidate, since you can sell off your gold savings one ounce at a time, rather than finding a buyer for a large bar of gold.

When it comes to coins, each major national mint has a flagship coin that is known and trusted around the world:Canadian Maple LeafsAmerican EaglesAustrian PhilharmonicsAustralian Kangaroos, andSouth African Krugerrands. These mints also producebars in a wide range of sizes.

There are also several large private refineries in the United States that make top-notch, world-renowned products, such as theAmerican Gold Buffalo coin.

For first-time buyers, SchiffGold often recommends starting withGold Maple Leafs, produced by the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). This is consistently the lowest-priced, highest-quality gold bullion on the market. In fact, it is the most popular gold coin in the world everyone loves Maple Leafs and the RCM has a sterling reputation for quality.

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SchiffGolds Guide to Tax-Free Gold & Silver Buying will help you plan and understand the tax and reporting requirements for both buying and selling gold:

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Unlike other precious metal dealers, SchiffGold works with our customers on a one on one basis to make sure youre getting the service you deserve.

SchiffGold also offers some of the lowest pricing in the entire industry!

If youre ready to buy or simply have questions you can reach out to us via:

We recommend that serious investors buy gold and silver in only the form of bullion coins and bars. Within that category, buyers are wise to stick with industry standard, nationally-minted coins: American Eagles and Buffalos, Canadian Maple Leafs, Australian Kangaroos, and South African Krugerrands.

Many of our competitors push exotic or commemorative coins, which are sold to unsuspecting investors for 25-30% commissions over the price of the metal they contain. In general, these products are terrible investments and should not be considered if you are looking to protect your savings from inflation.

In gold, we recommend buying these types of products: 1-ounce and fractional gold coins, 1-ounce bars, 10-ounce bars, and 1-kilo bars.

In silver, we recommend buying these types of products: 1-ounce coins, 1-ounce and fractional rounds, 10-ounce bars, and 100-ounce bars. We also recommend junk silver US quarters, dimes, and half dollars that were minted prior to 1964 and are 90% silver by weight.

While we do not recommend or sell rare or collectible coins, we have access to any and all gold and silver products that might interest you. If you are looking for products not listed on our website, we can usually offer them at prices far below what our competitors would charge. Call us for more information: (888) 465-3160.

Our prices are among the lowest in the business. Owing to the size of our business, we are able to purchase at the steepest discounts and pass the savings along to our customers. We will work hard to earn your business.

In addition to excellent pricing, we provide diligent and attentive customer service. Our clients enjoy exclusive access to Peter Schiffs insights and recommendations. We custom-build an experience that is suited to your needs. This is what sets us apart from the competition.

We do business the old-fashioned way: providing individual service with a real person. We do not offer online purchases. Many online companies rely on deceptive pricing, hidden costs, or worse. Our prices are transparent and total. Call us at (888) 465-3160 to learn more about how we can help you to buy gold.

Honesty and fair dealing are the hallmarks of SchiffGold and Peter Schiff. We look forward to earning your business.

We have nothing against collecting numismatic coins for aesthetic or hobby reasons. However, if you want to buy gold, we argue that for two critical reasons numismatic coins are generally poor investments.

First is the mark-ups or commissions. It is not uncommon to see mark-ups of 20% to 35% on numismatic coins. That means that the price of gold has to appreciate by 35% before you break even on a sale.

Would you buy a stock if your broker charged you a commission of 35%? We have our roots in the securities industry, where commissions are far lower, which is part of why we do not sell numismatic coins.

In addition, selling little-known, unusual, or exotic coins may be difficult, or you may have to sell below the market value of the metal. Unless the dealer has an immediate need for the coin you purchased, he may be reluctant to repurchase it from you. In contrast, bullion coins are a fungible commodity for which there is always a ready, liquid, and transparent global market.

The precious metals field is completely unregulated. Dealers of dubious reputation are not uncommon, as are investing schemes that sound good but are often rigged to bilk unsuspecting buyers.

In times of economic uncertainty, shady operators take advantage of the urgent and emotional demand for precious metals by jumping into the marketplace. In such an environment it is incumbent on consumers to buy gold only from trustworthy companies.

Peter Schiff is Chairman and Principal Owner of SchiffGold. Over the years, Peter has developed a sterling reputation as a no-nonsense straight shooter who zealously guards his public image.

Time and again, Peter has shown his in[yasr_overall_rating]tegrity by telling the truth, often at the expense of popularity and potential business. His specific goal with SchiffGold is to bring honesty, integrity, and fair pricing to the business.

Liquidity is an important factor when you buy gold and silver. There will come a time when you want to sell your metals. Since we only work with recognizable, highly liquid bullion products, you can sleep easy knowing that the metals you purchased can be easily sold.

Liquidity presupposes a fast and efficient market, which may not exist for so many of the numismatic and exotic coins that are offered by our competitors. Often, the only buyer for your collectible coins may be the dealer from whom you bought them. This is not an ideal situation.

SchiffGold stands ready to help you buy gold or sell your precious metals. We stand behind everything we sell and are happy to buy back any gold or silver product that youve purchased whether you bought it from us or not.

My wife and I have purchased metals from a number of companies and were never comfortable with the way they pushed numismatic coins. After we placed an order for Double Eagles with SchiffGold, you called back and explained how we could get a better price for Maple Leafs. When I shared the list of nu

I was impressed by SchiffGold, because you did what you said you were going to do. I have bought silver from two other major sellers of metals and was disappointed both times, one for the quality of the product and the other for taking months to deliver. I will definitely buy from SchiffGold again.

My order came safe and sound, and I have been telling others that SchiffGold is the best way to buy physical gold. The company we bought from before we changed to SchiffGold asked for social security numbers and sold our name to many aggressive coin sellers who hound us all the time. SchiffGold is s

I was very pleased with my recent purchase. I appreciate the smooth process and very quick shipping with tracking numbers. My next purchase will be one or two bags of junk silver coins. I already have 1/2-ounce rounds, so now I want a smaller denomination.

The metals arrived sooner than I expected. The delivery process was great. I will be contacting you soon for another order, and I will gladly pass your name to anyone I know is interested in investing in precious metals.

SchiffGold is not one of the name brand gold sellers one hears about constantly on TV. But I follow Peters commentary on the market and his thoughts on gold, and felt I would give his company a try. Im glad I did, as I received my gold very quickly. This type of customer service is just great, a

I am very happy with my recent shipment. I felt that SchiffGold got me the best deal that I could geta true ally in this investment! I will be using you guys in the future.

One of the biggest concerns I had when purchasing precious metals for the first time was sending funds overseas to a company that was new to me. However, I was put at ease by the fact that my friend had taken large deliveries from SchiffGold without a hitch. I was guided through the entire process,

Every senior broker at SchiffGold is a libertarian who is a student of Austrian Economics and not your average salesman. Everybody is extremely knowledgable about the markets, the current state in Washington, and of course precious metals. I ordered 110 silver maples and the payment process could no

I received the latest shipment earlier today. All looks great! Delivery is extremely quick. If I know of someone who is interested in physical metals I will definitely pass them onto you. I was very leery about a service like this (phone, email, wiring money, etc.), but I took a chance and everythin

The service at SchiffGold is honest, reliable, secure, and courteous. Their pricing is consistently competitive, and the product has always been delivered as promised.

As a small business man, I really appreciate the professional and courteous service the staff at SchiffGold has provided. I look forward to doing more business with you folks.

Ive followed Peter Schiffs writings for some time now, and did purchase some silver rounds during 2014. I was very satisfied with the prompt, accurate processing, the safe, no-fuss delivery and the high-quality packaging of my order. I would certainly do business again with Euro-pacific metals.

I shop with SchiffGold, because the brokers are honest and I get the best price on physical metals. Their high degree of integrity keeps me coming back.

I am thoroughly satisfied with all the services provided by SchiffGold. The brokers never tried to pressure me into purchasing something I didnt set out to purchase under my own volition, and I received my gold and silver in a timely manner. I am completely content in maintaining my relationship

As a Euro Pacific Capital client, I value the diligence in investment research the firm deploys on behalf of its clients in this challenging global economic climate. My experience with SchiffGold over the past five years has consistently reinforced that they place a high value on customer service. T

Ive made several precious metal purchases from SchiffGold and have been satisfied each time. The service is honest, reliable, secure, and courteous. Their pricing is consistently competitive, and the product has always been delivered as promised.

It has been our pleasure to work with SchiffGold over the past several years. They have been especially helpful and proactive about keeping us apprised of news and moves in the metals markets. SchiffGold has been a first-class operation since our relationship began, and we always look forward an

I was very pleased with my experience at SchiffGold. As a first-time gold buyer, I thought my broker was a no-nonsense, down-to-earth, regular guy who wasnt a pushy salesman. I felt he was honestly interested in my financial well-being and I appreciated that. I would highly recommend Schiff

Just got my silver eagles. Thanks! When buying precious metals you cant be too careful, thats why Im sticking with a Peter Schiff company. I get no bull bullion at the right price.

Since I have found SchiffGold, I rely on no one else as a source for gold. Their philosophy of precious metal investment correspond with mine. Whenever I contact them they always have what I want or are able to suggest purchases which fit exactly with my needs, rather than suggesting purchases that

Dickson deserves a big kudos for all of his help on this purchase. I was not the easiest guy to deal with, and he was incredibly patient and helpful. Without him, this would not have happened and I am grateful that he is on your team!

I truly appreciate the time you took with me on the phone to answer the myriad of questions I had, and your guidance in educating me about the various metals and products your company offers. I found the excellent customer service, the quality of the products, and the competitive pricing to all be d

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