With all of the turmoil in asset prices over the last few years, bullion has made a resurgence among investors globally. Looking to balance their investment portfolios, investors have purchased platinum, gold and silver bullion in droves recently. The two most collected bullion coins are currently the American Eagle Silver Coin and the American Eagle Gold Coin, each of which is currently minted in quantities that exceed the designated supply of the precious metal, thus forcing the Mint to forgo production of the proof versions. While the American Eagles are the most collected, the Mint also makes other very interesting bullion coins: The American Buffalo, the first 24-karat gold coin produced by the US Mint; the First Spouse, $10 Gold Bullion Coins; and the Amazing Ultra High Relief Gold Coin, which is an updated version of the Gold Double Eagle Coin briefly produced by the US Mint in 1907 (see our special report “ The Gold Double Eagle – From Humble Beginnings to Hands of a King “ to read about the intrigue surrounding this coin).
The last of the Bullion Coins is the American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin. This coin clearly has the highest value metal content, but collection is sparse compared to its Gold and Silver Eagle siblings.
American Eagle Silver Coin (1986-Present)
American Eagle Gold Coin (1986-Present);
American Buffalo Gold Coin (2008);
MMIX Ultra High Relief Gold Coin (2009);
First Spouse Gold Coins (2007-Present);
American Eagle Platinum Coins (1986 to Present);
Pure Bullion Coins, Bars and Ingots;
Worn Silver Coins