U.S. Money Reserve is one of the largest distributors of government-issued coins in the country. The company’s expertise and commitment to service help it deliver the most exceptional and sought-after gold coins on the market. The Account Executive team can help you determine the best pieces to complete your portfolio and provide you with access to some of the best coins available in the U.S. and around the world.
More than two million of the highest-quality gold coins have been shipped from the company’s facility to customers, allowing them to add sought-after coins to their portfolios. Not only is U.S. Money Reserve one of the largest distributors of U.S. government–issued coins, but the company also offers some of the most popular international gold coins, such as the Gold Maple Leaf coin, the Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin, and the South African Krugerrand.
Gold Maple Leaf Coin
One of the most popular gold bullion coins found in North America today is the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin. Released by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1979, the coin recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The coin is unique, as it was created at a time when most coins were produced with a 99.9-percent gold content. But the Royal Canadian Mint did not stop at 99.9 percent. Four years after the coin’s introduction, the Mint raised the gold content of the Maple Leaf to 99.99-percent pure gold, and in 2007, the coin was crafted using 99.999-percent gold. It is a highly sought-after coin in the United States and still remains one of the coins with the highest quality and purity.
The original coin shows a $50 price, along with an iconic Canadian maple leaf design that was expertly crafted by Walter Ott. The front of the coin is adorned with the face of Queen Elizabeth II and is particularly unique as the first coin to show her without her crown. While the coin is crafted to be beautiful, it is also crafted for protection. The coin bears security marks emblazoned with laser technology on a small area on the reverse side, which are only visible when magnified.
The Royal Canadian Mint marked the 40th anniversary by releasing a special edition, which it calls the “world’s best gold bullion coin.”
Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coin
Named for the Vienna Philharmonic, which provides inspiration for the design of both sides of the coin, the Austrian Gold Philharmonic coin is one of the most popular gold coins in the world. Originally introduced in 1989 at a price of 2,000 Austrian shillings, it has become one of the world’s best-selling coins. The coin saw a change in 2002 as the euro was adopted, and the one-ounce coin became priced at 100 euros. The Philharmonic coin is known for its purity levels and is 99.99-percent pure (24-carat) gold.
The front of the piece is adorned with an engraving of the pipe organ that is housed in the Musikverein’s Golden Hall in Vienna. The back of the coin features the instruments that the Vienna Philharmonic is known for, including a harp, violins, a cello, a bassoon, and a Vienna horn. The design was expertly crafted by the head engraver at the Austrian Mint, Thomas Pesendorfer.
One of the unique features of the coin is that it is the only European bullion coin priced in euros. The coin is popular across the globe: It accounts for 35 to 40 percent of bullion coin sales in Austria, North America, and Japan. The coin celebrated its 15-year anniversary with a bang in 2004 when 15 pieces, known as “big Phils,” were produced, which were one-of-a-kind 1,000-ounce versions.
South African Krugerrand
Another highly sought-after coin is the South African Krugerrand, which made its debut when interest in buying and holding gold coins began to become more popular in 1967. Since that time, new Krugerrands have been struck each year, with only minor alterations to the thickness and diameter. Originally struck to promote and popularize South African gold, the coin became the first gold coin tied to the spot price of gold.
The face of the coin features the first president of South Africa, Paul Kruger, in a portrait designed by die cutter Otto Schultz. The reverse side of the coin features the national animal of South Africa, the springbok. The design was sculpted by Coert Steynberg.
The Krugerrand is one of the most popular coins in the world, with more than 61 million in circulation. The coin is unique because it has no definite price, so its price is directly related to the price of gold, market appeal, and the U.S. to South African currency conversion rate. Following the collapse of apartheid in South Africa, demand for Krugerrands began to dip heavily but has recovered in recent years, increasing significantly. The coin remains one of the most sought after on the market, as it is the first true gold bullion coin, responsible for inspiring others such as the Canadian Maple Leaf, the American Eagle, and the Chinese Panda. If you are looking for gold bullion coins to help round out your portfolio and are interested in learning more about international options, U.S. Money Reserve can help you find the perfect option to diversify your portfolio.
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