Gold - Wise Investment Options
As one of the
world's leading precious metals refineries and fabricators, PAMP is
particularly well regarded for its pioneering spirit, as evidenced in
1977 by the introduction of a wide variety of decorative designs on
the reverse side of its ingots, also known as 'small bars.'*
first, the aim has been not only to extend the frontiers of bullion
bar concepts, but also to place new emphasis on the intrinsic beauty
- and therefore value - of precious metals overall. As a result, the
extensive collection of decorative motifs has opened up new doors for
ingots as a memorable gift, suitable for all occasions, in every market.
controls more than half of the world market for gold bullion bars
weighing less than 50-grams. The introduction of Fortuna-embellished
silver, platinum and palladium bars has also met with resounding
international success. Signed, Certified packaging guarantees the
qualities, weight and assayed precious metal content of every bar
leaving the refinery.
from mythological and astrological themes to religious icons, and
from historic monuments to botanical renderings.
famous of these designs is of course the exquisite Lady Fortuna,
which quickly became the calling card of PAMP. Hangers are available
for pendant wear, along with proprietary, multi-colored holograms, as
both a decorative and security feature.
Fortuna is the
first decorative motif to ever decorate precious metals bullion, an
emblem that has heralded PAMP's superior quality products and
services worldwide for nearly a quarter century. Indeed, only the
Roman goddess of fortune can so admirably convey the ideals and
prestige of the world's leading independent precious metals refinery.
buying gold has been recognized as one of the best ways to preserve
one's wealth and purchasing power. Gold
is a unique investment, one that has served mankind well for
thousands of years. From the times of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and
Romans to more modern times, man has been fascinated with the beauty
and magic of gold, and with its power to change men's lives. Gold
bullion is real, honest money...and, many say, the best form of money
the world has ever known. It is a store of value and a safe haven in
times of crisis. Gold is rare, durable and does not wear out in the
manner of lesser metals (or paper!) when passed from hand to hand. A
small amount, easily carried, can purchase a significant amount of
goods and services. It is universally accepted, and can be easily
bought and sold around the world. Today, the beauty of a gold bar
lies in its ability to diversify investments, protect wealth and
preserve one's purchasing power. Gold bullion bars are real, tangible
assets, and throughout history, have been an ideal store of value and
an excellent hedge against inflation, deflation and political
uncertainty. They are extremely liquid investments, easily stored and
transported, and can be a uniquely private way to preserve one's wealth.
The first gold
coins produced in America, the original $10 gold "Eagle"
coins, were originally minted by the United States Mint starting in
1795. More than two hundred years later, U.S. gold coinsperhaps
some of the greatest symbols of American liberty and freedom -- are
still produced with levels of quality and beauty that one would
expect of the United States Mint.
by the United States mint in 1986, the gold American Eagle is the
first modern bullion coin to be authorized by the United States
congress...and is backed by the US Mint for its weight, content and purity.
American eagle coin features striking imagery, symbolizing the
American spirit and character. The obverse of the coin, originally
designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens for the country's $20 gold piece
minted from 1907 to 1933, carries the image of a full length figure
of Lady Liberty holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch
in her left. In the background can be seen the images of the sun
rising and the United States Capitol dome. The obverse side of the
coin also bears the inscription "Liberty" and contains both
the date of issue and the individual mint mark of origin. The reverse
side of the coin bears the image of a male bald eagle carrying an
olive branch, flying towards his mate in a nest with their hatchlings.
gold coins are available coinsbullions.com website in four different
sizes and denominations. The one-ounce gold American Eagle has a
diameter of 32.7mm, a thickness of 2.87mm, a total weight of 1.0909
troy ounces (or 33.931 grams), contains one troy ounce of pure gold,
and has a face value of $50. One-ounce gold American Eagles are sold
in units of 10 one-ounce coins.
gold coin has a diameter of 27mm, a thickness of 2.24mm, a total
weight of .5454 troy ounces (or 16.966 grams), contains a half- ounce
of pure gold, and has a face value of $25. The quarter-ounce gold
coin has a diameter of 22mm, a thickness of 1.83mm, a total weight of
.2727 troy ounces (or 8.483 grams), contains a quarter-ounce of pure
gold, and has a face value of $10. The tenth-ounce gold coin has a
diameter of 16.5mm, a thickness of 1.19mm, a total weight of 0.1091
troy ounces (3.393 grams), contains a tenth-ounce of pure gold and
has a face value of $5. American eagle gold coins provide investors
with the means to diversify, balance and stabilize a well-rounded
investment portfolio, all with the safety and backing of the United
States government and the U.S. Dollar.
Leaf gold coins are known and respected throughout the world because
of the impeccable standards of quality mandated by the Royal Canadian
Mint. The Royal Canadian Mint's insistence upon flawless coins, the
pure gold blanks from which gold coins are struck, has led to an
enviable reputation among demanding investors and collectors. Its
impeccable quality, pleasing design, and fine gold purity (at
ninety-nine point nine-nine percent pure gold, or
"four-nines" fine) has made the Canadian Maple leaf one of
the preferred gold coins of investors around the world. In fact, the
one troy ounce gold Canadian Maple Leaf has been in continuous
production longer than any other pure gold bullion coin.
Maple Leaf coin features the image of Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth
the second, along with the denomination and date of issue, on the
obverse side...and an image of Canada's national symbol, the maple
leaf (from which the coin derives its name), on the reverse side,
along with the name of the country and the level of purity of the
gold, listed in both English and French.
one troy ounce coin, which measures 30mm in diameter with a thickness
of 2.87mm, makes the coin approximately the same size as an extra
thick United States half-dollar. The coin carries a face value of 50
Canadian Dollars. One ounce Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins are
offered by coinsbullions.com in units of 10 one-ounce coins, and are
available and the coins make a wonderful addition to any investment portfolio.
coin has a diameter of 25mm, and is 2.23mm thick, which gives this
coin similar dimension to a double-stacked United States quarter, and
carries a face value of 20 Canadian Dollars. The quarter-troy-ounce
Canadian Maple Leaf coin has a diameter of 20mm, with a thickness of
1.78mm, and a face value of 10 Canadian Dollars. The tenth-ounce gold
Maple Leaf has a diameter of 16mm and a thickness of 1.13mm, making
it comparable in size to a United States dime, and carries a face
value of 5 Canadian Dollars.