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Gold coins by country of issue

Gold coins have been minted by countries all over the world for many years. The United States, Canada, China and South Africa are just a few examples of nations that produce gold coins in large quantities for the precious metal trade. Many of these coins are minted annually and some are known for featuring a new and unique design every year. To buy gold coins by country is therefore very popular with collectors.

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buying gold coins countryGold coins minted in 1 troy ounce

Many of the coins you will find in this category are minted in the weight of 1 troy ounce (Oz), this is the standard unit of weight for precious metal is equals to 31.1 grams of gold. Buying gold coins from different countries around the world gives a wide choice of investment-grade gold in this easy to trade weight. This unit weight in used by the financial markets around the world. When reading the gold price in graphs, you will see that it is noted in both troy ounce and per kilo.

Gold coins from all over the world

In our webshop you can search to buy gold coin from a country of your choice. The coins are clearly displayed per category from A to Z and you can view all available products issued per country. Good to know: in some cases the country of issue differs from the country of production. An example of this can be found in a number of coins produced by the New Zealand Mint which are issued on behalf of the island state of Niue. The Perth Mint also produces some of its coins on behalf of Tuvalu, a Pacific island state with strong economic ties to Australia.

Overview of gold coins per continent

Below is an overview of the most popular regions currently known for producing gold coins for the global precious metal trade. Click on the country name to view all available coins.

EUROPE - Andorra, Austria, United Kingdom
NORTH AMERICA - Canada, Mexico, United States
AFRICA - Somalia, South Africa
OCEANIA - Australia, Pacific Ocean Islands

The world’s most popular gold coins

As you can see, there is a lot of choice when it comes gold coins. Nevertheless, there are a number of coins that buyers around the world will instantly recognize. These are coins that are considered easy to trade and have been some of the best-selling gold coins for years.

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For example, many of these coins are offered to you with an attractively low premium. From Europe these include the Austrian Vienna Philharmonic and options to buy gold Britannia coins from the United Kingdom. Its North American counterparts are the Canadian Maple Leaf, American Eagle, and the American Buffalo. From China, the highly collectible Chinese Panda has been doing well for years. And from South Africa we of course know the Krugerrand, which has been minted as a gold investment coin since 1967.

How pure are gold coins?

Most gold coins are minted in 24-karat gold. This is the highest gold content and equates to a purity of 99.9% or even 99.99% gold. In some cases, you can also opt for investment coins that are minted in a 22-karat purity. The Krugerrand is perhaps the best-known example of this. On every official gold coin you will see its purity listed as 999 or 999.9 or even 999.99.

Face value vs. intrinsic value

Are you wondering about the value of your gold coins? Almost all gold coins represent a nominal value in the currency of the country of issue. However, you will soon discover that this nominal value is often far under the current gold price. Consider, for example, the gold 1 troy ounce Maple Leaf. This coin is minted with a face value of CA $ 50 at a time when the gold price is easily over thirty times higher. For this reason, you would never consider using your gold coins as legal tender in the country of issue, but as a medium of exchange around the world. Therefore, when you selling your gold coins in the future, you will not exchange it for its nominal value, instead you will receive an amount in that is based on the value of the current gold price.

These are the different weights of gold coins

Besides the popular 1 troy ounce (Oz) coins, gold coins are also minted in smaller weights and heavier coins. This creates a wide choice of gold coins that  are suitable for gold buyers who are looking for an alternative to gold bars. The following overview shows how many grams of gold each standard gold coin weight contains:

1/25 Oz gold coin – 1.24 grams of gold
1/20 Oz gold coin – 1.55 grams of gold
1/10 Oz gold coin – 3.11 grams of gold
1/4 Oz gold coin – 7.77 grams of gold
1/2 Oz gold coin – 15.55 grams of gold
1 Oz gold coin – 31.1 grams of gold
2 Oz gold coin – 62.2 grams of gold

Buy gold coins or gold bars?

Of course, you may still have some doubts about whether buying a gold coin is the best option for you. For those who are not yet familiar with the world of precious metals, this can be a little daunting. To help you on your way, we’ve covered the ins and outs of this topic in the follwing article: Gold coins or gold bars – what to buy?

Select gold coins per country

We offer you a wide range of gold coins, sorted by country of origin. These coins are minted as investment coins or as collectable items, so there is plenty of choice and a gold coin to suit every budget. Discover the different coins and series from all over the world. You can view all the gold coins from our assortment on our website and choose the product that completely fits your needs, or visit our store in person.

For more information about buying gold coins and our services, take a look at our FAQ.