Beginner's Guide

Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

Not everyone is a seasoned coin collector or expert precious metals investor--and there's no shame in that! But, if you're interested in these topics, this Guide covers all the basics to get you started. We guide you through the ins and outs of precious metals such as gold and silver, as well as platinum and palladium. You will also find important info about what defines a coin, and how to buy, sell, and collect precious metal products. All the information you need to pursue a coin collecting hobby or purchase physical gold and silver bullion is neatly organized in one place with our Beginner's Guide.

precious metals ira

Precious Metals IRA

Here we explain what a Precious Metals IRA is, how it works, and what precious metals products can be placed within such an account.

anatomy of a coin

Anatomy Of A Coin

Anatomy Of A Coin: This guide serves as a reference for the vocabulary and attributes of a coin. After reading this, you'll be speaking like a bona fide numismatist!

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What Forms Are Available For Purchase?

Precious metal products come in a variety of different physical forms, including bullion bars, precious metal coins, and rounds (or medals).

what metals are precious

What Metals Are Precious?

What metals are precious? Find out which elements are classified as precious metals and learn about why they have long been considered valuable.

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Beginner’s Guide to Precious Metals

This precious metals buying guide for beginners introduces the basics of physical bullion to help novice collectors or investors get started.

collecting precious metals

Collecting Precious Metals

This section helps collectors understand the differences between numismatic coins, semi-numismatic coins, and exonumia (items like medals and tokens).

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Selling Precious Metals

Here you can learn the basics of selling precious metals, including how to find reputable dealers that will pay a fair price for your gold and silver.

buying precious metals

Buying Precious Metals

Thinking about buying precious metals? Use this guide to help figure out which precious metals products best fit your budget and financial needs.

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Investing in Precious Metals

Investing in precious metals has become increasingly popular as a form of wealth preservation. Many different approaches are used by investors.

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Why Buy Precious Metals?

Why buy precious metals? Many investors purchase bullion as a way to protect their wealth and diversify their portfolio, or as collectibles.