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A Comprehensive Resource For Precious Metals

Use our Learning Center to research coins descriptions and facts. Today’s precious metals collectors face an ever growing range of choices when accumulating a precious metals portfolio. Gainesville Coins’ Learning Center was designed to simplify the task of researching among the wide-array of precious metal bars and coins available.

Coin enthusiasts considering purchasing precious metal are encouraged to utilize the Learning Center. Making the right bullion choice is important, and the Learning Center can be a powerful tool empowering the individual precious metal collector. Each coin or category provides users with a relevant description, mintage, purity, weight, legal tender, obverse design, reverse design, and more.

The Gainesville Coins Learning Center is an ongoing work in progress. Check back to see new additions and expansions as they happen.

Swiss Gold Referendum Infographic

Why is the "Save Our Swiss Gold" national referendum a big deal for the global gold market? This measure, if it passes, calls for the repatriation of all Swiss gold reserves, now held in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Glossary

Bullion
A highly pure form of gold, silver, or platinum that is used as a commodity or investment product
Coin
A monetary unit that is issued by a governing authority for the settlement of debts or the transfer of value
Melt
The value of the metal content of a precious metal object, regardless of workmanship or rarity. The raw value of an object if it were melted down. Metal value is usually only calculated on the precious metal content of an item. For example, the melt value of a sterling silver coin only takes into account the 92.5% silver content of the coin, and ignores the 7.5% copper content.

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Exclusive Articles

Search our library of precious metals articles for the topic you're curious about or simply browse through until you find something that catches your eye. Arm yourself with knowledge--and be entertained along the way!

Beach Hunting With a Metal Detector

Using a metal detector at the beach. Treasure hunting in dry sand or wet sand. How to hunt under the water with a metal detector

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Beginning Tips for Metal Detecting

How to use a metal detector. How to hunt for treasure with a metal detector. Beginner tips for metal detecting and treasure hunting

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Five Outrageous Ransoms Paid in Gold and Silver

From Julius Ceasar to Emperor Atahualpa, some of the most famous royal ransoms in history were paid with mountains of gold and silver.

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Beginner's Guide

Coin Collecting Guide

Use our First Time Buying Guide to research the basics of coin collecting, the actual coins themselves and unique facts. Today’s precious metals investors face an ever growing range of choices when accumulating a precious metals portfolio. Gainesville Coins’ Learning Center was designed to simplify the task of researching among the wide-array of precious metal bars and coins available.

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Product Spotlights

In addition to offering rare coins and high quality bullion, Gainesville Coins is equally dedicated to providing current and potential clients with prescient information about our products in order to help them make the ideal choice that fits their specific purposes. Are you interested in silver or in gold? Would you prefer to keep your bullion in bars or in rounds? Bringing clarity to these topics, among many others, is important to us. The Spotlight Pages below can guide you in deciding what direction suits your individual needs.

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