Gold bullion bars and rounds are the first step towards owning this rare metal. A collector needs to select from the many gold bullion bars which are manufactured in various sizes and designs. Bars can be easily found at any financial institution. Prices of bullion bars vary according to their weight, size, and purity. The more pure the gold, the more valuable they become.
The rarest and most valuable gold bullion bars are produced in the form of bullion coins. These rare coins cannot be bought from banks or money centers as these sources require the buyer to place a higher premium than the actual gold content. Usually, gold bullion bars which are over one hundred years old are considered the most valuable. Some of the bars, which were manufactured in the 19th century can still fetch very high prices.
Scrap Gold Bullion is also an option for the accumulation of precious metal. Scrap gold consists of unwanted pieces of jewelry that consumers cannot use in their everyday lives. This includes wedding rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and other similar pieces of jewelry. Gold buyers come across attractive pieces of scrap gold at thrift stores and swap offices. It is very important to ensure that you buy scrap gold from a reputable dealer.
Gold bullion bars are graded into smaller denomination such as the one gram, one pound, one kilo, one ounce, two grams, two pounds, five grams, ten grams, and so on. There are also smaller units like the one centigram, one gram, one oz, one pound, one kilo, two grams, two ounces, and so on. Rare gold bullion coins are graded between the one thousand highest and the one million lowest. Rare gold coins with higher weights may not be purchased by any common person because they are more expensive.
There are also rare gold bullion coins, which are only available during certain seasons of the year. For instance, there are three thousand Omen gold bullion coins, which are only released in the month of January, and can only be bought from specific online shops. Similarly, only certain months of the year have certain animals in them. For instance, March usually features the appearance of wild animals such as foxes, hares, owls, eagles, and vultures, while August is when you can find plovers, carp, shad, sturgeon, and trout.
The rarest and most valuable of all gold bullion coins are the coins minted in the year ofeds and yerbers. For instance, the San Juan copper coin, which was minted in both the years of 18AGE and nineteenth century, has a rare copper finish that is very shiny. The most common metal for the design was silver, but in the year ofeds and later the gold used in the making of coins was becoming more scarce, hence the use of platinum in its place. This made the coin worth more. This type of gold bullion coins is most sought after by collectors.
One of the most sought after types of gold bullion coins are those that carry a certificate of authenticity. One example would be the Peace Morgan silver dollar. It is a rare coin that bears the portrait of the great American president. Other coins of this type carry a seal of the US mint with a "ealoused" portrait of the president. The "ealoused" portrait is there to signify that the coin was minted only after the first official meeting between Abraham Lincoln and United States president Andrew Johnson. It is the proof that the coin was actually minted under the authority of the US president.