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Gold Bullions

Gold bullion is used to facilitate the transfer and liquidity of gold as a commodity. Bullion also assists average people in owning a precious commodity, however small. While the concept of a bar or coin of gold has existed since very early history, gold bullion as a modern concept began with the creation of the krugerrand. The krugerrand is a one ounce gold coin minted in South Africa since 1967. It was conceptualized as a coin meant to trade for its gold value, not its face value.

Some gold bullion coins are not pure gold, despite containing their weight in gold. The American eagle and the krugerrand are two examples of this. These coins contain roughly nine percent of their total weight in an alloy that is meant to reduce wear. Both of these coins are legal tender at their face value, which allows them to be freely traded and transported without legal restrictions or taxes.

Not all gold bullions are in the form of coins, however. Some gold bullion is minted in the form of ingots or bars. Bars tend to be cheaper than coins, since coins have added elements of artistic and collectible value. Some private mints provide artistically minted gold bars, such as the Pamp Suisse mint in Switzerland. These bars readily command premiums over plain ingots and have achieved a level of collector interest on their own.


Quick Facts

  • It is estimated that all of the gold currently mined throughout history could be melted into one cube with sides measuring 166 feet
  • Australian kangaroo gold bullion coins are the heaviest bullion coins in the world, weighing in at two pounds each
  • Fort Knox, which contains the United States gold reserves, holds just over nine million pounds of gold within its walls

Recommended Items at Auction

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A The Perth Mint Australia 99.99% Pure Gold 1 Ounce Bar, Bar Number B651793
Mar 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
A The Perth Mint Australia 99.99% Pure Gold 1 Ounce Bar, Bar Number B651793
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD2,000- AUD3,000
AUD2,80020 Bids
Small Bag of 0.50 Grams of GOLD Nuggets
Mar 16, 7:00 PM EDT
Small Bag of 0.50 Grams of GOLD Nuggets
by Big Dog Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$388 Bids
A Gold Bar marked Fine Gold 2.5 grams
Mar 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Gold Bar marked Fine Gold 2.5 grams
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD2207 Bids
VALCAMBI 1 GRAM 999.9 FINE GOLD *****1 GRAM GOLD*****
Mar 09, 7:00 PM EST
VALCAMBI 1 GRAM 999.9 FINE GOLD *****1 GRAM GOLD*****
by Big Dog Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$344 Bids
Alaskan Placer Gold Nuggets
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
Alaskan Placer Gold Nuggets
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $25- $50
$304 Bids
GOLD FLAKES IN ELEPHANT BOTTLE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
GOLD FLAKES IN ELEPHANT BOTTLE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$62 Bids
2.50 Gram Gold Nugget
Mar 03, 7:00 AM PST
2.50 Gram Gold Nugget
by BK Auctions
Est: $275- $325
$12 Bids
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5 x 1/10 OZ. .9999 GOLD RCM LEGAL TENDER BAR SET
Mar 09, 1:00 PM EST
5 x 1/10 OZ. .9999 GOLD RCM LEGAL TENDER BAR SET
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $1,100- $10,000
$352 Bids
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14K YELLOW SOLID GOLD ALLIGATOR HEAD
Mar 09, 1:00 PM EST
14K YELLOW SOLID GOLD ALLIGATOR HEAD
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $200- $10,000
$101 Bid
10.21 Gram Yukon Gold Nugget NGC Graded
Mar 03, 7:00 AM PST
10.21 Gram Yukon Gold Nugget NGC Graded
by BK Auctions
Est: $1,400- $1,600
$11 Bid
CHI ESSAYEUR FONDEUR: Fine gold 999.9 10 gram bar # AA510017, sealed. Investment product.
Mar 05, 7:00 PM EST
CHI ESSAYEUR FONDEUR: Fine gold 999.9 10 gram bar # AA510017, sealed. Investment product.
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $1,250- $1,800
$7001 Bid
Collectible 14K Gold JF Kennedy Half Dollar 20th Anniversary tribute tiny coin bullion
Mar 05, 7:00 PM EST
Collectible 14K Gold JF Kennedy Half Dollar 20th Anniversary tribute tiny coin bullion
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $60- $90
$301 Bid
SILVER AND GOLD FLAKES IN BOTTLES
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
SILVER AND GOLD FLAKES IN BOTTLES
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
GOLD FLAKES IN TURTLE BOTTLE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
GOLD FLAKES IN TURTLE BOTTLE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
SILVER AND GOLD FLAKES IN BOTTLES
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
SILVER AND GOLD FLAKES IN BOTTLES
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
GOLD FLAKE INDIAN COIN CABOCHON ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 16, 1:00 PM CST
GOLD FLAKE INDIAN COIN CABOCHON ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
RMC Republic Metals Corporation 1g of Fine Gold
Mar 19, 9:00 PM EDT
RMC Republic Metals Corporation 1g of Fine Gold
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $130- $150
$1100 Bids
2017 $250 1oz Gold S.W. Obi-Wan NGC PF70 UC
Mar 30, 10:00 AM CDT
2017 $250 1oz Gold S.W. Obi-Wan NGC PF70 UC
by Gold Standard Auctions
Est: $2,105- $10,000
$2,1000 Bids
12 Federeated Mint Florida Jumbo 24K Layered Gold
Mar 09, 11:00 AM EST
12 Federeated Mint Florida Jumbo 24K Layered Gold
by Joshua Kodner
Est: $100- $200
$250 Bids
1908 10K .13oz gold DMK NGC MS65
Mar 16, 10:00 AM CDT
1908 10K .13oz gold DMK NGC MS65
by Gold Standard Auctions
Est: $230- $10,000
$2250 Bids
1800-R 6400R .42 oz. Brazil gold PGA MS63+
Mar 16, 10:00 AM CDT
1800-R 6400R .42 oz. Brazil gold PGA MS63+
by Gold Standard Auctions
Est: $1,805- $10,000
$1,8000 Bids
1892 S. AF. .24oz Gold Pond NGC XF45 Dbl Shaft
Mar 13, 5:00 PM CDT
1892 S. AF. .24oz Gold Pond NGC XF45 Dbl Shaft
by Gold Standard Auctions
Est: $1,305- $10,000
$1,3000 Bids
GOLD FLAKES IN A BOTTLE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 23, 1:00 PM CST
GOLD FLAKES IN A BOTTLE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
GOLD FLAKES IN A BOTTLE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 23, 1:00 PM CST
GOLD FLAKES IN A BOTTLE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids

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Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

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