Antique gold coins are available for purchase from online coin dealers and auctioneers such as Austin Rare Coins & Bullion, Emerald Coast Coins and Fox Valley Coins Inc., as of 2015. Other online dealers include Ancient Gold Coins and Heritage Auctions.
There are a few different options for individuals looking to sell gold coins. One option is to sell to a company that specializes in the purchase of gold and silver coins. Another is to sell to a company that focuses on the purchase of gold in general.
Banks generally deal in United States currency, and while the U.S. Mint produces gold coins for collectors and investors, they are not legal tender and not handled by banks. Most people buy gold coins from private gold dealers or from the U.S. Mint.
The term "eBay gold coins" refers to any type of coin made of gold sold through the auction website eBay.com. The site allows users to sell any style of coin from any country, with prices set by the seller and influenced by current gold and coinage values.
The value of gold coins is ultimately decided by the coin market. Reputable coin pricing guides look at the average prices across a number of coin dealers. These prices are driven by the condition of the specific coin as well as the supply and demand of the market.
Before It's News lists a very small number of banks that sell gold coins. The gold coins available are the American Buffalo and the American Eagle bullion coin.
Coin collectors and appraisers rate coin condition on a grading scale from Poor to Brilliant Uncirculated. Scales differ slightly by country of origin. Some appraisers use their own internal scale to grade coin condition and determine value.