Research the worth of an American Buffalo gold coin by going to the coins section of the Fun Times Guide or by visiting the U.S. Mint website (usmint.gov). If you are researching the value of an American Buffalo nickel coin, look at the Coin Study website.
As of 2015, many websites, including CoinStudy.com, PCGS.com and CoinSite.com list values of American gold coins. These sites provide updates on varying schedules, so the listed prices serve as guidelines rather than absolute current values.
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.
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.
Canadian Gold Leaf 24-karat coins are considered the standard bullion coin for buying and selling in international markets making them extremely common and priced near the gold spot price in Canada. In the United States, the 22-karat American Eagle is considered the standard. Both coins are 1 ounce
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.
Canada does not use any gold coins as a means of currency as of 2015. Canada has what is labeled as a $50 gold maple leaf coin that contains one troy ounce of .9999 percent pure gold, but it is not used as currency.
There is no gold in a 1-pound coin. According to the Royal Mint, each British pound coin is made of a nickel-brass alloy that consists of 70% copper, 24.5% zinc and 5.5% nickel.
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 value of British gold coins fluctuates based on the world market, but guides, such as the World Gold Coin Price Guide, provide average values for British gold coins. The values in the World Gold Coin Price Guide come from feedback provided by other credible third-party sources.