It is best to buy gold when the price per ounce is the lowest. In January and February 2015, gold prices per ounce ranged from $1,000 to $1,200. The average price per ounce in January 2005 was $420.
Individuals can purchase gold bars, coins or bullion from major gold brokers who sell gold in their branches, online or over the phone. Forbes recommends buying gold from a well-established dealer, such as The Tulving Company.
The U.S. Mint publishes a list of dealers by state, according to Kiplinger. The U.S. Mint checks the Better Business Bureau for online complaints against the companies on the list, but it does not vouch for any of them.
A good place to buy and sell gold is at the shop of a reputable gold dealer or jeweler, according to Bankrate. This method of purchasing and selling gold tends to give the average person the best price for items.
Buy an ounce of gold by purchasing it from a reputable dealer such as JM Bullion, Northwest Territorial Mint or USA Gold. Reputable dealers have different methods for selling gold online or over the phone, and these three vendors sell gold in weights of 1 ounce or more.
Gold teeth are available online from retailers such as 14KGoldTeeth.com, Custom Gold Grillz and GoldTeeth.com as of 2016. These online shops specialize in removable cosmetic gold teeth, as noted on their websites.
American Eagle gold-bullion coins are available for purchase through most precious-metal and coin dealers. Some brokerage houses and banks also sell them. The U.S. Mint provides an online list of dealers authorized to sell American Eagle gold bullion.
Three of the best places that children may pan for gold include the Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega, Georgia, Gold Prospecting Adventures in Jamestown, California and Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. In all cases, panners keep what they find.
The best gold coins for investors are those that sell at the smallest premium over the value of the gold itself. These coins include the American Gold Eagle, South African Krugerrand, Perth Mint 1-ounce Kangaroo and the Austrian 100 Coronas, according to CMI Gold & Silver Inc.
As of 2015, buy gold prospecting equipment online at GoldFeverProspecting.com, GoldRushTradingPost.com and Cabelas.com. The equipment from Cabela's may also be available in a local retail store. Find the closest one by entering a ZIP code into the Cabela's website.