How to Buy Gold in Houston
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF GOLD?
Gold (for investment) comes in two forms: coins and bars. Each has it’s advantages and disadvantages. We’ll discuss a few of these in the information below.
WHICH IS BETTER, BARS OR COINS?
Coins are the most common investment gold. In Houston, you’ll most often see gold coins like the American Gold Eagle, The Canadian Maple Leaf and the Mexican Peso. These forms of investment gold, also called bullion (bull-yun) are easy to acquire, simple to verify the authenticity of and are less susceptible to counterfeiting.
Gold bars have the advantage of a slightly lower premium, so your initial costs are lower when purchasing. Unfortunately, bars by various manufacturers are not of uniform size and shape and so are easier to counterfeit.
WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS TYPES OF COINS YOU SELL?
At Houston Gold Merchants we sell all the most common coins for investment purposes.
American Gold Eagles
South African Krugerrands
Canadian Maple Leafs
Mexican 50 Peso
WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS TYPES OF BARS?
Bars come in a variety of shapes, sizes and weights. A variety of manufacturers mint bars for sale. It is advisable to enlist the help of a professional before attempting to invest in gold bars due to the higher risk of counterfeit products on the market today. Although bars can be obtained for a lower premium, there’ is substantially higher risk when bars are not obtained as part of a “good custody chain” which verifies their authenticity.