A. R. Akin Rare Coins & Currency

Buying and Selling all United States Coins, Currency, and Precious Metals

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Gold Bullion Products:

Many investment experts believe that adding gold to your investment portfolio may improve its performance. One reason is that the forces that determine gold's price usually differ from, and in many cases counter, the forces that determine the price of many financial assets.

Few things have endured as long as gold. For over 5,000 years, through feast and famine, boom and bust, gold has been prized for its beauty and valued for its rarity. As a medium of exchange, gold has changed the world of commerce by providing a standard of value that has lasted through centuries of trade.

Today, gold continues to have the unique ability to retain its value. Importantly, one third of all the gold in the world is held by governments. In today's economy, gold still remains a strong financial foundation. Quite simply, gold is money, and it is still trusted as a form of money more than any other currency...a true test of the enduring value of gold.

American Gold Eagles

The American Gold Eagle Bullion Coins were authorized by Congress in 1985, and production began with the 1986 issue. Each coin is 22 karat fine, and the gold is alloyed with copper and silver to increase the durability and resist scratching. The obverse design was derived from the original Twenty Dollar gold coin designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1907.

American gold eagle bullion coins are America's only official investment grade gold bullion coins. The gold content and purity of each coin is guaranteed by the United States Government, and they can even be included in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

The American Gold Eagle is issued in four different sizes, and each coin is a legal tender issue with a stated face value. The available sizes are one-tenth ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-half ounce, and the full one ounce gold coin. The lowest premium above the actual gold content is usually found on the one ounce size. The smaller sizes are often given as gifts or used in jewelry.



Krugerrands date back to 1967 and are one of the earliest pure bullion coins issued solely for their gold content. Brochures describe the Krand as the most widely owned bullion coin in the world with over 46 million ounces in circulation since its inception in 1967. Like the American Gold Eagle, Krands come in four sizes ranging from one-tenth ounce up to the one ounce sized coin. As a general rule, Krands tend to trade closer to the actual bullion content than the American Gold Eagle and the Canadian Maple Leaf.

Gold bullion is also available in a number of other forms, such as, Canadian Maple Leafs, Mexican 50 Pesos and smaller denominations, Austrian Philharmonics, Sovereigns, and a host of small sized coins similar to the 20 Francs or 20 Lire.

If your interests are primarily in vintage United States gold coins, as opposed to strictly bullion issues, we invite you to send us an email outlining your area of interest. American gold coins are typically available in $1.00, $2 1/2, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00 denominations in various grades ranging from extremely fine to the higher uncirculated grades.

Silver Bullion Products:

There are numerous mediums through which one may invest in silver bullion. A few of the more common products are as follows:

  • 100 ounce silver bars
  • Ten ounce & one ounce silver bars or rounds
  • American Silver Eagles-one ounce
  • 90% silver United States coins ($1,000.00 face value)
  • 40% silver United States half dollars ($1,000.00 face value)

Regardless of which form of bullion products you prefer, we would welcome an opportunity to help you achieve your financial objectives. Please email us for current pricing and availability.

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