|Supply chains from mine to mint have been severely disrupted over the past year. Demand for precious metals has been in high demand. Premiums on silver have gotten insane. |
Leading world economists are predicting a spike in inflation due to a combination of record amounts of new fiat being created and huge amounts of government spending.
One way of continuing to stack as a hedge while saving on the current high premiums on silver is to buy low premium fractional gold.
Some of the lowest premiums on gold can be found in vintage coins that were minted in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Fractional gold coins, such as the British Gold Sovereign, 20 Francs Gold Coins of the LMU, gold Ducats and Coronas often carry the lowest premiums when compared to modern gold bullion coins.
With uncertain economic times ahead and the anticipation of regulation in the crypocurrency market there are many investors looking for a safer hedge.
|British Gold Sovereigns|
The Gold Sovereign from Great Britain is one of the most common vintage gold bullion coins. The British Gold Sovereign has been minted since 1817, but it’s history dates back much further.
Most incorporate the iconic image of King George slaying a dragon on the reverse, with a portrait of the reigning monarch at the time of minting gracing the obverse.
Each British Gold Sovereign coin contains .2354 troy ounces of gold, just shy of a 1/4 troy ounce. There are dozens of variations of the Gold Sovereign, minted in 22k, 91.67% gold.
Gold Sovereigns are widely recognized worldwide and are considered to be a very liquid bullion coin. Since each coin contains just shy of quarter ounce of gold it is easy to store a tremendous amount of wealth in a compact amount of space.
|Gold 20 Francs LMU|
The Latin Monetary Union (LMU) was an establishment of a gold backed “Euro” currency. The LMU was established in 1865 by treaty between France, Switzerland and Italy. Other countries eventually joined, including Belgium, Spain and others.
Each country was responsible for minting gold and silver coins that adhered to a standard based on the French Franc. Gold coins, such as the 20 Francs, were produced by the millions.
The designs vary by country of origin, but most include a portrait of the reigning leader of the country at time of minting on the obverse. The reverse will vary depending on the country of origin, but will often display the term “20 Francs” or some variation of it.
Some also include the local country currency as well. For example, the 20 Francs Coin from Italy also include “20 Lira”, the 20 Francs from Hungary includes the designation of “8 Forint”, Austria includes “8 Florin”, etc.
20 Francs Gold Coins have become very popular amongst stackers due to their low premiums. Each 20 Francs Gold Coin is minted from 90% gold and contains .1867 troy ounces of pure gold.
Popular 20 Francs Gold Coins include:
20 Francs Gold Helvetia from Switzerland
20 Francs Gold Rooster from France
20 Francs/20 Lire from Italy
Random 20 Francs
|Gold Ducats from Austria & Hungary|
The Gold Ducat was used as a trade coin. Trading merchants would use these gold coins to settle accounts for large transactions and international trade. The Ducat became popular with the Venetians when Venice was a popular trading destination. Many countries issued Gold Ducat coins.
Each Gold 1 Ducat coin contains roughly .1123 troy ounces of pure gold. Each coin is minted from 98.6% gold. Larger sizes were minted, including the 4 Ducat.
1 Ducat from Austria
4 Ducat from Austria