"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path."  (Psalm 119:105 NIV)

 

 

Please call for availability and pricing on all items.

 

2016 Gold Eagles

 



We offer Gold Eagles in all denominations.

The American Gold Eagle is an official gold bullion coin of the United States. Authorized under the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985, they were first released by the United States Mint in 1986. These coins are guaranteed by the U.S. government to contain the stated amount of actual gold weight in troy ounces. By law, the gold must come from sources in America, alloyed with silver and copper to produce a more wear-resistant coin.
 

Each gold eagle contains 91.67% gold (or 22 kt). The 22 kt gold alloy is an English standard traditionally referred to as "crown gold". American gold eagles are available in 1/10 oz ($5 face value), 1/4 oz ($10 face value), 1/2 oz ($25 face value), and 1 oz ($50 face value).
 

The obverse design features a rendition of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' full length figure of Lady Liberty with flowing hair, holding a torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left, with the Capitol building in the left background.  The reverse design, by sculptor Miley Busiek, features a male eagle carrying an olive branch flying above a nest containing a female eagle and her hatchlings. The design is taken from the $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coins that were in circulation in the 19th and early 20th century.

 

 


 

2016 Gold Buffaloes

 

We offer 1 ounce Gold Buffaloes in original government packaging.

American Buffalo gold bullion coins are the first .9999 fine 24-karat gold coins ever struck by the United States Mint. The coin was created in order to compete with foreign 24-karat gold bullion coins, which some investors and collectors prefer over the American Gold Eagle, which is 91.67% pure. These coins have a $50 face value and are legal tender coins. Production of the American Buffalo Gold Coins was authorized by Public Law 109-145, dated December 22, 2005, known as the Presidential $1 Coin Act. The U.S. Mint first minted the coins in 2006.
 

The coin follows the greatly admired design of the Indian Head nickel, which was designed by American sculptor James Earle Fraser and is regarded as among the best designs of any U.S. coins.

 

 

 


 

 

$20 Gold "Double Eagles"

 

A viable alternative for those who are interested in collector or numismatic value in addition to bullion value are original $20 gold double eagles. We offer these coins in both circulated (raw) condition and in uncirculated condition (slab) that are graded by professional services such as PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) and NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation).

A "double eagle" is a gold coin with a denomination of $20.

 


$20 Liberty

No proposal for a gold twenty-dollar piece was considered until after the California Gold Rush, beginning in 1848, greatly increased the amount of the metal available in the United States. In mid-1849, legislation was approved to begin minting the $20 Liberty gold coin. The Liberty Head double eagle, or Coronet double eagle, was struck as a pattern coin in 1849 and into circulation beginning in 1850. The $20 Liberty immediately became the largest denomination of all regular U.S. coins to date. In all, the coins were produced at five different mints throughout its production. Three different types of $20 Liberties were minted from 1850 to 1907.

 

The coin was designed by U.S. Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre. The new $20 gold coin was not common in day-to-day consumer transactions. Since 20 dollars was a considerable amount of money in the 19th century, the $20 Liberty was usually used for bank-to-bank transfers and paying debts to foreign investors.

 

The composition of the $20 Liberty gold coin is 90% gold and 10% copper.

 

 


$20 St. Gaudens

The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a twenty-dollar gold coin produced by the United States Mint from 1907 to 1933. The coin is named after its designer, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who designed the obverse and reverse. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful of U.S. coins.
 

After several versions of the design for the double eagle proved too difficult to strike, U.S. Mint chief engraver Charles E. Barber modified Saint-Gaudens' design, lowering the relief so the coin could be struck with only one blow. When the coins were finally released, they proved controversial as they lacked the words "In God We Trust", and Congress intervened to require the motto's use. The coin was minted, primarily for use in international trade, until 1933, when President Franklin Roosevelt took the U.S. off the gold standard and made owning gold by individuals illegal.
 

The composition of the $20 St. Gauden gold coin is 90% gold and 10% copper.

 

 


 

 

 

 

2016 Silver Eagles

 





The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. It is struck only in the one-troy ounce size, which has a nominal face value of one dollar and is guaranteed to contain one troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver. Its content, weight, and purity are certified by the United States Mint. In addition to the bullion version, the United States Mint has produced a proof version and an uncirculated version for coin collectors. The Silver Eagle has been produced at three mints: the Philadelphia Mint, the San Francisco Mint, and the West Point Mint. The American Silver Eagle bullion coin may be used to fund Individual Retirement Account investments.
 

Silver Eagle bullion coins, along with American Gold Eagle bullion coins, were planned as viable alternatives to the gold and silver bullion coins produced by other countries.

 

We sell individual silver eagles, rolls of 20, and sealed boxes of 500.

 

For those who command the "best of the best," we also offer silver eagles in Mint State  (MS) condition that are graded by professional coin grading services and  specially enclosed in protective cases.

MS 69 and MS 70 Silver Eagles -
call for availability and pricing

 

 


 

 

SilverRounds and Bars

 

We offer a variety of .999 silver bars and rounds
made by private mints:


1 ounce rounds

1 ounce bars

10 ounce bars


100 ounce bars


1,000 ounce bars


Call for availability and pricing
 

 


 

 

90% Silver Coins

 

One of the most popular ways to invest in silver bullion is with the 90% U.S. Silver Coins. Commonly referred to as junk silver, this name developed in the 1970s and was used to describe a bag of average circulated silver coins, meaning no rare coins were included. Such coins are popular among people seeking to invest in silver, particularly in small amounts.
 

Today, a 90 percent silver composition is only used in commemorative coins or silver proof sets intended for coin collectors. Those who are interested in purchasing 90 percent junk silver focus on the dimes, quarters, and halves minted for circulation before 1965.
 

Precious metals including silver are measured in troy ounces (ozt). A spot price for silver is the price for a troy ounce of silver, which is 99.9-percent pure, or .999 fine. Silver coins including junk-silver coins have set silver-alloy contents ranging from 35-percent to 90-percent or more. The term "coin silver," for example, refers to 90-percent silver alloy which was the most common alloy used to mint silver U.S. coins.
 

Any combination of 90-percent silver U.S. coins which have a face value of $1 contains 0.715 troy ounces of 99.9-percent silver (0.7234 troy ounces if uncirculated), except for the silver dollars (Morgan and Peace) which contain .7736 troy ounces of silver.


Junk-silver coins may be a desirable method of investing in silver for several reasons:
 

Legal tender - Coins remain legal tender and maintain their face value regardless of the price of silver.

-  Recognition - Coins are familiar and less likely to have their value disputed than silver rounds or bars.

-  Divisibility - Coins can be easily spent or traded in small amounts. In contrast, minted silver bullion is rarely smaller than a troy ounce, while minted gold bullion (and other precious metals) is highly valued in even small amounts, like the American Gold Eagle coins.

Call for availability and pricing

  


 

  

  

Platinum Eagles

 

The American Platinum Eagle was first released by the U.S. Mint in 1997. It is offered in 1/10 ($10 face value), 1/4 ($25 face value), 1/2 ($50 face value)and 1ounce ($100 face value) varieties and consists of 99.95% platinum. The coins are legal tender for all debts public and private at their face value. Designed by John Mercanti, the obverse features Liberty looking to the future and the reverse features an eagle soaring above America. Proof and uncirculated versions of the coins are minted. The proof American Platinum Eagles are unique in the fact that they are the only U.S. bullion coins that have a yearly alternating design on the reverse.

 

Call for availability and pricing.

 

 

 

 

            

 

Copyright © 2005-2015 Southland Coins & Collectibles Inc.