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Bullion Mints

A bullion mint issues physical precious metal products from collectible to investment grade coins and bars ranging in various sizes, purities, and shapes. Bullion Mints are divided into 2 categories: government mints and private mints. The varying prices and bid / ask premiums for certain bullion coins and bullion bars is heavily influenced by the bullion mint from which they derive. 

Kitco carries a select inventory of the best bullion products from the world’s most respected sovereign and private bullion mints.

Government Mints

One set of bullion mints are often called government mints or sometimes sovereign mints due to the fact that they are owned and their products are guaranteed by their respective national governments.

Government mint bullion coin and bar issuer examples include:

1g Gold MapleGram25™ Coin (Random Year)
As Low As: USD $53.67
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1+ $53.67 Call
10+ $52.67
20+ $50.67
25+ $48.30
 
25 x 1g Gold MapleGram25™ (Random Year)
As Low As: USD $1,207.38
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1+ $1,207.38 Call
10+ $1,202.38
 
1/10 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin
As Low As: USD $148.17
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1+ $148.17 Call
50+ $147.17
100+ $146.17
 
1/4 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin
As Low As: USD $363.23
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1+ $363.23 Call
20+ $361.73
40+ $360.73
 
1/2 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin
As Low As: USD $710.95
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1+ $710.95 Call
10+ $708.45
25+ $705.80
 
1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin
As Low As: USD $1,371.40
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1+ $1,371.40 Call
10+ $1,369.40
20+ $1,367.90
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf (Single Coin)
As Low As: USD $1,379.90
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1+ $1,379.90 Call
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf (10 coins)
As Low As: USD $13,769.00
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1+ $13,769.00
 
2017 1.85 oz Gold Canadian Maple Bundle
2017 1.85 oz Gold Canadian Maple Bundle
As Low As: USD $2,588.99
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1+ $2,588.99 Call
 
1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin .9999 w/ Assay Certificate
1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin .9999 w/ Assay Certificate
As Low As: USD $1,389.40
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1+ $1,389.40 Call
 
1/10 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
1/10 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
As Low As: USD $149.84
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1+ $149.84 Call
50+ $149.21
100+ $148.37
 
1/4 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
As Low As: USD $364.22
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1+ $364.22 Call
20+ $362.22
40+ $360.22
 
1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
1/2 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
As Low As: USD $703.45
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1+ $703.45 Call
10+ $700.45
 
1 oz Gold American Eagle Coin
USD $1,386.90 ea.
Reduced
USD $1,363.90 ea.
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1+ $1,363.90 Call
 
Gold Cufflinks - 1/10th oz Gold Krugerrand (various years)
Gold Cufflinks - 1/10th oz Gold Krugerrand (various years)
As Low As: USD $2,257.45
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1+ $2,257.45 Call
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold Eagle (Single Coin)
As Low As: USD $1,396.90
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1+ $1,396.90 Call
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold Eagle (20 coins)
As Low As: USD $27,897.99
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1+ $27,897.99
 
1 oz Gold American Buffalo Coin
USD $1,391.40 ea.
Reduced
USD $1,372.40 ea.
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1+ $1,372.40 Call
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold American Buffalo (Single Coin)
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold American Buffalo (Single Coin)
As Low As: USD $1,397.90
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1+ $1,397.90 Call
10+ $1,395.90
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold Buffalo (20 Coins)
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold Buffalo (20 Coins)
As Low As: USD $27,898.00
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1+ $27,898.00
 
1 oz Gold British Britannia Coin
As Low As: USD $1,377.90
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1+ $1,377.90 Call
10+ $1,375.90
20+ $1,372.90
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold British Britannia (Single Coin)
USD $1,382.90 ea.
Reduced
USD $1,372.89 ea.
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1+ $1,372.89 Call
 
1 oz Gold Australian Kangaroo Coin (Random Year)
As Low As: USD $1,376.89
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1+ $1,376.89 Call
10+ $1,371.89
20+ $1,366.89
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Gold Kangaroo (Single Coin)
As Low As: USD $1,384.90
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1+ $1,384.90 Call
10+ $1,381.89
20+ $1,376.89
 
2018 1 oz Gold Golden Eagle Coin .99999 - Call of the Wild Series
As Low As: USD $1,399.89
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1+ $1,399.89 Call
10+ $1,394.89
20+ $1,389.89
 
2018 1 oz Gold British Lunar Dog Coin
2018 1 oz Gold British Lunar Dog Coin
As Low As: USD $1,395.89
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1+ $1,395.89 Call
10+ $1,392.89
20+ $1,386.89
 
1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin
1 oz Gold Austrian Philharmonic Coin
USD $1,378.90 ea.
Reduced
USD $1,367.89 ea.
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1+ $1,367.89 Call
 
1 oz Gold South African Krugerrand Coin
USD $1,364.89 ea.
Reduced
USD $1,352.40 ea.
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1+ $1,352.40 Call
 
2017 1/2 oz Gold Coin Welcome to the World .9999
2017 1/2 oz Gold Coin Welcome to the World .9999
As Low As: USD $907.55
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1+ $907.55 Call
 
1979 - 1982 1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin .999 Purity
USD $1,372.90 ea.
Reduced
USD $1,366.89 ea.
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1+ $1,366.89 Call
 
1 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Special Coin .99999
As Low As: USD $1,438.89
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1+ $1,438.89 Call
 
2008 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf Olympic Edition Coin
As Low As: USD $1,382.89
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1+ $1,382.89 Call
 
2009 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf Olympic Edition Coin
As Low As: USD $1,382.89
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1+ $1,382.89 Call
 
1 oz Gold Royal Canadian Mint Bar
As Low As: USD $1,366.40
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1+ $1,366.40 Call
10+ $1,365.90
25+ $1,362.89
 
100 g Gold Perth Mint Bar
As Low As: USD $4,397.52
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1+ $4,397.52 Call
10+ $4,392.52
 
10 oz Gold Perth Mint Bar
As Low As: USD $13,651.00
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1+ $13,651.00
3+ $13,629.00
6+ $13,609.00
 
1 kg Gold Royal Canadian Mint Bar
As Low As: USD $43,535.23
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1+ $43,535.23
 
2018 1 oz Silver Wolf - RCM Predator Series[Pre-sale: Shipping week of April 23rd]
As Low As: USD $20.71
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1+ $20.71 Call
25+ $20.41
100+ $20.11
500+ $19.81
 
1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf Coin
As Low As: USD $19.91
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1+ $19.91 Call
25+ $19.51
100+ $19.21
500+ $19.01
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf (25 Coins) .9999
As Low As: USD $487.75
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1+ $487.75 Call
5+ $485.10
 
1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Monster Box (500 coins) - Random Year
As Low As: USD $9,530.00
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1+ $9,530.00
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Monster Box (500 Coins)
As Low As: USD $9,580.00
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1+ $9,580.00
 
2018 1 oz Silver 30th Anniversary Canadian Maple Leaf Coin [Limited Edition!]
As Low As: USD $21.26
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1+ $21.26 Call
25+ $20.76
100+ $20.51
 
2018 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Incuse Coin [Limited Edition]
As Low As: USD $21.26
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1+ $21.26 Call
25+ $20.76
100+ $20.51
 
Silver Maple 25th & 30th Anniversary 2 Coins Set
Silver Maple 25th & 30th Anniversary 2 Coins Set
As Low As: USD $54.54
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1+ $54.54 Call
 
1 oz Silver American Eagle Coin
As Low As: USD $20.01
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1+ $20.01 Call
20+ $19.81
100+ $19.51
500+ $19.21
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Silver Eagle (20 coins) .999
As Low As: USD $409.20
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1+ $409.20 Call
5+ $403.20
 
Silver Eagle Monster Box (500 pcs 1 oz coins) - Random Year
Silver Eagle Monster Box (500 pcs 1 oz coins) - Random Year
As Low As: USD $9,905.00
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1+ $9,905.00
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Silver Eagle Monster Box (500 Coins)
As Low As: USD $9,930.00
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1+ $9,930.00
 
1 oz Silver British Britannia Coin
As Low As: USD $19.05
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $19.05 Call
 
2018 MintFirst™ 1 oz Silver Britannia (25 Coins)
USD $495.25 ea.
Reduced
USD $481.25 ea.
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $481.25 Call
 
1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo Coin .9999
USD $19.71 ea.
Reduced
USD $19.21 ea.
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $19.21 Call
 
1 oz Silver Australian Kangaroo Monster Box (250 coins)
USD $4,817.50 ea.
Reduced
USD $4,802.50 ea.
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $4,802.50 Call
 
1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin
1 oz Silver Austrian Philharmonic Coin
USD $19.16 ea.
Reduced
USD $18.76 ea.
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1+ $18.76 Call
 
2018 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin .9999
As Low As: USD $21.00
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1+ $21.00 Call
 
2018 1 oz Silver British Lunar Dog Coin
As Low As: USD $22.66
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1+ $22.66 Call
19+ $22.26
99+ $21.96
499+ $21.96
 
2018 1 oz Silver Australian Lunar Dog
As Low As: USD $24.26
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1+ $24.26 Call
 
2017 1 oz Silver RCM 150 Special Edition Voyageur Coin .9999
2017 1 oz Silver RCM 150 Special Edition Voyageur Coin .9999
As Low As: USD $20.75
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1+ $20.75 Call
 
2017 1 oz Silver Star Wars™ Bullion Coin - Darth Vader™
As Low As: USD $21.26
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1+ $21.26 Call
20+ $20.96
100+ $20.66
250+ $20.45
 
2016 1 oz Silver Cougar Coin - RCM Predator Series
As Low As: USD $20.72
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1+ $20.72 Call
25+ $20.42
100+ $20.12
500+ $19.82
 
2016 1oz Silver Superman™ Bullion Coin : S-Shield
As Low As: USD $20.36
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1+ $20.36 Call
 
2016 1 oz Silver Australian Lunar Monkey Coin
2016 1 oz Silver Australian Lunar Monkey Coin
As Low As: USD $25.25
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1+ $25.25 Call
 
1 oz Silver Coin - The Nightmare Before Christmas .999
As Low As: USD $85.00
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1+ $85.00 Call
 
2008 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Olympic Edition Coin
2008 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Olympic Edition Coin
As Low As: USD $22.26
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1+ $22.26 Call
 
2009 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Olympic Edition Coin
2009 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf Olympic Edition Coin
As Low As: USD $22.26
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1+ $22.26 Call
 
2018 1/4 oz Silver Coin - Birthstone - January .9999
As Low As: USD $43.80
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1+ $43.80 Call
 
2018 1/ 4 oz Silver Coin - Dragon Luck .9999
As Low As: USD $24.21
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1+ $24.21 Call
 
2018 1/4 oz Silver Coin - Celebration of Love .9999
As Low As: USD $43.80
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1+ $43.80 Call
 
2011 1 oz Silver Grizzly Canadian Wildlife Series Coin
2011 1 oz Silver Grizzly Canadian Wildlife Series Coin
As Low As: USD $21.26
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1+ $21.26 Call
 
2012 1 oz Silver Cougar Canadian Wildlife Series Coin
2012 1 oz Silver Cougar Canadian Wildlife Series Coin
As Low As: USD $20.51
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1+ $20.51 Call
 
2013 1 oz Silver Antelope Canadian Wildlife Series Coin
2013 1 oz Silver Antelope Canadian Wildlife Series Coin
As Low As: USD $21.26
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1+ $21.26 Call
 
2013 1 oz Silver Wood Bison Canadian Wildlife Series Coin
USD $20.51 ea.
Reduced
USD $19.76 ea.
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $19.76 Call
 
1 oz Silver Coin Warriors of History - Mongols .999
As Low As: USD $85.00
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1+ $85.00 Call
 
2017 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin
2017 1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin
As Low As: USD $22.26
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1+ $22.26 Call
 
1 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin (Random Year)
As Low As: USD $21.26
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1+ $21.26 Call
 
1 oz Silver Coin Warriors of History - Zulus .999
As Low As: USD $85.00
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1+ $85.00 Call
 
2017 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin
2017 1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin
As Low As: USD $21.76
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1+ $21.76 Call
 
1 oz Silver Australian Koala Coin (Random Year)
As Low As: USD $21.26
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1+ $21.26 Call
 
1 oz Silver Coin Warriors of History- Apaches .999
As Low As: USD $85.00
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1+ $85.00 Call
 
1oz Silver Coin Warriors of History-Vikings .999
As Low As: USD $85.00
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1+ $85.00 Call
 
10 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin (Random Year)
10 oz Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin (Random Year)
As Low As: USD $207.60
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1+ $207.60 Call
 
1oz Silver Coin Warriors of History-Knights Templar.999
As Low As: USD $85.00
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1+ $85.00 Call
 
1 kg Silver Australian Koala Coin (Random year)
1 kg Silver Australian Koala Coin (Random year)
As Low As: USD $612.92
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1+ $612.92 Call
 
1 kg Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin (Random Year)
1 kg Silver Australian Kookaburra Coin (Random Year)
As Low As: USD $614.92
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1+ $614.92 Call
 
1 oz Silver Coin Great Cities - Shanghai .999
As Low As: USD $72.00
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1+ $72.00 Call
 
2018 1/4 oz Silver Coin - Birthstone - February .9999
As Low As: USD $43.80
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $43.80 Call
 
2018 1/4 oz Silver Coin - Birthstone - March .9999
As Low As: USD $43.80
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $43.80 Call
 
2018 1/2 oz Silver Coin Welcome to the World .9999
As Low As: USD $47.78
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $47.78 Call
 
2017 1/2 oz Silver Coin Welcome to the World .9999
As Low As: USD $45.34
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1+ $45.34 Call
 
1 oz Silver Coin Warriors of History - Spartans .999
As Low As: USD $85.00
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1+ $85.00 Call
 
1 oz Silver Coin Warriors of History - Romans .999
As Low As: USD $85.00
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1+ $85.00 Call
 
1 oz Silver Coin Great Cities- London .999
As Low As: USD $72.00
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1+ $72.00 Call
 
1/2 oz Silver Coin NHL® Goalies: Eddie Giacomin .9999
As Low As: USD $50.32
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1+ $50.32 Call
 
1oz Silver Coin Great Cities- New York .999
As Low As: USD $72.00
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1+ $72.00 Call
 
1/2 oz Silver Coin NHL® Goalies: Gerry Cheevers .9999
As Low As: USD $50.32
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1+ $50.32 Call
 
1/2 oz Silver Coin NHL® Goalies: Glenn Hall .9999
As Low As: USD $50.32
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $50.32 Call
 
1/2 oz Silver Coin NHL® Goalies: Terry Sawchuk .9999
As Low As: USD $50.32
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $50.32 Call
 
1/2 oz Silver Coin NHL® Goalies: Johnny Bower .9999
As Low As: USD $50.32
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1+ $50.32 Call
 
NHL® Silver Coin Set: Famous Hockey Goalies .9999
As Low As: USD $285.13
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1+ $285.13 Call
 
2016 1 oz Silver Star Trek™: Enterprise Coin
As Low As: USD $79.30
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1+ $79.30 Call
 
2015 1 oz Silver Superman:Superman #28 (2014) Coin
As Low As: USD $79.30
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1+ $79.30 Call
 
2015 1 oz Silver Superman: Superman Unchained #2 (2013) Coin
As Low As: USD $79.30
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1+ $79.30 Call
 
2015 1 oz Silver Superman: Action Comics #1 (2011) Coin
As Low As: USD $79.30
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $79.30 Call
 
275 oz Silver Royal Canadian Mint Bundle .9999
As Low As: USD $5,051.75
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1+ $5,051.75 Call
 
10 oz Silver Royal Canadian Mint Bar
As Low As: USD $184.60
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1+ $184.60 Call
10+ $183.25
20+ $183.05
50+ $182.40
 
10 oz Silver RCM Bar Monster Box (50 bars)
As Low As: USD $9,120.00
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1+ $9,120.00
3+ $9,115.00
 
100 oz Silver Royal Canadian Mint Bar
As Low As: USD $1,789.00
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1+ $1,789.00 Call
5+ $1,784.00
25+ $1,774.00
 
100 oz Fine Silver Grain Bag .999 (vacuum packed)
As Low As: USD $1,786.00
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $1,786.00 Call
 
2018 1 oz Platinum British Britannia Coin
2018 1 oz Platinum British Britannia Coin
As Low As: USD $1,014.00
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $1,014.00 Call
10+ $1,009.00
20+ $1,005.00
 
2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin
2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin
As Low As: USD $1,031.99
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $1,031.99 Call
10+ $1,026.60
20+ $1,021.99
 
1/2 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin
1/2 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin
As Low As: USD $557.00
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $557.00 Call
 
1/4 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin
1/4 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin
As Low As: USD $309.50
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $309.50 Call
 
1 oz Platinum Canadian Maple Leaf Coin
As Low As: USD $1,001.00
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $1,001.00 Call
10+ $996.00
20+ $992.00
 
1 oz Palladium Canadian Maple Leaf Coin
USD $1,067.99 ea.
Reduced
USD $1,050.00 ea.
SAVEWire/Check MC/Visa
1+ $1,050.00 Call
 

Government Mints

One set of bullion mints are often called government mints or sometimes sovereign mints due to the fact that they are owned and their products are guaranteed by their respective national governments.

Government mint bullion coin and bar issuer examples include:

Government Mint Coins

In strict bullion industry jargon, a ‘coin’ is only struck by sovereign government mints. Government mints typically strike many different types of coins. A few examples include:

Collectible Proof Coins are typically low mintage even limited mintage coins struck with to commemorate significant native animals, events, historic figures, cultural icons, etc. The aim of most government issued proof coins it to couple flawless beauty and scarcity together to create coin collector demand and higher price premiums. It is for this reason that the majority of collector coins are struck with precious metals like gold, silver, and even platinum.

Circulating Coinage are the common cupronickel coins used in a country for daily transactions. For example in the United States we use 1¢ pennies, 5¢ nickels, 10¢ dimes, 25¢ quarters, etc. in order to make change. In general cupronickel circulating coinage is comprised of nickel, zinc, and copper with a metal melt value well below their legal tender face value. Typically also a nation lawfully prohibits from being melted down for raw industrial usage.

Bullion Coins are higher mintage precious metal coins intended for long term investors and collectors typically struck with silvergoldplatinum, and even palladium (Royal Canadian Mint). Bullion mint coins vary in size from as small as 1 gram to as large as a multiple kilo sizes. The most common size bullion coins contain 1 troy ounce of precious metal. Bullion coins usually are minted with legal tender face values giving them the possibility to be used explicitly in enforceable transactions with their nation of issuance. It is very rare to have government mint bullion coins circulate. More often than not investment grade bullion coins are held for safe haven savings. Government mint bullion coins typically demand higher prices per ounce compared to private mint rounds due to bullion coin’s government guarantee, higher production costs, and better general mint brand recognition.

Government Mint Bullion Bars

A select few government mints strike precious metal bullion bars. The Royal Canadian Mint and Australia’s Perth Mint both strike bullion bars made of fine silver or gold in various sizes. Government mint bullion bars typically demand higher prices per ounce compared to private mint bars due to government bullion bar guarantees, higher production costs, and better general mint brand recognition.

Bullion coins and bars available from Kitco include the following national mints:

  • US Mint
  • Royal Mint
  • Perth Mint
  • Austrian Mint
  • New Zealand Mint
  • South African Mint
  • Royal Canadian Mint

Kitco Metals, a silver and gold dealer, carries a select inventory of the best bullion products from the world’s most respected national mints.

Private Mints

The other set of bullion mints are typically privately held, owned, and managed. Within the bullion industry they are often referred to as private mints.

Private mint bullion bar and round examples include Republic Metals Corporation) (RMC Mint), Sunshine Minting (SMI Mint), Golden State MintJohnson Matthey, and PAMP Suisse (PAMP).

Private Mint Bullion Rounds

By bullion industry definition, a private mint ‘round’ is a coin-like product typically made of fine precious metals like silver. In general private mint bullion rounds have lower prices per ounce compared to government mint coins due to lower production costs and lessor mint brand recognition especially to industry outsiders.

Private Mint Bullion Bars

Ranging in sizes as small as 1 gram to 400 oz sizes, private mint bullion bars generally cost less per ounce compared to government mint bullion bars. This is mainly due to private mint bullion bars lower production costs and lessor mint brand recognition especially to industry outsiders.

Bullion coins and bars available from Kitco include the following private mints:

  • Sunshine Minting
  • Republic Metals
  • Golden State mint
  • Heraeus
  • Johnson Matthey
  • PAMP Suisse

Kitco Metals, a trusted silver and gold dealer, carries a select inventory of the best bullion products from the world’s most respected private bullion mints.

Want more information on how to sell or buy gold? How to sell or buy silver?

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