Buy Krugerrands, Gold Coins and Gold Bars. Whether you are thinking about buying Gold as an investment or whether you want to know how to buy Gold Bullion, you have come to the right place.
Why use Gold as a coin i.e. money?
There are several important reasons:
Gold coins have been around for thousands of years, and can be traced back to at least the 6th Century BC. Gold was used as commerce even further back than that, during the Bronze Age.
King Croesus of Lydia is generally credited with the introduction of Gold coins, but as with many aspects of history, this is a disputed fact. There are indications that the ancient Chinese may have pre-dated the Lydian King.
However, one cannot dispute the fact that Gold coins have been intimately entwined with human society for a very long time.
Through the ages Gold coins took on various shapes and sizes and were used extensively by the Roman Empire and then very extensively during the middle ages, until finally we now have Gold coins like Krugerrands and American Eagles.
Practically every country today produces their own Gold coins, whether for monetary, investment or collection purposes.
Persian Daric 490 BC
|Krugerrand Gold Coin||Natura Gold Coin|
|Purity||22 carat||24 carat|
|State||Uncirculated / Circulated||Proof|
|Packaging||None||Yes, Wood Box|
- by Paul B Gibson
- 10 August 2013