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Gold Bullion Nuggets

What You Need to Know About Gold Nuggets

Gold begins in a raw form before it reaches our hands. Take a look through the listings available on eBay and find nuggets of various sizes.

How are nuggets and bars weighed?

Precious metals are first weighed by their manufacturers. These metals must be weighed by a market standard known as troy ounces. This measurement is important because the value of these metals is a moving target. The holding of gold, silver, and platinum shows an historic increase in value over time. Marking this value, however, is done by a live price market that?s known as a spot price. For every price printed in this market, it will represent an entire troy-ounce for the metal being weighed. This means that every troy-ounce of gold would be worth whatever the current spot price is per troy ounce.

What ensures the purity of gold bars and nuggets?

Knowing the purity of any bullion product is of great importance. You can uncover that information by referring back to the maker or founder of it. Metal bars are often stamped with a seal of approval by the entity that made them. These are confirmations provided for bullion metals made into collectibles. Look for certificates for gold nuggets on eBay.

How do mint coins become rare?

The first factor to a coin?s rarity is age and the quantity that?s been created. The variables for coins are very interesting as they rely on multiple factors, and knowing the different features of the coin to look out for can help you make a more informed choice. Here are some factors that make some eBay coins rare:

  • Timestamps - The year is always a factor. If the 100,000 copies mentioned above were only made yesterday, then this would be considered.
  • The maker - The entity that issued the gold coins play a role. Gold coins issued by the ancient Roman Empire can hold more value than even the oldest issued United States American Eagle.
  • The metal used - Gold bars or nuggets are rarer than silver, and silver is rarer than copper. These factor into the value of gold bullion collectibles of all kinds.
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