I am going to catch a lot of flak for writing this short article, but I really want to prevent first time gold bullion coin buyers from being ripped off… often by their own Governments.
That’s a couple of questions rolled into one. First – money laundering. Yes – we must establish the identity of our customers. This is not too onerous for customers or for us. We take deposits only through the banking system direct from the customer’s bank – which should be trusted internationally (which includes just about every major Western bank). We require our users to submit scans of a photographic id (usually a passport or driving licence) and a scanned bank statement which we check to the source of funds. It’s that easy.
A case to hold coins is also a good Christmas gift for the coin collectors on your Christmas list. You can get the person a really spiffy coin case to hold many coins or you can get a special kind of coin case that only holds special types of coins. You can even buy a coin case that is already full of coins for the coin collector on your Christmas list.
I’d seen pictures of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar in my Blue Book, but it just didn’t seem “manly” enough to me to care about a coin featuring (in my words) “some lady in a dress.” Besides that, I didn’t care for the Eagle on the reverse of the coin. It seemed over-sized, and out of proportion to the rest of the coin. But I was required to have one to complete my “Twentieth Century Type Set,” so I went to a