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I am looking to obtain my first gold coin, what would be ideal coins to start with?
I don't want to put alot of money into getting one, so coins that are obtainable for melt value or just over preferred.

Examples ive seen so far have been the 5 and 10 french francs from the mid 1800's.
Other similiar size/price coins would be ideal suggestions.
(no bullion/investment coins, only coins that have been circulated as currency)

If you know the gold value aswell as the average price (via ebay) it would be most helpful


Thanks in advance!
-Ash
I would say bad time to get one because it's so ridiculously pricey right now but maybe in hindsight the gold price might not get much better for a long time.
A small 2.5 peso is often a starter coin (but the most available will likely be the restrike year).
A range of french 20 franc coins can be had for a few dollars above melt.
Jamais l'or n'a perdu la plus petite occasion de se montrer stupide. -Balzac
Or you can get 0.5 g coin as your first gold coin with a minimum investment of any country.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces194019.html
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-Mongolia-1000-Tugrik-Togrog-LINCOLN-150th-Anniversary-GOLD-Proof-5-gram/363050934880?hash=item548785a260%3Ag%3As3kAAOSwGpxfEhlC&LH_BIN=1
The 20 Francs are the best ones so far, but a 5 or 10 might suite better if I do go for france, they care nice looking coins.

As for the Mexican 2 1/2 Pesos they also look nice but there is alot of mark-up on the ones ive seen.

I'm not interested in non-circulating/commerative coins.
-Ash
Smaller coins tend to have higher premiums. The French 10 francs are scarce and tend to be expensive. Likewise if you like the 20th century Mexican coins the 10 peso is probably the best value.

A Royal sovereign is an another good candidate.
Jamais l'or n'a perdu la plus petite occasion de se montrer stupide. -Balzac
May I ask, what kind of prices do you handle for theese coins? Just to compare with what I can find here

I am behind my first gold coin too
Se queres ca muller che queira, ten diñeiro na carteira
As it looks like you are UK based I would suggest the sovereign (or half sovereign depending on how much you are willing to spend)

I would also suggest buying them from a bullion dealer rather than eBay. At today's gold prices there is £360 worth of gold a in full sovereign and you could pick up a Victorian one for about £400.

They are also capital gains tax free should gold ever reach £30k an Oz. (Until Mr Sunak changes the tax rules to pay for Covid)
Quote: "klei92"​May I ask, what kind of prices do you handle for theese coins? Just to compare with what I can find here

​I am behind my first gold coin too
​here is a site with current quotes. no need to thank me, also,
not an endorsement, just a place to see buy-it-now prices of everything.
Jamais l'or n'a perdu la plus petite occasion de se montrer stupide. -Balzac
Quote: "FlyingRedPanda"​I am looking to obtain my first gold coin, what would be ideal coins to start with?
​I don't want to put alot of money into getting one, so coins that are obtainable for melt value or just over preferred.

​Examples ive seen so far have been the 5 and 10 french francs from the mid 1800's.
​Other similiar size/price coins would be ideal suggestions.
​(no bullion/investment coins, only coins that have been circulated as currency)

​If you know the gold value aswell as the average price (via ebay) it would be most helpful


​Thanks in advance!

a Mexican gold one dollar is the cheapest I can find on NGC that is gold and is relatively seen in gold shops,

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces13933.html



next I would recommend the British half sovereign. They are very comman to come across and have a small to no premium presuming it’s not a key date or early queen Victoria

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces13258.html

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