Buying physical Gold. Where or who to buy from? 1 oz. coins vs 1 oz. bars?

By jbnaples, July 22, 2017

I’d like to allocate about 20% ($10,000) currently, of my investments in physical gold.
Can some of my friendly Gumshoe Irregulars share with me the best way to buy and eventually sell my physical gold? Where or who from and to?
1 oz. coins or 1 oz. bars? Does it really matter if you’re not buying collectible coins?
American vs Canadian?
Thanks in advance for any wisdom you care to share. JB

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe
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I personally like buying official US and Canadian coins, since those are typically sold at a low premium and are well-recognized. I tend to use APMEX as my online dealer, their prices are good and I’ve found them to be reputable and have good customer service, but I’m sure there are lots of good dealers out there. It does not necessarily matter if you’re not buying collectibles, but if you’re talking about coins that cost $1,200-$1,300 apiece I don’t think it’s worthwhile to save $20-50 by buying an unknown and uncrecognized coin that might be harder to sell — the… Read more »
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