Investment bullion for the first time buyer
Cavendish Coins is an independent supplier of Gold, Silver and Copper Bullion. No hidden costs, the price you see is the price you pay, plus postage and packaging.
Not only are our silver and copper coins beautiful, these precious metals are also an investment in these uncertain times. In the short term, the price of bullion goes up and down. However, over the longer term it has historically been a good investment and a hedge against inflation. Whether you're a first time buyer or long term collector, we have some interesting coins. Copper has recently been hailed as the new silver - check out our impressive Lakota Indian rounds. Everyone loves to own their own piece of treasure!
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Holding coins and storage
Caring for your coins is fairly straight forward, most importantly avoid touching the faces with bare hands as skin oils and fingerprints will tarnish them. Always hold them by the edges with your thumb and forefinger, remembering to keep the coin away from your breath-stream as the moisture will damage the coins face.
When holding your coins it's always a good idea to put a cloth underneath, thus avoiding scratches should you drop them. Regarding the long term storage use acryllic airtight capsules as they give great protection, and finally for optimum storage they should always be kept at a dry constant temperature.
What is the Spot Price?
We get asked this a lot, and here's a good explanation! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spot_price
Why is your Gold and Silver more than the spot price?
The spot price is the inter-bank transfer price and does not include costs of selling to the public. These costs include taxes, insurance and brokerage fees as well as transportation and storage costs. Additionally we are a business and need to make a small margin!
Are there any additional taxes or charges?
The price you see is the price you pay. The only charge we add on at the check-out is postage and packaging.
Paying online with my debit/credit card?
Unfortunately, we don't accept credit cards for bullion purchases due to small margins and credit card fraud. We do, however, accept payment via Paypal where you can use your credit card. For most customers the easiest way to pay is via direct bank transfer using online banking. Please email us for bank details and an invoice.
Is there a difference between a coin and a round?
The difference is that a coin will have a clearly marked face value in a given currency, for example the 1oz Silver Canadian Maple is officially minted legal tender worth 5 dollars. Rounds and Medalions are produced by private mints and are not legal tender, for instance the 1oz Silver Lakota Round by AOCS Mint.
Does bullion come with a certificate of authenticity?
All coins, rounds and ingots have a mint mark, weight and fineness stamped on them, thus bearing their own 'certificate'.
Do your bars come with an assay certificate?
All of our bullion comes from major worldwide mints and are stamped to show their purity, so the bullion has its own certification. As is standard practice, our bars and coins do not come with a separate certificate.