When buying bullion, many people default to the Royal Canadian Mint or other national mints. However, there are many other brands that offer excellent bullion products, despite being less well known. Colonial Acres Coins carries a wide variety of bullion rounds, bars, coins and more. Our catalogue is the perfect place to find the right bullion for your collection.
Why Buy Bullion?
For centuries, bullion was the standard for transferring wealth. All coins had a set precious metal content that gave them an intrinsic value beyond being currency. Today, that is no longer the case and nearly all world currencies are based on a fiat system. However, many people still buy bullion for investment and wealth-protection purposes.
Many people also buy bullion because it can be a fun thing to collect. Many bullion rounds have attractive designs. Plus, some bullion brands have unique histories that can be enjoyable to participate in.
3 Top Bullion Brands
Beyond the national mints, there are some bullion brands that you should know if you want to collect these products. The following are the first three in our series highlighting other brands.
The Swiss-based Valcambi is the largest gold refinery in the world. It primarily produces gold and silver bullion bars. Colonial Acres Coins sells these in various sizes.
Valcambi was originally founded by Swiss investors who were interested in the precious metal business. Today, it is wholly owned by the Swiss-based Global Gold Refineries, Ltd., and its parent, Rajesh Exports Ltd. The refinery focuses solely on precious metals. The team uses the best practices in gold and silver refinement to offer high-quality products for customers all around the world. The Valcambi brand is well known in refining and bullion circles.
This is a widely respected brand. While you may not recognize it as easily as operations like the RCM, Valcambi offers some of the highest quality bullion on the market. Their bars come in attractive packaging with certification numbers to help prove their value.
If you want a Canadian bullion brand, Beaver Bullion may be for you. Plus, this brand has a strong reputation for producing hand-crafted bullion products. Whether you choose one of the classic beaver designs or something a little edgier, Beaver Bullion has the rounds, bars and other products for you. Colonial Acres Coins has a large selection of items from this brand.
Founded by John Masterson, Beaver Bullion focuses primarily on silver bullion products. Masterson created the business partially because he wanted people to be able to handle silver products with less worry. Many bullion coins, such as Eagles, Libertads and Kooks, can lose value quickly if touched with bare hands. So, he started hand-pouring bullion that could be available with less scarcity than the products of national mints.
Of course, Beaver Bullion is still valuable because of the silver and gold content. It just helps you avoid tarnishing a rare collectible coin. Read more about Beaver Bullion in this blog.
Based formerly in New Jersey, Engelhard is another must-know bullion brand. Until the late ’80s, it produced bars and rounds for both the transference of precious metals and collecting. Some of the ‘legacy’ ingots have grown quite valuable as interest in Engelhard has grown over the years.
The company was founded by Charles W. Engelhard Sr. in 1902. It continued to be held by the Engelhard family until a sale to German chemical company BASF in 2006. Many of the bars produced by Engelhard are highly precise production bars, similar to Valcambi. However, the long history of Engelhard means that there are some older, hand-poured examples. Plus, there are a number of varieties on the market. This can make this brand particularly desirable for some collectors.
Order Your Bullion or Other Collectibles Today
Whether you want to invest in bullion or collect coins, Colonial Acres Coins has the right products for you. We offer a diverse range of precious metals products and collectibles. Place your order today.