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$10 Indian Eagle Gold Coin VF+ – Random Year

$10 Indian Eagle Gold Coin VF+ – Random Year

Test the purity of gold and silver coins and bars with the Sigma Metalytics advanced precious metal scanning machine to detect fake or counterfeit coins.

Have you tested the purity of your gold and silver coins? With the Precious Metal Testing Scanner from Sigma Metalytics, you can instantly verify that the coins you own or are interested in purchasing are as pure as advertised. With both the number and quality of fake gold and silver surfacing on the market increasing, the ability to verify the authenticity and purity of your physical gold and silver investments with the exact same device used by the experts at SD Bullion is essential.

This gold and silver testing and detection scanner is used to measure the bulk metal in a bullion bar or coin and ensure that the metal matches the electrical characteristics that would be expected of it.

The testing scanner can assess a sample in less than one second without affecting the coin or bullion in any way. No chemicals are used and no physical damage is done to the coin or bullion being tested. Unlike in other testing methods, plating and surface features do not significantly impact the unit’s ability to measure the underlying metal. Using electromagnetic waves that penetrate deeply into the coin or bar, plating and surface features are largely ignored, and the main body of metal assessed. The testing scanner can see through plastic cases and bags, so numismatic coins do not need to be removed from protective holders.

Different sized sensors are used for different sized samples. The biggest sensor is in the main housing and is used for large samples, like 1-ounce coins and bars. To measure smaller objects one of two external wands is connected to the main unit via a cable. The large wand is used for coins weighing between ¼ and 1 ounce. The small wand can be used for smaller samples, such as 1-gram bars and CombiBars, 1/10-ounce coins, and the like. We now offer a new Bullion Wand as an option which is included with this purchase. This new wand will penetrate the surface of gold and silver bars to a depth of 2 mm (.08 in).

The user selects the metal that the sample is expected to be. The testing scanner sets the value of that metal’s resistivity to the center of the bar display. The bar display has brackets that show the expected range of the reading for the selected metal. So, for example, if the user selects pure gold as the metal, and pure gold is placed on the sensor, a value within the brackets will be obtained. Virtually any other metal with a similar weight will fall far outside this range. If the actual reading does not correspond to the expected reading, an arrow will show up on the bar display.

Many standard metals are stored in the Precious Metal Testing Scanner and can be selected by the user. For example, for gold coins the user can select pure gold, 22 K gold, 90% gold, or American eagle gold; for silver, pure silver, sterling silver, 90% silver. and Britannia silver. Pure platinum, palladium, rhodium, and copper also have stored values. Each of these coin and bullion metals will produce a unique reading on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner. Even small changes in alloy make a big difference in the readings on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner.

The Precious Metal Testing Scanner has many advantages:

  1. Can be used with any metal.
  2. Reads the metal bulk—not coatings and plating.
  3. Can read through packaging.
  4. Very fast—1 second results.
  5. No wet chemistry, no consumables, no scraping or filing.
  6. Inexpensive to buy and use.
  7. Detects and prevents precious metal fraud.
  8. Can assist in determining numismatic authenticity.
  9. Easy to use, easy to program for additional sample types.
  10. Portable—long battery life.
  11. Durable—no maintenance required.
  12. NEW BULLION Wand increases the depth of measurement by a factor of four.

The three wand attachments are able to detect a multitude of pre-programmed metal contents including:

  • Gold – Pure
  • Gold – 91.7% 22K Crown
  • Gold – 90%
  • Gold – American Eagle
  • Gold – 98.6%
  • Silver – 99.99% Pure
  • Silver – 99.9% Pure
  • Silver – 92.5% Sterling
  • Silver – Morgan Dollar
  • Silver – Peace Dollar
  • Silver – 90% Coin
  • Silver – 96% Britannia
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Rhodium
  • Copper

Includes:

  • 3 Attachment Wands
  • Carrying Case
  • Instructional Manual
  • USB Cable
  • Charger

More questions? Click here to see our frequently asked questions.

Published at Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:37:28 +0000

$5 Indian Half Eagle Gold Coin VF+ – Random Year

$5 Indian Half Eagle Gold Coin VF+ – Random Year

The Doc’s Satisfaction Guarantee

The Doc believes in doing business the old-fashioned way. We provide every customer with a refund, return and/or exchange policy on everything we sell including all bullion and ammunition. If for any reason you have an issue with your order, please give us a call. We will always do our best to accommodate you!

Published at Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:33:19 +0000

$10 Liberty Gold Eagle Coin VF+ – Random Year

$10 Liberty Gold Eagle Coin VF+ – Random Year

Test the purity of gold and silver coins and bars with the Sigma Metalytics advanced precious metal scanning machine to detect fake or counterfeit coins.

Have you tested the purity of your gold and silver coins? With the Precious Metal Testing Scanner from Sigma Metalytics, you can instantly verify that the coins you own or are interested in purchasing are as pure as advertised. With both the number and quality of fake gold and silver surfacing on the market increasing, the ability to verify the authenticity and purity of your physical gold and silver investments with the exact same device used by the experts at SD Bullion is essential.

This gold and silver testing and detection scanner is used to measure the bulk metal in a bullion bar or coin and ensure that the metal matches the electrical characteristics that would be expected of it.

The testing scanner can assess a sample in less than one second without affecting the coin or bullion in any way. No chemicals are used and no physical damage is done to the coin or bullion being tested. Unlike in other testing methods, plating and surface features do not significantly impact the unit’s ability to measure the underlying metal. Using electromagnetic waves that penetrate deeply into the coin or bar, plating and surface features are largely ignored, and the main body of metal assessed. The testing scanner can see through plastic cases and bags, so numismatic coins do not need to be removed from protective holders.

Different sized sensors are used for different sized samples. The biggest sensor is in the main housing and is used for large samples, like 1-ounce coins and bars. To measure smaller objects one of two external wands is connected to the main unit via a cable. The large wand is used for coins weighing between ¼ and 1 ounce. The small wand can be used for smaller samples, such as 1-gram bars and CombiBars, 1/10-ounce coins, and the like. We now offer a new Bullion Wand as an option which is included with this purchase. This new wand will penetrate the surface of gold and silver bars to a depth of 2 mm (.08 in).

The user selects the metal that the sample is expected to be. The testing scanner sets the value of that metal’s resistivity to the center of the bar display. The bar display has brackets that show the expected range of the reading for the selected metal. So, for example, if the user selects pure gold as the metal, and pure gold is placed on the sensor, a value within the brackets will be obtained. Virtually any other metal with a similar weight will fall far outside this range. If the actual reading does not correspond to the expected reading, an arrow will show up on the bar display.

Many standard metals are stored in the Precious Metal Testing Scanner and can be selected by the user. For example, for gold coins the user can select pure gold, 22 K gold, 90% gold, or American eagle gold; for silver, pure silver, sterling silver, 90% silver. and Britannia silver. Pure platinum, palladium, rhodium, and copper also have stored values. Each of these coin and bullion metals will produce a unique reading on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner. Even small changes in alloy make a big difference in the readings on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner.

The Precious Metal Testing Scanner has many advantages:

  1. Can be used with any metal.
  2. Reads the metal bulk—not coatings and plating.
  3. Can read through packaging.
  4. Very fast—1 second results.
  5. No wet chemistry, no consumables, no scraping or filing.
  6. Inexpensive to buy and use.
  7. Detects and prevents precious metal fraud.
  8. Can assist in determining numismatic authenticity.
  9. Easy to use, easy to program for additional sample types.
  10. Portable—long battery life.
  11. Durable—no maintenance required.
  12. NEW BULLION Wand increases the depth of measurement by a factor of four.

The three wand attachments are able to detect a multitude of pre-programmed metal contents including:

  • Gold – Pure
  • Gold – 91.7% 22K Crown
  • Gold – 90%
  • Gold – American Eagle
  • Gold – 98.6%
  • Silver – 99.99% Pure
  • Silver – 99.9% Pure
  • Silver – 92.5% Sterling
  • Silver – Morgan Dollar
  • Silver – Peace Dollar
  • Silver – 90% Coin
  • Silver – 96% Britannia
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Rhodium
  • Copper

Includes:

  • 3 Attachment Wands
  • Carrying Case
  • Instructional Manual
  • USB Cable
  • Charger

More questions? Click here to see our frequently asked questions.

Published at Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:59:26 +0000

Armenia Noah’s Ark Silver Coins BU 1 oz – Random Year

Armenia Noah’s Ark Silver Coins BU 1 oz – Random Year

The Armenian Noah’s Ark silver coin depicts one of the most iconic stories in human history.

1 troy oz of pure .999 fine silver, the coin is minted by Germany’s Geiger Edelmetalle, is issued by the Central Bank of Armenia, and has an official face value of 500 DRAMS.

The stunning reverse depicts Noah’s Ark floating on the receding flood waters near Mt. Ararat, with a dove in flight with an olive branch in its mouth.

The obverse depicts the Armenian coat of arms, year of minting, and the face value of 500 DRAM.

One of the most popular and sought after modern bullion coins, the Armenian Noah’s Ark silver coins typically have an extremely low production.

Secure your beautiful Noah’s Ark 1 oz Silver coins today from SD Bullion before they’re gone!

Specifications:

1 troy oz .999 fine Silver.
Multiples of 20 ship in original mint tubes
Multiples of 500 ship in wooden “Monster” boxes direct from the mint
Air tite size: 39mm

Published at Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:31:48 +0000

IRS Gold Buying Reporting & IRS Gold Selling Privacy

IRS Gold Buying Reporting & IRS Gold Selling Privacy

Learn which gold, platinum, palladium, and silver bullion selling transactions are mandated to be reported to the IRS (for tax purposes) and what kind of bullion buying falls under current Anti-Money Laundering Laws (applicable to either suspicious or cash and cash equivalents high volume transactions).

If bullion buying privacy and bullion selling privacy is important to you, the following information should be enlightening and helpful within the United States (and most AML compliant nation states).

PLEASE NOTE
In the USA, all applicable capital gains taxes are to be paid regardless if the bullion transaction is private or not. Whether private or reported, no bullion product sales are exempt from any applicable capital gains taxes (state or federal). Consult your tax professional on any bullion sales losses or gains you may have.

Have you ever wondered why many online bullion dealers will not accept large payments in cash or cash equivalents?

Why do banks fill out Currency Transaction Reports on their clients if they want to deposit or withdraw more than $10,000 USD in one transaction or within a small time frame?

Why do banks, casinos, money service businesses, and other financial service institutions file Suspicious Activity Reports?

Gold AML Policy & Gold KYC Roots

The Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 is often referred to as ‘Anti-Money Laundering Law’ or AML for short. The intention of this legislation occurred under the Nixon administration, and is purportedly in existence to thwart and track suspicious activities and capital flows which might signify money laundering, tax evasion, drug dealing, terrorism, and other criminal activities.

While many commercial banks are often alleged to have done exactly this, many individuals and various other companies are often prosecuted and convicted of money laundering crimes.

Knowing your customer is now key for any financial institutions ( e.g. banks, brokerages, etc. ) who want to remain in business long term.

Is there any government reporting when buying gold, silver, or other bullion products from bullion dealers?

Bullion dealers are not required to report any compliant bullion buying transactions to any government agencies.

Almost all competent high volume online bullion dealers purposely set up their payment policies to minimize suspicious order potentiality and the daily inspections required which can produce additional costs, time requirements, and energies expended by bullion dealers to properly report any suspicious gold, platinum, palladium, silver bullion or other customer buying transactions to government agencies.

By in large, within the retail online bullion dealer industry, we would educationally guess that the high 99-percentile of customer bullion orders are never reported to any government agencies. Let us further explains why this remains so.

Online Bullion Dealer Payment Privacy

Online bullion dealers often stipulate that they only receive large payments from currency sources which are already within the AML compliant, KYC regulated financial system (e.g. bank wire transfers, personal checks, business checks, PayPal, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, ACH transfers, Bitcoin, etc).

Cash or cash equivalents like cashier’s checks, traveler’ checks, or postal money orders are often accepted by online bullion dealers but with stipulations regarding whether they are private or not. See IRS 8300 rules for further details as to why.

List of Reported Bullion Purchases (Gold, Palladium, Platinum, Silver)

PAYMENT METHODREPORTABLE AMOUNTIRS 8300 REPORTED
Credit CardNo AmountNo, never
Debit CardNo AmountNo, never
Personal CheckNo AmountNo, never
Business CheckNo AmountNo, never
Bank Wire TransferNo AmountNo, never
PayPalNo AmountNo, never
ACHNo AmountNo, never
BitCoin (via BitPay)No AmountNo, never
Traveler’s Checks$10,000 USD and overIn 1 purchase or multiple related customer purchases (gold dealer discretion)
Money Order$10,000 USD and overIn 1 purchase or multiple related customer purchases (gold dealer discretion)
Bank Draft$10,000 USD and overIn 1 purchase or multiple related customer purchases (gold dealer discretion)
Cashier’s Check$10,000 USD and overIn 1 purchase or multiple related customer purchases (gold dealer discretion)
Cash or (cash equivalents)$10,000 USD and overIn 1 purchase or multiple related customer purchases (gold dealer discretion)

Note that any Structuring of payments for Gold, Silver, or other Bullion requires SARs

Bullion buying privacy requires that paying customers do not structure gold, silver, or other bullion purchases with cash or cash equivalent payments totaling over $10,000 USD (i.e. by combining multiple cashier checks, postal money orders, cash, or cash equivalent funds) and or engaging in other suspicious activities.

All these very same compliance statutes also apply to any local brick and mortar coin shops, bullion dealers, money service businesses, pawn shops, etc.

It is up to the discretion of each business to track and report any suspicious activity, cash, or cash equivalent structured payments for physical precious metal bullion products.

Is there any government reporting when selling gold, silver, or other bullion products to bullion dealers?

Within the USA, this depends upon:

  • the specific bullion products being sold to the bullion dealer
  • the specific quantities of bullion products being sold to the bullion dealer
  • the specific time-frames of multiple bullion products being sold to the bullion dealer

Gold IRS 1099-b and Silver IRS 1099-b Qualifying Sales

If you sell your bullion to a bullion dealer the question said bullion dealer must ask themselves is what product you are selling them, in what volumes, and within what timeframe(s)?

Within the USA, whether selling bullion to a dealer online or in a brick and mortar store, the customer to dealer bullion selling privacy rules are all the same.

Specific quantity thresholds and types of bullion products when sold to bullion dealers in the United States are deemed reportable on IRS-1099B forms.

When selling to a US based bullion dealing company either in one transaction or in multiple within small time frames, the following current minimum reportable IRS-1099 B bullion transactions are as follows:

REPORTED IRS BULLION ITEMs SOLD
(customers selling to US based bullion dealers)
MINIMUM FINENESSMINIMUM BULLION IRS
REPORTABLE AMOUNTs (not structured)
Gold bars / rounds0.99532.15 troy oz or more
Silver bars / rounds0.9991000 troy oz or more
Platinum bars / rounds0.999525 troy oz or more
Palladium bars / rounds0.9995100 troy oz more
1 oz Gold Maple Leaf Coinsas minted25 troy oz or more
1 oz Gold Krugerrand Coinsas minted25 troy oz or more
1 oz Gold Mexican Onza Coinsas minted25 troy oz or more
Constitutional US 90% Silver Coinsas minted$1,000 face value bag, any combination of various sized coins

At the time of producing this document ( December 2017 ), every other government issued bullion coin not explicitly listed above, remains fully exempt from US based bullion sales to bullion dealer IRS 1099B reporting requirements.

If you sell the required volume of reportable products to a US based bullion dealer, they the bullion dealer specifically is required to fill out an IRS 1099B Form with your applicable tax information (social security information and or passport ID information for international customers outside the USA).

Silver Selling Privacy

For example, based on current statutes, you can currently sell any and all government minted .999 silver bullion coins to US based bullion dealers and those government issued silver coins are exempt from IRS 1099B bullion dealer reporting requirements.

This thus includes the following popular private silver bullion coins sold to dealers:

American Silver Eagle Coins & ATB Silver Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Armenian Noah’s Ark Silver Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Austrian Silver Philharmonic Coins (any sizes and volumes)

British Royal Mint Silver Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Chinese Silver Panda Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Mexican Silver Libertad Coins (any sizes and volumes)

New Zealand Mint Silver Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Perth Mint Australian Silver Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Gold Selling Privacy

For gold coins, government reporting privacy also extends for any quantities of the following gold coins sold in any quantities to US based bullion dealers:

American Gold Eagle Coins (any sizes and volumes)

American Gold Buffalo Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Austrian Gold Philharmonic Coins (any sizes and volumes)

British Royal Mint Gold Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Chinese Gold Panda Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Perth Mint Australian Gold Coins (any sizes and volumes)

Platinum Selling Privacy

Based on current statutes, you can currently sell any and all government minted .999 platinum bullion coins to US based bullion dealers and those government issued platinum coins are exempt from IRS 1099B bullion dealer reporting requirements.

Palladium Selling Privacy

Based on current statutes, you can currently sell any and all government minted .999 palladium bullion coins to US based bullion dealers and those government issued palladium coins are both exempt from IRS 1099B bullion dealer reporting requirements.

AGAIN, YOU MUST NOTE
Whether a purchase or sale is private or reported, no bullion product sales are exempt from any applicable capital gains taxes (either state or federal).

Consult your tax professional on any and all bullion sales losses or gains you may have past, present, or future.

Published at Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:13:31 +0000

How to Sell Your Bullion

How to Sell Your Bullion

Physical bullion is one of the most liquid and easy items to sell. Here we cover many do’s and don’ts to help you better sell your gold, platinum, palladium, or silver bullion successfully.

Bullion Selling Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do shop for the best bid price offers for the bullion products you are selling.

  • Do not simply take the first offer you get when you are looking to sell bullion.

  • Do your research between both local and online bullion dealer bid prices.

  • Do not sell your bullion on websites like Craigslist (dangerous and fraud riddled)

  • Do consider that often many high volume bullion dealers may have published live bid prices for the products they are bidding to buy. Yet note also these live bid price posting bullion dealers may have hidden tiered volume bid prices or minimum buyback thresholds. This means if you are only selling a small amount of bullion, you may not receive the bid price they have actively published on their website. Always inquire about additional fees potentially hidden (restocking, even assay fees, etc.).

  • Do not simply sell based on the highest bid price, consider safety and the business track record of the potential counterparty you may be selling to.

  • Do consider selling highly collectible bullion items on eBay but be sure to note that as of 2017, eBay takes 10% or up to a maximum $750 USD of current bullion sales. Hence for example on a $10k bullion sale, eBay would take $750 USD meaning you would get back $9,250 USD barring all other listing upgrade fees. Also beware of payment fraud problems that occur on eBay.

  • Don’t sell your bullion to any dealer without performing proper due diligence on their business practices and organic customer reviews. Try using 3rd party review websites and bullion forums (reddit / facebook) to hear as many new and unbiased customer experiences as possible.

  • Do consider packaging and fully insuring shipping costs to the location where your bullion is being shipped and safely delivered to when sold (more information on shipping bullion safely below).

  • Do not accept checks from any individual buyers as a bank check can be rescinded or cancelled only a few days after you have given your bullion to the buyer (potential fraud here is rampant).

  • Do consider, during high demand, high bullion price premium bullion market surges, to sell some high premium bullion items you own and perhaps quickly convert the proceeds into lower premium bullion products (thus acquiring more troy ounces) or divert the funds into other, more undervalued asset classes on sale at the time.

The Bullion Selling Process

When selling large lots of bullion, trusted online bullion dealers are likely the safest and best method to receive the highest price possible for what you are selling coupled with the lowest risks of fraud or potential issues.

When selling small lots of bullion (e.g. less than perhaps $1k USD) trusted local bullion dealers in city centers may be best given the speed of payment and lack of shipping fees associated with such a quick, same day sale.

For online bullion dealers, the process generally involves a phone call and an explicit description of the exact product(s) you are seeking to sell. Most bullion dealers will be able to give you an immediate bid price offer on the phone.

If you have already shopped around, and this bid price is competitive, most often you can ‘lock in’ that bid price with a credit or debit card for collateral reasons (in case for some reason you don’t deliver the bullion you are selling according to the bullion dealer’s policy). From here your next step is safely shipping the sold bullion to the address which the bullion dealer mandates.

Bullion Shipping Process (Fully Insured, Best Practices)

Before shipping your bullion products, be certain to document all the contents of the package before finally sealing the parcel. This means taking pictures of the bullion products and specific packing slip documents you are packing into the parcel. You want to do this in case of the small chance someone steals and or breaks into the parcel in route to its destination.

Now let us discuss the most safe, fully insurable method to ship bullion parcels domestically in the USA.

USPS Registered Mail is the safest option for domestic Bullion Shipments

When shipping bullion in mail within the USA, the USPS Registered Mail service remains the best general shipment option in terms of overall price, safety, value, and potential insurance coverage.

USPS Registered Mail parcels can be insured for up to $50,000 USD per parcel at your local USPS Post Office.

Safest way to ship Gold BullionSafest way to ship Gold Bullion = USPS Registered Mail
(as well platinum, palladium, silver bullion + other precious metals)

Steps to Shipping Bullion with USPS Registered Mail

In order to ship with USPS Registered Mail you will need a few items to make a safe and compliant shipment.

The following are basic best-practices for safe bullion shipping within the USA:

  • Have a filled out USPS Form 3806

  • Use a minimum of 2 boxes, One smaller box within to contain the shipped bullion, another Priority Mail box for the parcel’s exterior.

  • Packing slip(s) which identifies the items being shipped from and to whom, order numbers, details, etc.

  • Ensure the bullion contents do not jingle or make noise. Try putting packed paper or styrofoam peanuts inside each round or coin tube’s top before securely taping them all shut. For bullion bars, use tightly taped paper coverings or bubble wrappings between bars for secure silence.

  • To ensure bullion round or coin tube tops stay shut, apply robust filament tape to secure each tube top remains closed in transit.

  • All box USPS Registered Mail parcels should have 3″ wide gummed paper tape covering all corners of the outer box to ensure a tamper proof stamped seal on the outer edges of the parcel.

  • Do not ship more than about 500 to 600 oz of silver bullion per parcel as there is a 70 pound max weight threshold, as well if dropped the potentiality of parcel breakage increases the heavier it weighs.

Private shipment service providers like FedEx (see 18.4), DHL (here) and UPS (see here) explicitly prohibit individuals from fully insuring precious metal bullion shipments. Note this precious metal private shipper exclusion just mentioned, does not include bullion businesses who often have direct operation agreements with the private carriers they ship with as well as additional third party insurance backstops covering themselves and their customer base.

Why is USPS Registered Mail so much safer compared to private carriers?

First, if USPS employees are caught stealing Registered Mail parcels typically they end up in Federal Prison and also forfeit their often coveted (likely underfunded) government pension plans.

As well USPS Registered Mail has an additional layer of security proved by the US Postal Inspection Service. US Postal Inspectors are fact-finding and investigative agents, they are sworn federal law enforcement officers who carry firearms, make arrests, and serve federal search warrants and subpoenas. When postal inspectors show up on scene, virtually any and all disappearing parcels often too ‘magically’ show up as well.

Thus the USPIS also helps ensure that USPS Registered Mail will likely remain the safest and best option for individuals shipping bullion fully insured through the USA’s domestic mail system.

Bullion Selling Payment Process

Most online bullion dealers pay, on bullion sales to them, via a mailed bank check, ACH transfer, or bank wire transfer. This typically depends upon the size and quantity of bullion an individual is selling to a dealer and the dealer’s respective internal policies and service sophistication.

The entire customer bullion selling to online bullion dealer process (from price ‘lock-in’, shipping, safe delivery, and final payment) can range from less than one week to a few weeks depending on logistics and market demand volumes.

To sell your bullion safely, you should seek dependable trustworthy counterparties who honor their word and offer a fair price. Then follow the aforementioned common sense steps in packing, documenting, fully insuring, and shipping sold bullion products safe and sound.

Published at Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:30:24 +0000

$100 Face Value 90% Mercury Dimes

$100 Face Value 90% Mercury Dimes

Keep your stash of 90% Silver coins protected in style with an empty SD Bullion branded canvas bag! These bags are the same ones used in our vault facilty so they do have a small amount of wear on them though they are perfect to hold $100 Face Value of 90% Silver or 40% Silver!

Published at Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:09:22 +0000

2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin

2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagle Coin

A brilliant platinum release joins its Gold and Silver American Eagle counterparts as part of the famed Platinum American Eagle series. These 2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagles feature the premium quality and craftsmanship that we have come to expect from the US Mint.

This 2018 release is particularly important due to an announcement by the United States Mint that promised annually-changing designs on Platinum Eagle releases from 2018 to 2020 — making these the first ever American Eagles with annually-changing designs.

The Platinum Eagles series was launched only in 1997 — over a decade after the launch of the American Gold and Silver Eagles. Although Platinum Eagles releases have been plagued by sporadic interruptions, both collectors and investors remain on the lookout for the next coin in this program.

Lady Liberty’s solemn expression rendered by John Mercanti, the US Mint’s Chief Engraver, on the coins’ obverse sides grabs the viewer’s eye immediately. This portrayal is accompanied by the word ‘Liberty’ and year of issue.

On the other hand, the reverses feature a majestic eagle soaring high above the clouds — with the rising sun in the backdrop.

Each of these coins contains 1 troy ounce of 0.9995 pure platinum. Moreover, they are considered legal tender with face values of $100.

Grab these 2018 1 oz Platinum American Eagles and maintain a complete set of Platinum Eagles from the United States Mint. Not only do they look great in your coin collection, their pure platinum content adds much-needed diversification to precious metals portfolios.

Specifications:

Tube Quantity: 20
Monster Box Quantity: 100
Denomination: $100
Diameter: 32.7 mm
Purity: 0.9995

Published at Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:21:23 +0000

1 oz Pamp Suisse Faith Series Cross Gold Bar In Assay

1 oz Pamp Suisse Faith Series Cross Gold Bar In Assay

Test the purity of gold and silver coins and bars with the Sigma Metalytics advanced precious metal scanning machine to detect fake or counterfeit coins.

Have you tested the purity of your gold and silver coins? With the Precious Metal Testing Scanner from Sigma Metalytics, you can instantly verify that the coins you own or are interested in purchasing are as pure as advertised. With both the number and quality of fake gold and silver surfacing on the market increasing, the ability to verify the authenticity and purity of your physical gold and silver investments with the exact same device used by the experts at SD Bullion is essential.

This gold and silver testing and detection scanner is used to measure the bulk metal in a bullion bar or coin and ensure that the metal matches the electrical characteristics that would be expected of it.

The testing scanner can assess a sample in less than one second without affecting the coin or bullion in any way. No chemicals are used and no physical damage is done to the coin or bullion being tested. Unlike in other testing methods, plating and surface features do not significantly impact the unit’s ability to measure the underlying metal. Using electromagnetic waves that penetrate deeply into the coin or bar, plating and surface features are largely ignored, and the main body of metal assessed. The testing scanner can see through plastic cases and bags, so numismatic coins do not need to be removed from protective holders.

Different sized sensors are used for different sized samples. The biggest sensor is in the main housing and is used for large samples, like 1-ounce coins and bars. To measure smaller objects one of two external wands is connected to the main unit via a cable. The large wand is used for coins weighing between ¼ and 1 ounce. The small wand can be used for smaller samples, such as 1-gram bars and CombiBars, 1/10-ounce coins, and the like. We now offer a new Bullion Wand as an option which is included with this purchase. This new wand will penetrate the surface of gold and silver bars to a depth of 2 mm (.08 in).

The user selects the metal that the sample is expected to be. The testing scanner sets the value of that metal’s resistivity to the center of the bar display. The bar display has brackets that show the expected range of the reading for the selected metal. So, for example, if the user selects pure gold as the metal, and pure gold is placed on the sensor, a value within the brackets will be obtained. Virtually any other metal with a similar weight will fall far outside this range. If the actual reading does not correspond to the expected reading, an arrow will show up on the bar display.

Many standard metals are stored in the Precious Metal Testing Scanner and can be selected by the user. For example, for gold coins the user can select pure gold, 22 K gold, 90% gold, or American eagle gold; for silver, pure silver, sterling silver, 90% silver. and Britannia silver. Pure platinum, palladium, rhodium, and copper also have stored values. Each of these coin and bullion metals will produce a unique reading on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner. Even small changes in alloy make a big difference in the readings on the Precious Metal Testing Scanner.

The Precious Metal Testing Scanner has many advantages:

  1. Can be used with any metal.
  2. Reads the metal bulk—not coatings and plating.
  3. Can read through packaging.
  4. Very fast—1 second results.
  5. No wet chemistry, no consumables, no scraping or filing.
  6. Inexpensive to buy and use.
  7. Detects and prevents precious metal fraud.
  8. Can assist in determining numismatic authenticity.
  9. Easy to use, easy to program for additional sample types.
  10. Portable—long battery life.
  11. Durable—no maintenance required.
  12. NEW BULLION Wand increases the depth of measurement by a factor of four.

The three wand attachments are able to detect a multitude of pre-programmed metal contents including:

  • Gold – Pure
  • Gold – 91.7% 22K Crown
  • Gold – 90%
  • Gold – American Eagle
  • Gold – 98.6%
  • Silver – 99.99% Pure
  • Silver – 99.9% Pure
  • Silver – 92.5% Sterling
  • Silver – Morgan Dollar
  • Silver – Peace Dollar
  • Silver – 90% Coin
  • Silver – 96% Britannia
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Rhodium
  • Copper

Includes:

  • 3 Attachment Wands
  • Carrying Case
  • Instructional Manual
  • USB Cable
  • Charger

More questions? Click here to see our frequently asked questions.

Published at Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:26:22 +0000

2018 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin BU | 30th Anniversary

2018 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin BU | 30th Anniversary

The Doc’s Satisfaction Guarantee

The Doc believes in doing business the old-fashioned way. We provide every customer with a refund, return and/or exchange policy on everything we sell including all bullion and ammunition. If for any reason you have an issue with your order, please give us a call. We will always do our best to accommodate you!

Published at Thu, 01 Feb 2018 22:58:17 +0000