Over the last 3 years, I have been a collector of silver coins, but not gold. Recently, however, I have made my first steps in the endeavor of collecting gold coins. The plan is to gradually build my gold stack over many years, one coin at a time. At the moment, my interests are in the modern $5 US gold coins, and I have bought two of them as of today. Since I couldn't find a forum thread covering this topic, I started this thread (some of this material is taken from different threads and moved here). Here is the 1st gold coin in my collection: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191802157009?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT This coin is the 2015-w US Marshal Uncirculated $5 gold coin. According to the sales figures on Coin News, the mintage of this coin is 6,743, which is very low for coins of this kind. A few coin shops may still have these coins in their inventory, but they are clearing it out quickly. I have also made a purchase for a 2nd gold coin, but it has not yet arrived: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-W-Moun...363004?hash=item51e01d3afc:g:9QMAAOSwHnFV303O This coin is the 1991-w Mount Rushmore Uncirculated $5 gold coin. Although the mintage is higher for this coin, and it has a lower grade, the price I paid was very close to spot.