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Whole vs fractional gold

favorite size gold coins

  • 1/20

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • 1/10

    Votes: 24 22.6%
  • 1/4

    Votes: 32 30.2%
  • 1/2

    Votes: 4 3.8%
  • whole ounce

    Votes: 44 41.5%

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What size do you prefer from 1/20 all the way to whole. I feel like i got to much whole ounces and will start buying more fractional. I like quarter ounces a lot but what about you guys? I know a lot of you like sovereigns and pesos but I'm not into that just yet so what do you guys think?
 

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I think right around 1/4 oz is perfect. Little over or a little under that's fine. For smaller coins Ducats and Dos Pesos. :cheerful:
 

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Where is .2354 as a selection?? (says Irons.....)
 

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I think right around 1/4 oz is perfect. Little over or a little under that's fine. For smaller coins Ducats and Dos Pesos. :cheerful:
Yup. Just ran a quick number, my average size gold coin/bar is .2306 ozt.
 

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Yup. Just ran a quick number, my average size gold coin/bar is .2306 ozt.
My average fractional runs smaller, due to the number of 1 Ducat (.1106 toz) and 20 Franc (.1867 toz).
 

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My average fractional runs smaller, due to the number of 1 Ducat (.1106 toz) and 20 Franc (.1867 toz).
I forgot about 20 francs, those are a great coin too. :cheerful:
 

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Back in the day i would have said the one ouncer cause i liked the sound they made when you chucked them in the drawer. These days the near quarter ounce stuff seems to be the way to go. Unless your loaded than buy the 1 ounce stuff so you can enjoy the sound they make when you chuck them in the drawer. JMHO
 

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Back in the day i would have said the one ouncer cause i liked the sound they made when you chucked them in the drawer. These days the near quarter ounce stuff seems to be the way to go. Unless your loaded than buy the 1 ounce stuff so you can enjoy the sound they make when you chuck them in the drawer. JMHO
I don't think it's wise buying gold when you're drunk.
 

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There's been probably a hundred threads discussing places to hide your gold and silver and Andial chunks his in his underwear drawer.
 

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Yup. Just ran a quick number, my average size gold coin/bar is .2306 ozt.
Not to nitpick, but rather than solve for the mean (average) weight of your coins you should have solved for the 'mode' if you wanted to figure out what size fractional coin you owned the most of.
 

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I say 1 ounce, go big or go home. If Au ever hits $15,000 to $55,000 plus, I got silver for the small chit.


* I want to eventually add a few 50 Pesos to my stack as they have been tempting me. Probably the next new coin I add to my stack when the time is right to add a 50 Pesos.
 

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Were talking gold right?
Moar is better :D

A quick test for you technical types...
Whole in one hand and a fractional in the other.
flip and catch each...see the heavy one feels right:D
 

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I like the $5 US Commemorative's with a sprinkling of Ducats, Dos peso and 1/10 ouncer's to fill in the gaps.....the occasional 5 peso and Chicken finds its way into the group but really contemplating the introduction of Sovereigns into the fold and take Iron's lead on what to stack.
 

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I gotta say my fav is the one i have in my hand at the time.......got a pile of Ducats i really like......and a pile of 50pesos i really like......so .....dare i say this.......size really doesnt matter....personally i prefer the circulated pre-33 US stuff in any size cause of the history and doesnt bother me to handle it .......


ever hold a gold double eagle(check for teeth markes) and just wonder what its bought ...where its been....whoose held it....etc
 

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Yeah, I have a number of them. But I got some biggins increasing the average. A couple of US double eagles and the one from Ethiopia is ~1.15 ozt...
That is a gorgeous coin! . . . . :23_28_100s:
 

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I forgot about 20 francs, those are a great coin too. :cheerful:
I almost forgot about the 20 roosters too. Maybe today is time to buy another fistful.

But to build a stash starting with overpriced high premium fractionals as opposed to low premium larger gold? That is folly.
 

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I think its important to have some of all. After all, GOLD IS CURRENCY and nobody carries around just a bag of nickles or dimes exclusively. When the SHTF you need GOLD change!
 

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I think its important to have some of all. After all, GOLD IS CURRENCY and nobody carries around just a bag of nickles or dimes exclusively. When the SHTF you need GOLD change!
Or silver, of course by then silver will probably be more valuable then gold, so scratch that.
 

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Yeah, I have a number of them. But I got some biggins increasing the average. A couple of US double eagles and the one from Ethiopia is ~1.15 ozt...
With the POG these days, I've been on a 4 Ducat kick (~,44 toz).
 
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I think its important to have some of all. After all, GOLD IS CURRENCY and nobody carries around just a bag of nickles or dimes exclusively. When the SHTF you need GOLD change!
No problem...

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Neat coins for sure! I didn't appreciate them at first but now I'm a big fan. . . .:thumbs_up:


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those ducats...both 1s and 4s are certainly well struck coins(who ever mints them does a great job)..........those 4s though are so thin i feel like if i squeeze hard i will bend them...
 
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There is always grain too. I'll try to find the pic I posted some time back. I like it because it reminds me of that "pinch of dust" we saw in the old westerns. ;)
Same thought crossed my mind... Gold-Rush miners didn't have a problem spending theirs...

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Neat coins for sure! I didn't appreciate them at first but now I'm a big fan. . . .:thumbs_up:


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Played with one of those once and bent it.....foreign gold is fun to look at, but give me the mundane, EASILY recognized
Eagles, Kruges and Maples with a smattering of Buffs.
Quarter Eagles are the perfect size for fondling ....

Happy Holidays to all...2014-2016 should be "Very Interesting" for Gold Bugs....oh and maybe the semi-precious white stuff...is it me, or has this site become a near ghost town?
 
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Well... favor smaller coins... a couple reasons...

When need to sell for spending money arises, don't have to exchange "too much"
When need to sell arises, doesn't need to be a "noticeable" amount
When going through an x-ray in a coin pouch, doesn't stand out as "over-sized"...
 

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I say 1 ounce, go big or go home. If Au ever hits $15,000 to $55,000 plus, I got silver for the small chit.


* I want to eventually add a few 50 Pesos to my stack as they have been tempting me. Probably the next new coin I add to my stack when the time is right to add a 50 Pesos.
Good call, but, I add fractional gold to bridge the gap. :s9: :party30:
 

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100 gram Perth mint bars sealed in assay.