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October 19, 2011 at 14:59

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APMEX 0.9 4.5
GoldSilver 4.5 7.4
CMI 2.3 ?
BullionDirect 2.9 10

Online Purchase means you’re able to submit an order based on online prices. When this feature is not checked, any published prices are indicative only. Orders can only be placed after obtaining a quoted price by phone, email, fax or over the counter.  

Premium Over Spot is an estimate of lowest premium charged for a 1 oz gold & silver coin based on online prices. See “Premiums” section of Reviews for premiums of other products. Vendors may alter these premiums in response to market conditions. Check their websites for latest pricing.

Reviews

APMEX

ProductsAPMEX Gold Bars

Gold coins: American Eagle & Buffalo, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic, S. African Krugerrand, Buffalo, Chinese Panda, Mexican Pesos, Australian Lunar & Kangaroo, British Britannia and many others.

Gold bars: Pamp Suisse, Credit Suisse, APMEX, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, sunshine Mint, Heraeus (from 1g to 400oz)

Silver coins: American Eagle, Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic, Mexican libertad, Chinese Panda & Lunar, Australian Lunar, Koala & Kookaburra, Silver Rounds and many others.

Silver bars: APMEX, sunshine, Silvertowne, Engelhard & Johnson Matthey, Canadian Mint, and many others (from 1oz to 100oz)

Platinum & Palladium: Wide range of Coins & Bars.

Pricing & Ordering

Well designed, user-friendly shopping cart and  product catalog with different realtime unit & volume prices displayed for payment by credit card or wire transfer.

Payment & Delivery

At checkout, you’ll need to register a credit card, which will be used to debit you for any cancellation or failure to pay the full amount within 5 business days. However, No deposit will be charged to your card to secure the price. You may pay for the full amount by personal check, money order or wire transfer. For small orders, you may also choose to pay the full amount by credit card.

APMEX ships internationally to Canada, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Switzerland, Australia. Local shipping and insurance charges are as follows:

  • $12.95 for orders of $50.00 – $249.99
  • $19.95 for orders of $250.00 – $999.99
  • $24.95 for orders of $1000.00 – $24999.99
  • Free for orders of $25,000 and over

Currencies

Prices are quoted in USD, CAD, GBP or EUR

Premiums (Note: Dealers may change their premiums according to supply & demand conditions)

Based on a random check for some common products, here’s a picture of their premiums range.

  • 1oz gold Krugerrand coin – about 0.9% over spot
  • 1kg gold bar – about 1.0% over spot
  • 1oz silver Maple Leaf coin – about 4.5% over spot
  • 1kg silver APMEX bar – about 7.0% over spot

Storage

No bullion storage services offered.

Buy Back

Buy back prices are published along side Sell prices. Have to call their broker at 800.375.9006 to discuss sell back.

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GoldSilver Inc.

ProductsAustrian Philharmonic silver coin

Gold coins: American Eagle & Buffalo, Canadian Maple Leaf, S. African Krugerrand, Austrian Philharmonic.

Gold bars: Credit Suisse (1oz, 10oz), Johnson Matthey (10oz, 1kg), 400oz bars.

Silver coins: American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, Austrian Philharmonic and Liberty silver rounds

Silver bars: 10oz, 100oz

Pricing & Ordering

User-friendly online shopping cart  with realtime prices for all products clearly displayed with volume pricing and estimated shipping date.

Payment & Delivery

A 5-15% deposit is charged to your credit/charge card upon confirming your online order to secure the price. Offers a choice of payment options for the balance (wire transfer, personal check, postal money order).

Upon receipt of full payment (subject to any delays stated in check out page), products will be shipped by US Postal service, UPS or FedEx. Ships internationally. Currencies Prices are quoted in USD only.

Premiums (Note: Dealers may change their premiums according to supply & demand conditions)

Based on a random check for some common products, here’s a picture of their premiums range.

  • 1oz gold Maple Leaf coin – 4.5% over spot
  • 1Kg gold Johnson Matthey bar – 1.8% over spot
  • 1oz silver Eagle coin – about 7.4% over spot
  • 100oz silver Johnson Matthey bar – about 7.0% over spot

Storage

During check out process, they offer a choice of shipping out your bullion or storing it at one of these vaults (Brinks in Salt Lake City, Brinks in HK or VIA MAT in Miami). Storage charges for each vault are published here.

Buy Back

Buy-back price for every product are published besides their selling prices in the order page.

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CMI Gold & Silver

Academy Silver Bars: CNC produced

Academy Silver Bars

Products

Gold coins: British Sovereign, Canadian Maple Leaf, Australian Kangaroo & Lunar, American Eagle, S. African Krugerrand, Austrian Philharmonic.

Gold bars: PAMP Suisse, Johnson Matthey (1oz, 10oz, 1kg)

Silver coins: American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, Silver Rounds & Junk US Silver Coins

Silver bars: Academy, Royal Canadian Mint, Ohio Precious Metals, Johnson Matthey, Sunshine, Engelhard (10oz to 100oz)

Platinum & Palladium: Limited range.

Pricing & Ordering

No online prices are published. Orders can only be made through the phone Mondays through Fridays, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST, and payment must be remitted the same day the order is placed. If the order is more than $50,000, payment must be received by CMIGS before prices can be locked in.

Payment & Delivery

Preferred mode of payment is by wire transfer, although for orders less than $50,000 and in low volatility markets, CMIGS will accept payment by check.

Most orders are shipped by registered, insured US Mail. Occasionally, orders are shipped via UPS. UPS delivery is used for small orders or when clients request UPS delivery. Orders valued more than $20,000 cannot be shipped via UPS.

Currencies

Prices are quoted in USD only.

Premiums (Note: Dealers may change their premiums according to supply & demand conditions)

Based on a random check for some common products posted in their “Gold Specials page”, here’s a picture of their premiums range.  This may be a one-off deal, as it’s listed in the “Specials” page.

  • 1oz gold Maple Leaf coin – about 2.3% over spot
  • 1kg gold bar – No prices available
  • 1oz silver coin – No prices available
  • 1kg silver bar – No prices available

Storage

No storage services offered.

Buy Back CMI is one of the country’s oldest gold buyers. Call them at 1-800-528-1380, and they will fix the price before you ship them the gold.

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Bullion Direct

Bullion Direct Nucleo Exchange

Nucleo Exchange

Products

Gold coins: Canadian Maple Leaf, Australian Kangaroo, American Eagle, S. African Krugerrand, Austrian Philharmonic, Chinese Panda & more.

Gold bars: Engelhard, Credit Suisse, Johnson-Matthey, Heraeus(1g to 1kg)

Silver coins: American Eagle, Canadian Maple Leaf, Chinese Panda, Silver Rounds & Junk US Silver Coins

Silver bars: Engelhard, Johnson-Matthey, Heraeus, Royal Canadian Mint, Credit Suisse, Degussa (10oz to 100oz)

Platinum & Palladium: Limited range.

Pricing & Ordering

Fully online trading, with no buy or sell orders taken through the phone or mail. There are two ways of ordering:-

  • Through their Catalog as in any online store
  • Through their Nucleo Exchange, where BullionDirect act as an exchange facilitating your trade with other registered customers of BullionDirect and charging you a commission.

Payment & Delivery

Preferred mode of payment is by personal check, which has to reach BullionDirect within 7 business days from date of transaction. Other modes of payments are accepted and are detailed here.

Offers an accumulation service, where purchases are stored temporarily and processed for shipment after consolidating several orders. Ships within the U.S. only.

Currencies

Prices are quoted in USD only.

Premiums (Note: Dealers may change their premiums according to supply & demand conditions)

Based on a random check for some common products posted in their “Catalog” section, here’s a picture of their premiums range.

Storage

Offers a Depository service (Clause 5f) where customers may temporarily store their bullion mainly for the purpose of consolidating multiple purchases into a single delivery.

Buy Back

You may sell back through the Nucleo Exchange.

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June 2011

Disclaimer The above information is provided on a best-effort basis. It’s accuracy is not guaranteed, and may not reflect the most recent changes made by the service providers. Please perform your own due diligence and verify the information from their respective websites before making any decisions. The reviews are the personal opinion of the author and does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation. Neither does the author receive any compensation for writing this review.