The Industry Catalogue of Gold Bullion Coins

Published by Grendon International Research Pty Ltd (1999)

Compiled by Nigel Desebrock
380 pages
Printed in black & white (with colour section)
Size: 300 mm x 220 mm
Weight: 2.1 kg
Case bound with hardback cover and boxed for delivery
ISBN: 0 957 7450 3

“The Industry Catalogue of Gold Bullion Coins will be an essential reference work for all companies directly involved in the gold bullion coin market.

Anyone with an interest in the history of gold bullion coins and how gold investment has been promoted over the past 25 years will also find it invaluable”. World Gold Council

The only reference work of its kind, this book provides a wealth of information on every aspect of the gold bullion market.

In addition to detailed information on the world’s l0 leading mints and their agents, it contains much supplementary statistical and market data relevant to the promotion of gold.

This includes an extensive analysis of gold bullion coin statistics since the launch of the Krugerrand in 1970; a consolidated list of primary distributors; as well as some lessons learned in the advertising of gold bullion coins.

It also provides information on 22 gold bullion coin markets; the tax status in 44 countries; national currency and economic data for 20 countries since 1970; a summary of the advantages of owning gold, as well as other mint products and services.

It includes 400 photographs and illustrations as well as over 200 examples of gold bullion advertisements and brochures used to promote gold investment over the past 25 years.


Table Of Contents

INDUSTRY SUPPORT 3
FOREWORD 4
PREFACE 5
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 8
DEFINITION 9
INTRODUCTION 11
Gold bullion coin concept 12
Mints 13
Sizes 14
Launch dates 15
Diameters 16
Purities 17
Face values 18
Decorative designs 19
Advantages of gold bullion coins 20
Buying and selling 22
Advertising 24
Primary distributors 26
Standard packaging 28
Manufacture 30
COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS  33
IMPORTANT MARKETS 47
Regional sales destinations 48
Consolidated regional panels: 50
Krugerrand Panel
World Gold Council Panel
Important countries 52
Prominent countries
Other selected countries
TAX STATUS 57
Introduction 58
Tax status in 28 selected countries 59
State sales taxes in the USA 60
Tax status in European Union (EU) 61
GOLD BULLION COIN STATISTICS: 1970 -1998 63
Introduction 64
Mint statistics:
Total ounces 66
Total coins 68
1 oz  70
1/2 oz 72
1/4 oz 73
1/10 oz 74
1/20 oz 75
Other sizes 76
Annual best sellers from source 77
Consolidation 78
Annual totals by size
Number of coins
Number of ounces
Annual totals of each size by mint 82
Number of coins
Number of ounces
ADVANTAGES OF OWNING GOLD 85
Gold as a store of value 86
Gold supply and demand 92
World gold mine production 93
Official gold reserves  94
International gold dealing centres 96
Annual average gold prices: 1930 - 1998 97
GOLD BULLION COIN SECTIONS 99
Australia Kangaroo Nugget 101
Austria Vienna Philharmoniker 135
Canada Gold Maple Leaf 155
China Gold Panda 171
Mexico Gold Libertad 195
Singapore Singapore Lion 211
South Africa Krugerrand 227
UK Gold Britannia 289
USA Gold American Eagle 307
Supplement  Isle of Man & Gibraltar 337
APPENDICES  353
Other mint products and services 354
Gold
Silver bullion coins
Platinum bullion coins
Palladium bullion coins
Silver bars
Application of new technologies
US dollar precious metal prices: 1970 - 1998 356
Gold
Silver 
Platinum
Palladium
National gold prices and economic information: 1970 - 1997 358
Glossary 364
Bibliography 365
CORPORATE SPONSORS 367
Commerzbank International SA 368
N M Rothschild & Sons Limited 369
Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo KK 370
United Overseas Bank Group 371
WORLD GOLD COUNCIL OFFICES 372

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MAJOR SPONSOR

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CORPORATE SPONSORS

  • Commerzbank International SA
  • N.M. Rothschild & Sons Limited
  • Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo KK
  • United Overseas Bank Group
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