Gold Facts

Gold Bullion is used throughout the world. There are many different varieties of gold bullion coins. Some of the most popular are the American Eagle, the American Buffalo, the Canadian Maple Leaf and the South African Krugerrand.

American Gold Eagle

Minting of the American Gold Eagle began in 1986. It is 91.67% gold (22k), 3.00% silver and 5.33% copper.

Size
(Troy Ounces)

Legal Tender

Fineness

Gross Weight
(Troy Ounces)

Diameter
(Millimeters)

1
1/2
1/4
1/10

50.00
25.00
10.00
5.00

0.9167
0.9167
0.9167
0.9167

1.0909
0.5454
0.2727
0.1091

32.70
27.00
22.00
16.50

Austrian Vienna Philharmonic

In 1992, 1995 & 1996, the Austrian Vienna Philharmonic was the world’s top selling coin. This coin is 24k pure gold.

Size
(Troy Ounces)
1
1/2
1/4
1/10

Legal Tender

100.00
50.00
25.00
10.00

Fineness

0.9999
0.9999
0.9999
0.9999

Gross Weight
(Troy Ounces)
1.00
0.50
0.25
0.10

Diameter
(Millimeters)
37.00
28.00
22.00
16.00

American Buffalo

The U.S minted its first pure gold (24K) coin in 2006. The American Buffalo is a very nice looking coin.

Size
(Troy Ounces)
1

Legal Tender

$50.00

Fineness

0.9999

Gross Weight
(Troy Ounces)
1.00

Diameter
(Millimeters)
32.70

South African Krugerrand

The 22k gold South African Krugerrand was first struck in 1967 and is 91.67% gold (22k) and 8.33% copper.

Size
(Troy Ounces)
1
1/2
1/4
1/10

Legal Tender
(2002-Present)

None
None
None
None

Fineness

0.9167
0.9167
0.9167
0.9167

Gross Weight
(Troy Ounces)
1.0909
0.5454
0.2727
0.1091

Diameter
(Millimeters)
32.60
27.00
22.00
16.50

Chinese Panda

The Chinese Panda is pure (24k) gold and has a different design each year.  1982-Present

Size
(Troy Ounces)

1
1/2
1/4
1/10

Legal Tender
(1982-2000/2001-Present)

100/50
50/20
25/100
10/50
5/10

Fineness

0.9999
0.9999
0.9999
0.9999
0.9999

Gross Weight
(Troy Ounces)
1.00
0.50
0.25
0.10
.05

Diameter
(Millimeters)

30.00
25.00
20.00
16.00

The Canadian Maple Leaf

The Canadian Maple leaf is pure (24k) gold.  1979-Present

Size
(Troy Ounces)
1
1/2
1/4
1/10
1/20

Legal Tender
(1982-2000/2001-Present)

50.00
25.00
10.00
5.00
1.00

Fineness

0.9999
0.9999
0.9999
0.9999
0.9999

Gross Weight
(Troy Ounces)
1.00
0.50
0.25
0.10
.05

Diameter
(Millimeters)
30.00
25.00
20.00
16.00
14.01

Austria

Coin

1 Ducat
4 Ducat
10 Corona
20 Corona
100 Corona
25 Schilling
100 Schilling
10 Francs
20 Francs

Fineness

0.986
0.986
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900

Gold Content
(Troy Ounce)

0.1106
0.443
0.098
0.196
0.9803
0.1702
0.6806
0.0933
0.1867

Weight
(Grams)
3.4909
13.9636
3.3875
6.7751
33.8753
5.881
23.5245
3.2258
6.4516

Diameter
(Millimeters)
22.00
40.00
18.95
21.20
35.00
21.00
33.00
18.70
21.10

Germany

Coin

5 Mark
10 Mark
20 Mark

Fineness

0.900
0.900
0.900

Gold Content
(Troy Ounce)

0.0576
0.1152
0.2304

Weight
(Grams)

1.991
3.982
7.965

Diameter
(Millimeters)
16.00
19.50
22.50

Great Britain

Coin

1/2 Sovereign
Souvereign
2 Pound
2 Pound 1980+
5 Pound
5 Pound 1980+

Fineness

0.916
0.916
0.916
0.916
0.916
0.916

Gold Content
(Troy Ounce)

0.1176
0.2354
0.4708
0.4694
1.1773
1.1775

Weight
(Grams)

3.994
7.9881
15.9761
15.92
39.9403
39.94

Diameter
(Millimeters)
19.30
22.05
28.40
28.40
36.02
36.02

Mexico

Coin

1 Peso
2 Peso
2-1/2 Peso
5 Peso
10 Peso
20 Peso
50 Peso

Fineness

0.875
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900

Gold Content
(Troy Ounce)

0.0476
0.0482
0.0602
0.1205
0.2411
0.4823
1.2057

Weight
(Grams)

1.692
1.6666
2.0833
4.1666
8.3333
16.6666
41.6666

Diameter
(Millimeters)
14.50
12.85
16.50
19.00
23.00
27.00
36.00

Russia

Coin

5 Roubles 1886-1894
5 Roubles 1895-1911
7-1/2 Roubles
10 Roubles
15 Roubles
25 Roubles
50 Roubles
100 Roubles

Fineness

0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900

Gold Content
(Troy Ounce)

0.1867
0.1244
0.1867
0.2489
0.3734

0.25
0.50

Weight
(Grams)

6.4516
4.3013
6.4516
8.6026
12.9039
5.32
8.6397
17.28

Diameter
(Millimeters)
21.00
18.00
21.00
22.00
25.00

29.50
29.50

South Africa

Coin

1 Rand
2 Rand
1/2 Sovereign
1 Sovereign
1/2 Pound
1 Pound

Fineness

0.9166
0.9166
0.9166
0.9166
0.9166
0.9166

Gold Content
(Troy Ounce)

0.1177
0.2354
0.1176
0.2351
0.1176
0.2354

Weight
(Grams)

3.994
7.9881
3.994
7.9881
3.994
7.9881

Diameter
(Millimeters)
19.00
22.00
19.30
22.05
19.00
22.00

Sweden

Coin

2 Kronor
10 Kronor
20 Kronor
100 Kronor

Fineness

0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900

Gold Content
(Troy Ounce)

0.0648
0.1296
0.2593
0.1678

Weight
(Grams)

2.2402
4.4803
8.9606
5.80

Diameter
(Millimeters)
15.50
18.00
23.00
20.00

Switzerland

Coin

10 Franc
20 Franc
25 Franc
50 Franc
100 Franc

Fineness

0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900

Gold Content
(Troy Ounce)

0.0933
0.1867
0.1634
0.3267
0.9334

Weight
(Grams)

3.2258
6.4516
5.645
11.29
32.2581

Diameter
(Millimeters)
18.50
21.20

United States

Coin

1 Dollar
2-1/2 Dollar
3 Dollar
5 Dollar
10 Dollar
30 Dollar

Fineness

0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900
0.900

Gold Content
(Troy Ounce)

0.04837
0.12094
0.14512
0.24187
0.48375
0.9675

Weight
(Grams)

 

 

34.00

Diameter
(Millimeters)
18.50
21.20