Greetings. I have worked almost exclusively in silver for a
while; but now find myself wanting to do some goldsmithing.
What is the most economical form in which to buy gold?
The fabrication charge from most of the jewelery supply source
catalogs I have seems pretty high for small quantities (say 1-2
oz. at a time). I can buy gold coins in either 22 kt or 24 kt
for $.50 per dwt over spot (22 kt Krugerrands) or $.70 per dwt
over spot for 24kt (Maple leaf, etc.), in as small as single-coin
I have ingot casting, rolling, and drawing tools. Is this a
good way to buy gold? And, is the 22kt alloy in Krugerrands
suitable for 22kt jewelry? If I do this, what problems am I
likely to encounter when fabricating my own gold wire and sheet?
Thanks in advance for all advice.