I had a conversation a few weeks ago with a local coin and stamp
dealer which touched on a couple of these points. One is that certain
bullion coins sell for a premium, more than $250 above their gold
content for the 1 oz ones, because the demand exceeds the available
supply. So, I mentioned Hooverands, coins minted by our (USA) metal
The answer on the private mint coins was no premium- basically,
Eagles, and other government issue. There was a recent price run up
on Credit Swiss bars, that has faded.
He is holding onto his scrap, and feels that with the casual
printing of more dollars, the metals market will rise. Just one
opinion of course, but something to think about.