Here is the list of gold coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. These are the Canadian icon maple leaf coins of there different sizes, accept for the million doller odd ball coin.
First we have the 1/20th of an ounce 1 dollar gold coin. This is a nice round number to figure out on the fly. It takes 2 of these coins to make a 10th. And it would take 20 to make a full 1 oz. If you want gold bullion, but have a tight budget this one would be right for you. Keep in mind that the smaller the fraction, the more it will cost per oz, because of the minting fee that is tacked onto each coin by the mint. Yet, on the other hand a lot more people have 100 dollars than the one person that has a 1000 dollars.
Now the 1/15th of an ounce $2 dollar gold coin face value. This gold coin fraction is not nice and easy to figure out in your head. The collector value for a 15th oz coin would be the only reason to wont one.
The 1/10th of an ounce 5 dollar gold coin face value has a nice round number, and they are roughly the size of a common dime.
The ¼ of an ounce 10 dollar gold coin face value is also a nice one to have.
The 1/2 an ounce 20 dollar gold coin face value is the next one.
The 1 full ounce 50 dollar gold coin face value gold maple leaf coin is by far the most popular.
There are many types of gold bars out in the market place, every size, shape and weight of gold bar that one can think of. The bar sizes I would stick to for easier buying and selling are the 1 oz gold bars to the 5 oz , the 10 oz, and 100 oz bars. For the dreamers and good boys (like myself) get the mega 1000 oz (62 lbs) gold bar for a Christmas present from jolly Old Saint Nick and hopefully I don’t get another lump of coal for Christmas this year.
What is the content of purity of .999 or greater? In recent years some mints like the Royal Canadian Mint for one, thought that .9999 was not pure enough for the gold maple coin. So they added another 9 along with a even higher mark-up price, so it looks like this .99999 pure. That number makes my eyes go crossed. In my mind if you want to go purer then go all the way, to… well, 100 % pure! Now that would be something. Apparently 100% pure gold is clean and transparent, it is very rare to be found. The yellow in gold is the impure part of gold. The four nines are fine with me, you really don’t get more value in the gold, but maybe it makes that up in the collector’s value.
Ps, In case you are listening, Old Saint Nick, I hope you have your hearing aid in this year. I want the GOLD, not coal for Christmas!