The main function of gold, silver and indeed any futures market, is for the company to offer a centralized marketplace for investors wanting to buy or sell commodities. Before one starts investing in the purchase of gold coins, they should realize the following. First, there are many different types of gold coins available (research the options). Second, once one has a clear picture of all the types out there, figure out which one will best suit their objectives. Third, work out which companies make it easiest to buy the correct gold coins.
Some such companies offer the investor many different payment options to best suit their needs. These include: certified check, cashier’s check, money order, credit card or check. One should be aware however that credit card orders come with a three percent premium to other payment methods. This makes transactions much easier.