Capital Gold Group Frequently Asked Questions
Purchase & Delivery of Precious Metals
There are 3 steps in the process of purchasing precious metals from Capital Gold Group:
Call Capital Gold Group at (800) 510-9594 to speak with a Gold Specialist about your financial goals and how you can protect your assets with physical precious metals. You can also ask any immediate questions, request our FREE Definitive Gold Guide to Owning Gold and Silver, and review our risk disclosure information.
Complete our Account Agreement and select your first purchases.
Confirm your selections and form of payment with your Gold Specialist.
For additional information, view our featured gold and silver products.
You are purchasing physical precious metals that can be delivered to you or stored at a Capital Gold Group trusted and insured third-party storage option.
Yes. For almost all of our products, Capital Gold Group clients have the option of either taking direct delivery or storing their purchases at a Capital Gold Group trusted and insured third-party storage option. If you opt to take direct delivery, upon the confirmation and receipt of the agreed on funds constituting full payment of the agreed purchase price, Capital Gold Group shall ship Customer's purchase within 7-21 business days. For payments by check, this shipment will be made within twenty-nine (29) business days after a check has been received, processed and cleared. CGG shall ship purchased items to Customer through insured United States Postal Service (USPS) Registered Mail or FedEx.
In most cases, yes. Your Gold Specialist can provide additional information on our insured, third-party storage options. Review Capital Gold Group's Account Agreement
for the full terms regarding storage.
Upon the confirmation and receipt of the agreed on funds constituting full payment of the agreed purchase price, Capital Gold Group will ship the precious metals within 7-21 business days. For payments by check, this shipment will be made within twenty-nine (29) business days after a check has been received, processed and cleared. CGG shall ship purchased items to Customer through insured United States Postal Service (USPS) Registered Mail or FedEx.
Bid - The wholesale market price of a coin or bar.
Ask - The selling price of a coin or bar.
Spot Price - The current price of a specific raw metal at a specified time. Spot prices are shown as the "Bid" (wholesale market price) and "Ask" (selling price).
Premium - Amount added to the wholesale market price of a coin or bar based on supply and demand factors.
Melt Value - The value of a coin or bar based on the precious metal content multiplied by the spot price of the metal.
Spread - The difference between a coin or bar's ask and bid price.
Coin Grading - The standardized grading system used to describe the condition of a coin. The most common grading system is a scale from 1-70 with 61-70 being "Mint-State," and 70 representing a perfect coin.
Obverse - The front side of coin ("Heads" side)
Reverse - The back side of a coin ("Tails" side)
Pricing of Precious Metals
Many people are familiar with ask and bid prices when purchasing stock, precious metals is similar. The spread on a coin or bar refers to the difference between it's ask and bid price. For example, if a coin's ask price is $1800 and its bid price is $1260, the spread is $540 or 30%. The spread on a coin or bar is different from a markup. For more information on spread, refer to the Capital Gold Group Account Agreement
Selling Your Precious Metals
Capital Gold Group is prohibited by law from guaranteeing to repurchase coins sold by Capital Gold Group. However, Capital Gold Group has always made buy/sell markets in the coins we offer at the highest posted bid price on the electronic exchange. This buy-back policy is not a guarantee and is subject to change without notice.
We do not usually purchase coins bought from other companies however, we review each buyback request on a case by case basis.
Owning Precious Metals
Numerous Capital Gold Group clients choose to include precious metals in their retirement planning by setting up a precious metals IRA, 401(K), 403(B), and other retirement accounts that may be eligible for rollover. For more information, visit the 401(K) Rollover
, Precious Metals IRA
, and IRA Process
sections of our website or call (800) 510-9594 to speak with a Capital Gold Group Gold Specialist.
All investments in precious metals should be considered long-term investments. Market conditions may dictate longer or shorter holding periods but we recommend that our clients hold onto their precious metals for a minimum of 3 to 5 years or longer to maximize profit potential.
At Capital Gold Group, we recommend 5% to 20% of your investment portfolio be held in physical precious metals. However, each collector must make this decision based on their individual financial goals and comfort with the current market.
All investments involve some degree of risk, including precious metals. Markets fluctuate and any investment has the potential to lose or gain profits. Be sure to review our risk disclosure information
, as well as the Account Agreement
for a better understanding and explanation of the risks involved when investing in precious metals.
There are five main factors that affect the price of gold:
- 1. Value of US dollar
- 2. Geopolitical Conflicts
- 3. Supply and Demand for Precious Metals
- 4. Global Economic Instability
- 5. Production of Gold
No. Capital Gold Group will only require your Social Security Number when helping to set up an IRA transaction.
We cannot guarantee that any coin is exempt from confiscation by the government. Historically, gold coins with a "recognized special value to collectors of rare and unusual coins," were exempt in the gold confiscation of 1933
. Today, most experts agree that pre-1933 gold coins are considered non-confiscatable by the government and that bullion coins are the most vulnerable to confiscation. To view pre-1933 coins from Capital Gold Group, visit our Coin Catalog
Capital Gold Group is a proud member of these organizations among others