Are you talking gold here (not silver)? Some thoughts......
I don't have *any* coins yet. OZ's are kinda large for barter, but the premiums are more reasonable? Suggestions? Apmex?
Yes, I concur with the Goldmart recommendation. I've been planning on using Goldmart for my next purchase, because it is not large enough to satisfy Tulving's minimum, but is cheaper than APMEX, who I was using.Are you talking gold here (not silver)? Some thoughts...
bars vs. coins for traveling / declaring
escobar's gold bullion thread
I hold various silver products as insurance for barter (SHTF) situations. I see gold more as a longer term wealth preservation, so I personally don't worry about "too large to barter" as an issue. I would go for least premium were I buying today. I bought a few Krugerrands in the past (lower premiums than Eagles and very liquid overseas markets for them), but I will likely be buying bars from now on.
I would suggest looking at goldmart and tulving for gold purchases over apmex. They both had better prices (lower premiums) last I checked.