In case you've missed the news, many investors have bought into the trend of owning gold and other precious metals as physical assets in the form of bullion coins.
If you have stumbled over a talk radio show in the past few years, you've likely also heard an advertisement for buying gold or silver in the form of investment in coins or by directly buying the coins. There is a double warning to go along with these enticements that make it sound like you're a loser if you don't own gold as an investment now! You'll buy the coins at a price mark-up plus shipping, which means you'll buy at a premium. This does not include the fact that the price of gold has been bouncing around historic highs for the past several months and recent years.
Just remember the old saying: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!"