by ‘Ranting’ Andy Hoffman
There are just five MAJOR bullion mints – in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Austria, and Australia. I have never been certain why they are deemed more “trustworthy” than private mints – given governments’ sorrowful history with TRUTH; however, not a single counterfeit coin has EVER been sourced from these mints.
That said, long-time readers know my emphasis between the TRUTH of PHYSICAL PMs, and the LIES of PAPER markets. With essentially ZERO exceptions, if you purchase a “promise” to deliver gold and silver, there is a good chance you’ll NEVER see it. Thus, the quandary of Perth Mint Certificates; i.e., ‘certificates of ownership’ of gold stored in Perth Mint vaults.