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Client Testimonials

Over the years we have received numerous testimonials from satisfied clients with respect to both the services of the firm and the quality of this website. The following is just a handful among our many letters of approval:

"The broker for my IRA recently folded their tent and departed. Alarmed, I contacted USAGOLD with whom I had found great satisfaction over the past several decades in various metal sales and purchases. Their staff assumed the brokerage for the IRA account, made sound suggestions for restructuring its investments and have given me great peace of mind." - H. E. A, M.D. Meridian, Idaho

The way things worked out, the timing of my purchase from you was perfect for me to take advantage of yesterday's (and the previous two weeks') nice move up. I'm already up 9.6% on the value of the silver and gold Canadian Maple Leafs I bought from you. Not a bad way to start to the year.

I am so happy that I found USAGold and decided to transact my IRA business with you. In the financial services businesses, it is a little unusual, unfortunately, to find ethical and proactive service providers. Just look at my adventures with [reference witheld]. There are so many hucksters out there, or if they're honest, often they don't provide prompt, smart service. With USAGold, I have found the best of both qualities – honesty with superb service. And you in particular have been ideal in the way you handled my difficulties. You gave me excellent advice.

"No pressure - great to deal with
Reviewed by Christian | May 07, 2015

These guys are highly experienced and willing to take all the time necessary to share their knowledge with prospective investors. Throughout the process, I never felt any pressure to buy, nor was I 'steered' in any particular direction. Instead, they took the time to understand what I was looking for and discuss pros and cons of various options over several phone calls and probably an hour or two of their time. Prices are reasonable, not the absolute cheapest, but very reasonable - like within 1% or less of the absolute cheapest advertised out there. Integrity, willingness to educate, and trustworthiness are worth a couple of extra bucks, for sure!"

Customer's Experience
Did You Receive What You Ordered? Yes
Would You Purchase From This Dealer Again? Yes
Overall rating 5.0
Shipping Time 5.0
Customer Service 5.0
Buying Experience 5.0

"USAGOLD: One of the best places to get updates on your favorite precious metal." - Jared Cummins, CommodityHQ, in rating USAGOLD #9 in its Top 100 Gold Blogs

"I was very pleased with the professionalism USAGOLD gave me when I placed my order since it was a substantial one. I had a certain anxiety about the transaction but I'm happy to say things went very smoothly. You even went out of your way to take care of some rather unusual circumstances and I was most appreciative." - S.A., Minneapolis, MN

"I received my first-ever purchase of gold from USAGOLD on Friday. You know, it's a really weird experience buying gold for the first time. I found your website after following a rabbit hole of articles, essays and other commentary about the world's current economic affairs. Needless to say, it wasn't a hard sell—I just needed some guidance and (and perspective). Nevertheless, calling some guy out in Denver to talk about several grand worth of shiny gold coins is a little nerve racking. Am I doing the right thing? Am I asking the right questions? Will I get my coins or get taken? Well, I'm convinced now more than ever I made the right decision. You answered all of my questions with grace and patience. And you helped me ultimately decide what to get. After a simple wire transfer at my bank, and a confirmation from your shipping department, my shipment arrived ahead of schedule. Just as I had hoped, a discrete package arrived with sovereigns and francs neatly packaged with a receipt. It really worked. - AT, New York, NY

"It's a pleasure doing business with you. Thanks for making it enjoyable dealing with a precious metals firm, as opposed to every other dealer I have talked to. I'll be ordering more $20 Liberties in the next few months and won't even bother to annoy myself by checking the other 'big name' dealers first. Sure do appreciate your newsletter and look forward to receiving it each month." - L.E. , Kansas City, MO

"I received the gold today and all is in order. As this was my first gold order from USAGOLD, I would like to thank you and your company's president Michael Kosares for the courteous, efficient and professional way in which it was handled." - M.K., Dublin, Ireland

"(USAGOLD) operates with such a high degree of integrity that I would never even consider doing business anywhere else." - J.C., Bloomington, MN

"Your site about gold is the best I have ever seen. Keep up the good work! Thanks!" - M.B., Zurich, Switzerland

"Investing your money requires knowledgeable, professional experts. USAGOLD provided this and more. All our questions were answered...." - C.R., Shawnee, KS

"USAGOLD is my most visited website and has been for the past few years. I don't believe I have ever seen such a website with so many brilliant thinkers all in the same place. Its awesome!" - poster "Rock"

"We also wish to remind our readers of two additional sources, and resources, for building an understanding of the importance of precious metals investment markets: which includes Mr. Michael Kosares' monthly newsletter, News & Views, which he still offers generously, virtually priceless, yet free. Mr. Kosares is one of the excellent and dedicated sources for those considering investments in physical gold and/or silver coins and bullion." - D.B.M.

"Enclosed is my check for the order of French Roosters. I am glad that USAGOLD is a member of the Better Business Bureau. Since I've never invested in gold, nor with companies that I'm unfamiliar with, I had some hesitations about 'pay now, get your product later.' A quick check with the Better Business Bureau helped to put my fears to rest." - D.H., Denver, CO

"...I was apprehensive about placing an order for gold coins to someone far away and unknown--but my fears proved groundless. The money was wired to USAGOLD and presto!..." - Mr. E.H., Harrison, AR

"...Clearly, though, the best reason that we can offer to continue to acquire precious metals from USAGOLD is one of price..." - Mr. & Mrs. S.S., Littleton, CO

"...As we had not invested in gold before, we had a lot of questions in relation to the transaction. We were pleasantly surprised, we talked to you personally numerous times and we received accurate, informative answers before, during, and after our purchases." - Mr. & Mrs. K.P.M., Phoenix, AZ

$1 million invested becomes $1.5 million

I recently did an appraisal for a USAGOLD client who was looking to borrow for a real estate transaction. He invested $1 million about four years ago in a mixture of bullion coins and pre-1933 European – weighted in favor of pre-1933. That purchase is now worth just short of $1.5 million.

We asked his permission to use this story at the USAGOLD website, and here is his e-mail response:

"No problem at all. I have viewed it as a hedge, but also as an alternative to money market funds. Now I can leverage it for investment purposes -- private equity and real estate mostly. The holding has averaged 7%-10% of my total assets. And I do hope to buy substantially more, when appropriate. Thanks again."

Note: He's not selling but hypothecating. Knowing this client he means what he says. I have no doubt he will purchase more gold, as he says, when his personal financial situation deems it appropriate. This is important information because needless to say, he is an astute investor. His returns tell a story worth thinking about in this age of 2% money and wavering to collapsing stock portfolios.

Gold trumps bank cd's

"I read the article in the newsletter about one of [USAGOLD's] clients' buying 1 million of gold 4 years ago and it now being worth 1.5 million. I have a similar true story if you would like to use it. About 4 years ago I talked my father into converting about a third of his cash into gold, mostly pre-33 Sovereigns. I bought for him from CPM approximately $80,000 when spot gold was about $290. He had the rest of his money in 1-2% CD's in the bank. My father passed away recently and I am executor. He willed my brother $250,000 which was essentially all of his gold and cash. I gave my brother the gold along with the bank CD's. While the CD's had earned barely a pittance in those 4 years the gold had become 41% more valuable.

"So instead of receiving $250,000 my brother really received about $282,800 ($80,000 x 141% = $112,800 or + $32,800). Had my father converted all his paper money to gold my brother would have received $352,500. Ironically my father was very conservative and didn't like to gamble. In this case his biggest gamble was watching those CD's smolder and not acquiring real money -- gold."


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mkMichael J. Kosares, the author of these articles, has more than 40 years experience in the gold business. He is the founder and executive director of USAGOLD (both the website and gold brokerage service), the author of three books on the gold market, and the editor of "News & Views, Forecasts, Commentary & Analysis on the Economy and Precious Metals," the firm's client letter. He has written numerous magazine and internet essays and is well-known for his ongoing commentary on the gold market and its economic, political and financial underpinnings.

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