Gold demand may be for industrial or investment purposes.
Gold coins are purchased primarily for their intrinsic value, for their beauty and for their rarity. Coins represent an interesting present, whose value can be easily transported and preserved and allows for anonymity and furthermore coins can easily be sold in any part of the world.
Methods for investing in gold can be divided into physical and paper methods.
Man began to extract gold around 6000 years ago, in regions where the first civilizations arose, or rather for Northern Africa in Mesopotamia, in the Indus valley and in the western Mediterranean.