ASK: a coin or bar's selling price.
BID: a coin or bar's buyback price.
BULLION: platinum, gold or silver in the form of bars, coins or ingots.
BREAK EVEN: the percentage gain a coin or bar's bid price must increase to equal the original ask or selling price.
MELT VALUE: the value of a coin or bar's precious metal content.  The Melt Value is calculated by the amount of the precious metal multiplied by the spot price of the metal. For example, if a coin contains one ounce of gold and the spot price is $1,500 per ounce, the melt value of the coin is $1,500.
OBVERSE: the front or "heads" side of a coin.
PREMIUM: the amount charged above a coin or bar's melt value.
REVERSE: the back or "tails" side of a coin.
SPREAD: the difference between a coin or bar's ask (selling) price and its bid (buyback) price. For example, if a coin's ask price is $1,000 and its bid price is $720, the spread is $280 or 28 percent.  The spread is different from the markup.
SPOT PRICE: the price paid for a precious metal based upon immediate delivery. Spot prices may be expressed as the ask or selling price or the bid or buyback price.

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