Disclosure of Risk

Disclosure of Risk

All investments involve risk - coins and bullion are no exception. The value of a bullion coin (e.g., American Eagle or Canadian Maple Leaf) is affected by many economic circumstances, including the current market price of bullion, the perceived scarcity of the coins and other factors. Some of these factors include the quality, current demand and general market sentiment. Therefore, because both bullion and coins can go down as well as up in value, investing in them may not be suitable for everyone. Since all investments, including bullion and coins, can decline in value, you should understand them well, and have adequate cash reserves and disposable income before considering a bullion or coin investment.

The prices of precious metals can fluctuate in wide ranges over relatively short periods of time, and from time to time have done so, and could double or more in an instant under certain circumstances.

There is a price differential or " Spread" between our selling price and not our buy-back price. US Gold does not commission charge a commission to sell -- if our sell price is $1,300, then their buy back price may be $1,300. if the current Spot Gold Price is $1,300. ( A typical market spread for bullion coin dealers is approximately 3% to 6% - for example, if their sell price is $1,300, then their buy back price may be $1,261 less a 2% commission).

To earn a profit upon resale to us, your bullion or coins must therefore appreciate sufficiently to overcome this price differential.

Our prices are set internally based upon our analysis of a variety of factors and are not necessarily tied to the prices quoted by any other organizations or markets. The prices charged by us for bullion and coins are subject to frequent change based on market conditions and many factors.

Bullion and coins purchased from us may not be returned for a refund, but you may usually sell the products to us at our prevailing buy-back price. It will be your responsibility to ship the products that you sell back to us, and you will be charged a $35 receiving fee per package.

Our trading personnel are non-commissioned individuals. Their work experience, knowledge and training are not regulated and vary widely. They and/or US Gold may receive, from time to time, undisclosed compensation for recommending specific products (including cooperative advertising, and/or bonus profits).

US Gold trading personnel may, from time to time, discuss the general direction of various financial markets. However, US Gold's employees are not licensed as investment advisors and they are not making any specific recommendations covering stocks or any other form of investment. Please check with a licensed professional with expertise in a particular market before making a decision to buy or sell.

Of the products that we generally buy and sell, bullion and bullion coins are usually more liquid then semi-numismatic coins and collectible products. Sometimes, because of its market influence, when US Gold stops recommending an individual coin or collectible product, depending on many factors, its price may drop.

While we are not obligated to do so, we have historically made two-way markets to both sell and purchase the products in which we trade. We may alter this policy at any time, without notice to you.

After we physically inspect and confirm the quantity and quality of the products you wish to sell, you and the traders can negotiate a price and we will be able to purchase the products from you.

During the time of shipment and our verification of the products, the value of the products could change dramatically. The risk of such a price change is 100% your risk. It is also your responsibility to send the materials to us and to insure them until we agree to purchase them from you, and we provide you with a transaction confirmation number.

Make all cashiers checks or bank wire transfers payable to US Gold, Inc.


Upon request, cash may be deposited into one of our National Banking accounts, US Gold maintains relationships with Bank of America, BBVA Compass Bank, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and US Bank for your convenience.

The carrier of your choice may ship metals and coins to us. However, we are not responsible for metals or coins that are lost or damaged in transit. If you would like your shipment to us to be insured, it is your responsibility to make your own arrangements.

Upon receipt of your bullion or coins, please inspect the shipment thoroughly to be certain you have received all of the products you ordered and that the products are consistent with those described on your invoice. You must report any variance within five (5) calendar days of your receipt of your shipment and you must have retained all original packing materials.

Please promptly notify us in writing if you change your address or any other account-related information. Be sure to include your account number and sign all correspondence. Telephone calls may be monitored/recorded in order to assure quality control and policy compliance.

Any deviation from US Gold's terms and condition must be in writing and must be signed/authorized by an officer of US Gold.

US Gold may at its discretion ease or waive certain of its rules or provisions of its "Terms & Conditions" in order to expedite business. You acknowledge, however, that any such such easing or waiver is for that specific transaction only and does not alter the "Terms & Conditions" of any other transactions between the parties.

If US Gold, in one or more instances, fails to insist that you perform any of the "Terms & Conditions", such failure shall not be construed as a waiver by US Gold of any past, present or future right granted under those "Terms & Conditions", and your obligations under them shall continue in full force and effect.

You and US Gold hereby waive their respective right to trial by jury of any cause of action whatsoever arising out of or in any way related to or connected with this or any other Agreement now or hereafter entered into between you and US Gold.

You and US Gold also waive any rights they may have to arbitration of any matter arising pursuant to this or any other Agreement now or hereafter entered into between you and US Gold, including waiving any rights to arbitration under the rules of the Professional Numismatic Guild.

The above are only some of the risks in purchasing and doing business in bullion and coins.

We strongly recommend that you acquire a sound understanding of precious metals and coins before you make your first purchase. As a general rule, many investment advisers believe you should not commit more than 20% of your investment funds to bullion or coins. Protect your future with a diversified portfolio that meets your objectives for safety, liquidity and growth. Recognize that all markets can become volatile and have their ups and downs.

We appreciate your understanding and business.

- US Gold

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