The Indians used to call gold the yellow metal that makes white men crazy. Well, you sure would have to be crazy to buy gold coins on the Internet. Looking at eBay, I noticed quite a few 1/4 ounce gold coins being offered for what a half ounce coin is going for at coin and pawn shops. And one of them was only about $100 shy of the price for a one ounce coin--that's almost four times over what they should be charging.
I'm not really looking for a gold coin. I was just curious what they're going for and was flabbergasted. Of course you can ask for any price. That doesn't mean you'll get it.