What gold or silver coins would your business promote?

Firstly, I'm making a distinction between collectors' coins and trading coins. Collectors' coins tend to be worth much more than the spot value of the metal itself and fluctuate in price independently of the spot price of the metal whereas trading coins tend to be worth only a little more than the spot value and fluctuate with the value of the metal itself. Since the collector's coin contains a value independently of the spot value of the gold or silver in it, few shop owners would want or even possess the expertise to spend the time to assess the collector's value of the coin and so, unless that merchant is a coin collector himself, would probably accept the coin solely for its spot value or a value somewhat above or below it independently of its collector's value.

This means that no intelligent person would want to pay for a collector's coin at its collecto's price and then take a loss on it as he trades it as currency.

With that in mind, any business that wants to promote gold or silver trading will probably want to promote a trading coin.

Perhaps the most famous of these right now are gold dinars and silver dirhams minted by the World Islamic Mint in Dubai due to their meeting a high standard of uniformity (always at a weight of one classical mithqal or a multiple thereof) and security features and being sold at a moderate price above spot value.

Coins minted by national mints, though highly standardised (usually as an ounce, a fraction of an ounce, or in grams), are not quite as tandardised due to it being less convenient to calculate between fractions of ounces and grams and multiples of those, ounces and grams being independent measurements).

Of course a business could simplify things by promoting coins marked in grams only or ounces only.

This still leaves the problem of coins minted by national mints being collectors' coins.

A business could turn to other bullion coins minted by private mints, but even then it would want maximum standardisation and security features built in. The only ones I know of that meet that standard are the gold dinar and the silver dirham and their multiples.

Another option is gold-backed crypto currency. I think I read about one also based in Dubai whereby one unit is backed by one gram of gold, making it more reliable than Bictoin for instance. While that's fine online, we still need a physical coin for offline trade. The World Islamic Mint also allows the purchase of e-dinars backed by gold dinars. I believe e-dinars can be broken down into fractions too.

One potential pitfall with the gold dinar and silver dirham are their close link to Islam.

However, I don't see why a private non-Muslim mint couldn't create a secular version of the gold dinar and silver dirham that could be traded for their 'Islamic' counterparts a a rate of one for one but without the Arabic text engraved in it.
They won't do that because they saw what Hitlary and Obomba and HARPER did to Qaddafi when he did that ( he made gold dinars) a couple of years ago.
They sold him out to IS/US that the CIA was funding, who then raped his bottom and stole all that gold.

Numismatic coins will generally get a "better then you paid for it" price from another collector or dealer, and are generally not included in government confiscations

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compare to gram bullion prices
I was not talking about governments but businesses. A business must legally accept legal tender and even if it didn't have to, it would make smart business sense to do so. I can't imagine a business in Canada being successful while refusing to accept CAD as payment even it it could legally refuse it. With that, a business in Canada can legally accept a gold dinar or silver dirhams as payment only in addition to the CAD, not as a replacement.

Businesses are already accepting gold dinars and silver dirhams, but again always in addition to their legal tenders, not as a repacement:

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Another option is gold-backed crypto currency.

But there's a disadvantage on this too. According to what I read "Cryptocurrencies are virtual and do not have a central repository, a digital cryptocurrency balance can be wiped out by a computer crash"
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Where do get these crazy ideas?

Curious CDN was just being humorous. What's wrong with that?
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Curious CDN was just being humorous. What's wrong with that?

Petros doesn't "do" irony. It must be tough missing that part of an intellect.