Fractional bullion: good investment or waste of money?
Hello my fellow coin/bullion collectors!
Today I was at my local coin shop and a question popped into my head upon seeing his fractional (under 1 troy oz) bullion.
I noticed that fractional bullion is much more expensive than larger (1 troy oz +) bars/rounds/etc.,
For example it will cost someone a lot more to buy 10x 1/10th oz American Gold Eagles than it would to buy a simple 1x 1oz American Gold Eagle.
However it seems like fractional bullion has a very large benefit as well.
If someone wanted to sell/barter $1,000 worth of bullion it would be easier to sell 4x 1/10th oz American Gold Eagles than it would to sell an entire 1oz American Gold Eagle. An investor might not want to liquidate an entire troy ounce of gold.
So here is my question: Do you think buying fractional bullion is worth it for ease of use & ability to sell/barter it in a way that allows for someone to do so in smaller and more accurate amounts?
Or do you think fractional bullion is just too expensive and that it’s better to use that extra money to buy more bullion?
I’m curious in hearing your thoughts.