I was curious as I am trying to learn more about gold coins and best avenue to find some roughed up ones for a good price. I know my great great grandmother had handed down gold coins in the family and each of my mothers kids were given a coin. Unfortunately in 2001 when we got are house redone, one of the workers who happened to be an ex NYPD officer, stole the coins. Each coin was a $20 gold US coin from the early 1800's that had been passed down over the years. I would like to replace each one, if I can, or at least the one that I should of had being that the coins are now so expensive. I figure I will go for a $5 or $10 gold USA coin as it should be more reasonable to acquire over time. Anyway, my question is where can I find a good deal and what is the best gold coin to acquire for long term investment, and artistic value(a lot of those coins have nice artwork on them).