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This might be from somewhere else but i have not seen it myself.

on one side you have a pound of $10 gold coins

on the other side you have a half pound of $20 gold coins

which side is worth more american money?

which side is worth more on the world market?

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Depends on the weight of a $10 dollar coin compared to the weight of a $20 coin.

Say a $10 coin weighs an ounce and a $20 coin weighs 2 ounces. You'd have 16 $10 coins and 4 $20 coins.

If a $20 coin weighs the same as a $10 coin, then you'd have the same amount of American money.

If the exchange rate for the dollar keeps dropping, than the full pound of gold would be worth more.

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For American money, it depends on the weight of each of the coins. But in terms of the world, I'd take a pound of gold over half a pound any day.

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Always choose the side where the LIGHTER COIN is, and not necessarily the lightest side!

It will probably be the side of the $10 coins in this case...

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Always choose the side where the LIGHTER COIN is, and not necessarily the lightest side!

It will probably be the side of the $10 coins in this case...

When it comes to "gold" coins as in American standards they can stamp any amount on them that they want (similar to the difference between the quarter and the "golden dollar" same size and almost the same metal content, but a different monetary value)

So in this case you are left only with the weight difference one pound is worth more than a half pound.

And if you want to think about it a little more than you have to take into account that gold is weighed via the troy scale all over the world which is a 10oz pound. So........

10oz gold @ (925 as of 20mar08) = $9,250

5oz gold @ (925 as of 20mar08) = $4,625

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