The word bullion has a unique origin. During the rule of King Louis Xlll of France, the French minister of finance was Claude de Bullion. We know the word now as referring to bars and coins made from gold, silver, platinum, other precious metals. For a long time Gold has been considered a great way to protect your savings from the uncertain changes in the stock market. There are many bullion dealers that will give you a certificate of ownership, but actually having the tangible, solid gold coin or bar in your hands makes most people feel much more secure. Gold bullion is what you’ll find here in various forms including bars and rounds, as well as certified gold coins.