Gold rounds are another way for gold investors to acquire gold without purchasing gold that's been handled by bureactric governments. On average, rounds sell at lower premiums than gold bullion coins as well.
They are similar in size to gold coins but have zero currency value attached to them (due to lack of government control). Many companies such as Apmex, Johnson Matthey and other companies sell these rounds. Here's a few examples of popular gold bullion rounds:
1 oz American Buffalo
1/2 oz Apmex
1 oz Apmex Freedom Girl
Use a Gold Weighing Scale to Verify the gold content in rounds
Gold rounds are tricky because although there is no government involvement; however, you should proceed with caution when buying rounds because there are fakes circulating around.
I recommend you purchasing a digital gold weighing scale to verify the weight and purity of any gold rounds you may purchase.