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In case of purchasing multiple gold coins (assume same kind of coin) on several occasions, for the purpose of capital gains tax calculation upon resale - does one have to calculate adjusted cost base to average out the cost (for "gold"), or can individual coin purchases be treated as separate securities altogether?

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    Do the coins have a serial number that can be used to differentiate them? – mhoran_psprep Mar 16 at 2:49
  • I have not bought them, yet, so don't know :). Assume Canadian Maple leaf 1 oz though. – Joe Mar 16 at 3:15
  • Did some more research - assume no serial number, but would be curious to find out what difference this makes. – Joe Mar 16 at 18:08

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