This is the act that allows the Mint to produce and sell gold bullion coins.
(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall mint and issue, in quantities sufficient to meet public demand,
(2) (A)The Secretary shall sell the coins minted under this subsection to the public at a price equal to the market value of the bullion at the time of sale, plus the cost of minting, marketing, and distributing such coins (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and promotional and overhead expenses).
Before, we could buy gold at just a slight premium. Check out the latest pricing schedule.
Which makes you ask---Whatever happened to the Gold Bullion Act of 1985?