It is now legal for individuals to own gold in the United States without any special licenses or restrictions. Gold can be held as a non-monetary product, but any attempt to reintroduce it as a medium of exchange will be challenged by the government. Gold coins can be purchased through dealers, pawn shops, and individual sellers, either in person or online. It is important to make sure that the dealer is listed in the US and that the gold coins are authentic and of the expected purity.
Investing in an ETF for gold miners is another option, as it provides diversification across the sector and reduces the risk of poor performance of any single miner.