The Merits of Investing in Silver & Gold Coinsposted on 21 March 2011 | posted in Investment in Coins | ( 3 ) Comments
Collecting coins is both an investment and a fine hobby which gives a historic perspective on major events in the world. Many of the coins are Limited Edition and over time see an increase in value. British coin issues are sought after worldwide as a result of interest in the Royal family, Royal memorabilia and British mint coins. Events such as The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton and the London 2012 Olympic Games with associated coin releases are key examples.
Coins and medals are also purchased for Birthdays, as Wedding Gifts, Christening celebrations, family heirloom, family celebrations and sometimes given to overseas visitors. They make truly remarkable and memorable gifts. Coin collector sets are often given to long serving employees by companies on retirement and seasonally at Easter and Christmas.
Again, many people collect silver coins as a result of their scarcity where recent trends have indicated a significant price increase in the silver coin collector market over the last five years, . New issues are sometimes sold out within days of release because of the interest in British coinage. They then command a premium and become desirable.
Coins are also bought for their intrinsic beauty and design features. Here the coin represents the wider 'art market" with the intricacy in design due to new technological advancement in coin minting and the sophistication of finishes available. It attracts investors of all ages. Some of the most innovative designs have originated from British mintage that command high prices.
A collection of coins also echoes the history of the UK over time and a contribution made by individuals to the changing face of Britain today. A serious collector will have a 'museum" at home by collecting coin and medal artefacts that give immense joy and satisfaction. Something to cherish, treasure and profit.
Coin collecting in recent years has proved to be a good source of wealth security against the turbulent political environment worldwide and the marked growth in silver and gold prices. Many of the currencies that were deemed a benchmark have been debased adding to uncertainty. However the silver and gold coin investment offers an alternative for dealing with these uncertainties. It represents a worthwhile investment for the future and also a means to starting a private collection.
Normally collectors start with a small budget and build up a portfolio over time. As composition of coins vary, individual preferences play a pivotal role. The choice of coin platforms range from Silver Proof coins to Silver Piedfort coins that are twice the thickness of it's silver proof counterpart, Gold and Silver Collector sets, miniature coins and commemorative issues that represent all the facets of British Society and the monarchy.
Collecting Silver and Gold coins is a prudent form of investment and should be part of any diversified portfolio. In addition to the joy of owning these fine coins, it represents a major investment for the future. The returns are determined by how soon one starts their collection.
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