Irish mythology says that where the rainbow touches the ground, a pot of golden moments is hidden. Only the dwarf elf who guards them can easily outwit a man who craved easy wealth. Elves have remained a legend, and gold coins have not disappeared after hundreds of years and remain a profitable tool for long-term investments. Let’s look at it in more detail.
So, what you need to know about gold coins first. There are two types-investment and memorable. The first is the gold itself.’
the ingot is in the form of a coin, its weight is guaranteed by the state. The circulation of these coins is high, but they have no collectible value and cost as much as the gold currently on the market. The most obvious advantage of these items is that they are very easy to sell. But they have little collectible value.
Commemorative and collectible coins are much more interesting. They are minted on the occasion of important dates, timed to various events. The circulation of such a coin can be only 100 coins, a maximum of 25 thousand. It is more difficult to sell and buy a collectible, but investing in it with all the risks is much more profitable than just in gold.
There are two states of issue of gold coins – excellent, this is AC, comes from the English abbreviation UNC, that is, it does not circulate-it is not in circulation, as well as improved quality, which is also proof-in this case, the surface of the coin is excellent. mirror. The first option is typical for investment coins, the second – for collectible.
Commemorative coins have a complex pattern and high surface quality. The weight and composition of the gold alloy from which they are made practically do not affect the cost. The main criterion for such a coin is the size of the circulation. Therefore, it makes sense to invest in really rare coins.
Collectible coins are also issued in a small circulation, although it is larger than commemorative coins – 10-15 thousand coins. They are usually published in series devoted to various topics – nature, architecture, celebrities, sports.
The advantage of buying investment coins is that this purchase is not subject to VAT. But keep in mind that Russian coins do not have a global distribution, and it will be difficult to sell them abroad. Therefore, if you are going to sell them abroad in the future, it is best to focus on foreign options from the very beginning-Australian, Canadian and Chinese coins.
Another term to be aware of is the bank spread. We are talking about the difference between the cost of purchasing a coin and the price of its subsequent delivery to the bank, which will never be in favor of the buyer. The profit from investment coins is directly related to the profitability of precious metals only in the long term.
Over long periods of time, the price of gold is always rising, so these coins are good for long-term investments. Investing in collectible and commemorative coins with a small circulation is successful if you know which ones have the greatest value. The type of coins chosen ultimately depends on the purpose for which you are investing.
You can buy coins, mostly collectible, in numismatic clubs and auctions, including via the Internet, but here you need to choose a site only with a very good reputation and carefully approach the conclusion of the transaction so as not to become a victim of fraudsters. When buying a coin from a bank, you must receive a special certificate confirming its authenticity.
Whatever object falls into your hands, it is important to store it correctly. Gold is a soft metal. Improper storage can lead to scratches or dents on the coin, which always reduces its value. The rules to follow so that your contribution does not lose value are simple.
Store the parts only in a dry place. Do not open the protective packaging in which the item was purchased, and do not touch it with your bare hands at all. So the pot of gold in the manual is not your method anyway.
The price of the coin is affected by the current gold exchange rate, the cost of its minting and condition. All coins, both investment and collectible, will become a profitable tool only for long-term investments, at least for 5 years.