What Make Rare Modern British Coins Investment Grade
The distinction between rare modern British coins which can be considered collectors’ items (or investment grade pieces) and bullion coins is one lost on almost everyone but numismatics. Nonetheless, the difference is key to any new collector or hobbyist looking to build a decent portfolio or even just a nice collection to enjoy.
The main difference is that when you buy bullion coins, you are buying the quality and content of precious metal they contain. When you buy rare coins, it is more likely to be for the history, the scarcity and the quality of the individual coin that you do so. Unsurprisingly, this is how they are valued, too. So a very fine example of a 1980 Queen Elizabeth II Proof Half Sovereign will sell, for example, for a better price than a worn, damaged coin. Bullion coins, on the other hand, were designed to allow individuals to conveniently invest in precious metals. When you buy bullion coins, you are getting a specific weight and quality of gold, such as a .999 fine gold coin. What does this mean, in short? Well, the value of rare coins UK is variable depending upon whom you are trying to sell to (an enthusiast would perhaps place more value on it than a general antiques dealer), the condition of the coin, and how many there are available. The value of bullion, by contrast, is set by the weight and fineness of the metal it is made of. This prices only really varies as and when the overall price of that precious metal does.
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