A Durable Investment
In a world of digital exchanges and cryptocurrencies, the long-standing historical and aesthetic appeal of coins is one of the reasons why sovereigns and rare coins are constantly in demand. These coins share characteristics, as well as playing different roles in an investment portfolio by offering a spectrum of risk and return.
Among the coins most valued by collectors are series of limited-edition modern proofs from the Royal Mint, alongside pre-Elizabeth II British gold sovereigns. Minted almost continually for nearly two centuries, sovereigns combine a gold play with the addition of a collectable premium. Coins with these characteristics are called semi-numismatic, and the sovereign is the world’s most widely traded and owned gold coin in this category.
Alternatively, the precious metal content of rare coins bears little relationship to their market value. Their rarity, even at relatively low grades, insulates rare coins from volatility, offering consistent returns due to relative scarcity. Non-collectable gold bullion coins broadly track the gold price, and are held for their precious metal content rather than historical or market appeal.