Setting this form of gold
apart from bullion coins, these gold coins have a supply that
is permanently limited, and actually decreasing through time
from inadvertent damage and loss. The value of historic monetary
gold coins can vary greatly depending on age, rarity, and condition,
but, of course, its gold content inherently provides a floor
For the informed investor seeking gold
diversification, some "collector" pre-1933 coins in
uncirculated condition can be purchased at prices comparable
to bullion prices - especially when buying in volume from a well-connected
gold brokerage rather than through smaller, specialty gold coin
dealers. When good pricing opportunities arise, these coins should
always be selected over common bullion gold coins for the additional
advantages they bring to your portfolio.
The prices range depending on grade ("Fine"
(heavily worn) to to grade "Uncirculated") and may
vary higher for specific years of low mintage. Increases can
be further encountered as the price of gold rises.