Coin Investment

There are more and more people who starting to view coin collecting as investment. You can see this phenomenon with US coins, where some specialist started to suggest to keep 10% of your investment portfolio in coins! It becomes more and more interesting for investors as most of the coins constant growth in value and some bring better returns than risky stock market! Apart of US, Canada and UK, where coin collecting is already matured. Coin collecting is growing fast in Australia and Europe. In fact, Europe has a huge potential with it's fast growing economy and amazing history of coins.

Some East European countries are showing very fast grow in coin's prices as economy is stabilizing and more and more people understand the potential value of these coins and trying to buy them while they are still cheap. You can buy Imperial Russian Coins at My Coin Dealer shop.

Coin Investing

Rare Modern commemorative US coins

Some call it a hobby. Some call it an investment. I say it's exploding into big profits with small capital amounts. I'll explain what IT is in just a moment, so bear with me. For example, you could invest $59.00 on July 15, 2002 and on July 15, 2003 your investment could have grown to $250.00. That's over a 4 to 1 return. Now what do you think of it?

Oh and better still, the money that you contribute to this particular nest egg has almost no risk. And wow! What about its artistic beauty that reflects historic meaning?

What am I talking about? Rare Modern commemorative U.S. coins. Yep, that's right. This is coin collecting, folks. But not like you might envision. You might be picturing a middle to elderly aged man, sitting quietly at a desk, with magnifying glass in hand, examining some ancient Greek token.

No, this is different. This is even exciting. Don't believe me? Well, take a look at Ebay.

Look up modern commemorative U.S. coin, and watch the incredible tally of listings that appear. Then grab your coin reference book and compare today's winning auction dollars to any of those coins' original issue price. I'll bet for the most part you'll be floored at the difference. Below I'll show you some exciting profits you could make.

Most of today's coin collectors developed the hobby within the last twenty years. Nearly all of the commemorative coins issued in this time period has increased in value. Here are a few examples of coin investments which have some collectors smiling: the 1995 Tenth Anniversary of the American Eagle coin set (issue price $995.00, current value $3,600.00); 2000w $10 uncirculated bimetal Library of Congress coin (issue price $235.00, current value $1,100.00).

Last but not least, how about the 2001 Buffalo Dollar two coin set, which originally sold for $59.00? It is now selling as high as $300.00 on Ebay! Let's say you had bought all of the above coins over the six year period these coins were issued. You would have spent a total of $1,854.00 (or $25.75 a month). At today's market value, you would have $7,100 in modern rare coins. All these coins have, at least, tripled in value. I think you're beginning to get the picture here.

Now, does this sound like the kind of hobby for you? Let me give some tips:


The beauty of investing your money in coins is that, in a sense, you get to "have your cake and eat it too." Unlike stocks or a savings account, you actually get something beautiful for your money, which you can take out and look at. The old adage in coin collecting is that you can spend every penny you have on your hobby, and still have money left over. If you invest wisely, you can make more than you would in any savings account, and your money is there when you need it, ready to be sold for a nice profit when you need ready cash.


Investing in Old Coins

If you are serious about investing in coins and want to maximize your return without spending much time in figuring out, which new commemorative issue will be valuable in the future, take a look at some older circulated coins (pre 1933).

Price of these coins was appreciating for last 70+ years and demand is only growing. There is a lot of history behind each issue of the coins and they are appealing to the most coin collectors and investors.

If you are like me and believe price of gold will appreciate in the future, stick with gold coins and you will get additional return from the increase in the bullion value.


  • Purchase AU-58, MS-62 and higher graded coins, graded by NGC or PCGS (learn more about Grading Coins), avoid not graded coins, unless it's something cheap.

Take a look at the latest US coin prices in our US Coin Values guide.

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This article even though it's outdated shows the nature of US coin market and will give you some tips, which are valid in today market.

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