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Buying Gold Coins

Friday, July 19th, 2013

There are other reasons to buy gold besides making a killing in the market. Even conservative investors should have some gold in their portfolio no matter what the market is doing. Not necessarily as an investment, but as insurance. In worst case scenarios, gold will always be worth something, in the best case, gold will be worth more than cash that’s in the banks and stocks.

Buying gold coins is one of the best and safest ways to invest in gold. Gold coins are usually more expensive; when it comes to the content of gold compared to bars. This is because gold coins are more expensive to manufacture. One benefit of gold coins over gold bars is gold coins tend to build more numismatic value over time. The reason for this is most gold coins are struck with a date on it. The older the coin usually the more numismatic value it will build, once it is kept in good condition.

Another benefit of buying gold coins is its ability to preserve your wealth from inflation or any other economic downturn a nation might face. Gold coins and gold bars have intrinsic value. This means unlike a stock in a company it will not become worthless over night because of human action. Gold coins are known to preserve wealth even when the organization that struck it ceases to exist. Gold coins do not rust or tarnish, so once it is not damage or scratched it will retain and usually build more value over time.

One last benefit of buying gold coins is its ease to liquidate. Gold coins are one of the easiest assets to sell. Most investors that invest in gold are likely to buy coins because of its ability to accumulate numismatic value over time. Another reason why gold coins are easy to liquidate is gold coins and gold bars usually have a uniform weight and purity stated on it. If an investor is not familiar with a coin, they can look at it and know how much gold and what purity they are buying. Investing in gold coins has its benefits; some of the benefits are hard to find in other investments. This is what makes gold coins one of the best investments out there.

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Gold Coin Collecting

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Gold coin collecting is one of only legal ways to defer taxation on your investment. This is because you have a physical item, that is not “on the books”, so it is not collecting interest which is taxable. The only time you will have to pay tax on your investment is when you cash your gold in for paper money, which is known as a capital gain, which must be claimed on your tax return.

It is important to conduct a great deal of research before you make any investment. Every wise investor knows this. This way you will be able to determine which gold coins are the best investment and which will be the most valuable in the future. Although gold does not lose its value, minted coins are not nearly as valuable as bullion coins.

Minted coins may be difficult to sell if there is no collector that wants to purchase them. Supply and demand is the basic premise here. In other words, you will need to invest in coins that collectors find desirable so that there is always a market for them if you want or need to trade them for cash.

There are many avenues to explore if you are making a gold coin purchase. You can buy from a traditional bricks and mortar coin dealer, and probably get an earful of expert advice at the same time. Another great source for gold coins is auctions. You can generally view the items that are going to be sold at an auction at a special viewing before the auction is conducted. This will give you a good idea of what coins are being auctioned off, and possibly allow you to do some research before making a bid.

Another option is purchasing online, but you have to ensure that the website you are purchasing your gold coins from is a reputable website. Never allow a dealer to “hold” your coins for you, always ask for delivery so that you can physically hold your investment.