Benefits of Numisatics

Imagine having a hobby that expands your knowledge of American history and politics, enhances your appreciation for art, and helps you strengthen your organizational skills. Embracing such a hobby as numismatic coin collecting can bring you such benefits.

What is Numismatics?

Numismatics is the study or collection of currency. Today, most transactions are conducted by a form of payment that has a standardized value. The numismatic value is the value in excess of the monetary value. This is also known as the "collector value." The historical, economical, and political studies of money are an important part of the numismatic value of coins.

Simply put, any coin that is worth more than its weight in gold is known as a numismatic gold coin. Many factors influence the price of such coins. The coin's age, any historical event associated with it, the way it was manufactured, where it was minted, and how rare it is are all factors that influence a coin's numismatic value.

Numismatic Advantages During Recession

Since 1919, the United States has seen fifteen recorded recessions. During these economic phases the performance of numismatic coins has been great. For example, between 1981 and 1989 the CU 3000 Rare Coin index surged 660%.

Numismatic Advantages vs. Bullion

Bullion refers to precious metals in bulk where the value is determined by the weight and the current value of the precious metal. The price is based solely on its' content. This may seem like a good investment opportunity, however throughout history the right for private ownership of bullion has been revoked by the goverment. During those times, numismatic collectible coins are not revoked from private ownership.

In the last 25 years, numismatic gold has appreciated substantially over bullion. Even in periods of inflation and devaluaton of gold, numismatic coins have held steady.

Another advantage of numismatic collecting is that financial disclosure is not necessary. Unlike other investment opportunities, rare gold coin acquisition can be done confidentially and at your own discretion.