What is an Investment Grade Coin?

What is an Investment Grade Coin?

Investment Grade Coins are collectible coins that are scarce and highly sought after by collectors and investors alike. Forged with precious metals, this level of collectible coin offers an excellent profit potential for investors wanting to hold them at least three years.

Investment Grade Coins can be sold individually or in rolls, and with every passing year, usually become scarcer and more valuable. At Mint State Gold we have more than 50 years of buying, selling, evaluating and consulting with and for our clients on how to make the most of these desirable coins.

Studies commissioned by Congress have shown that coins offer excellent returns. One highly regarded congressional study conducted by Dr. Lombra reported that over a 30-year period, investment gold coins earned an average of 13.4% return from 1979 to 2003. That kind of return beats stocks, bonds, mutual funds, savings accounts and virtually any other type of sound investment. Another study by Dr. Robert Brown showed similar returns but… over a 62-year period!

Dr. Brown, Dr. Lombra and other investment gurus recommend that savvy investors have at least 15% of their portfolios in collectable coins.

The investment grade coins we recommend for our clients are certified gold and silver United States rare coins. We typically use two highly regarded outside grading services, PCGS and NGC, to certify and authenticate most of our coins. Read the article What is Coin Grading? to learn more about graded coins and grading services.

The most popular gold coin we offer is the $20 Gold Saint Gaudens, considered by collectors and experts to be the most beautiful coin ever minted in the U.S.A. We also sell the very popular Liberty, and Indian series of US gold coins.

Since these famous coin series had all ceased production by 1933, they are all categorized as “collectible coins”. This means they are not subject to confiscation laws, and have many tax advantages.

The silver investment coins we offer include the famous Morgan Silver Dollar and Peace Silver Dollar series. Our silver dollar coins can be purchased in individual certified holders or, in multiples of the same coin in rolls. Regardless, most Mint State Gold investment grade coins are in ‘Brilliant Uncirculated’ condition or higher, practically untouched, giving them even more value.

Coins have long been a collectible asset but now, more than ever, they offer a level of comfort that many investments do not. Why? Like a fine piece of art, they are highly sought after, visually striking, scarce, and have historically increased with the passing of time.

If you’re interested in learning more about Investment Grade coins, call a Mint State Gold representative today toll-free at 1-888-454-0444.

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