Invest in Rare Coins
Why invest in rare coins?
Collecting and investing in rare coins is a passion that compels people to travel all over the world – from Beijing to Long Beach, California – for shows, conventions, auctions and to secure private sales. It is another heritage asset market that is breaking records at auction. The value of rare coins exchanging hands in US alone was worth between four and a half billion US dollars to five billion US dollars in 2015 – although one expert estimated it at six billion US dollars.
When you invest in coins you invest in history. Rare coins have been collected and used as a store of wealth for centuries and rare, quality items have consistently shown price appreciation through the years. Because rare coins are an asset class that isn’t correlated to other mainstream, traditional assets it is largely unaffected by volatility and downturns in other markets. You are entering into a world market with more than two and a half millennia and socio-economic development.
Every coin tells a story; why was it minted and when, who did it once belong to, what was happening in the world when it was created. There is always someone in the world looking for a coin to fill a gap in their collection.
Tracking the investment performance of coins
The Stanley Gibbons GB200 Rare Coin Index is listed on Bloomberg Professional™ Services and Thomson Reuters and is a good indication of the strength of the rare coin market. The coin price is based on published auction realisations, so it’s fully transparent and robust. What the index shows is that, like rare stamps, selected investment-grade rare coins continue on a steady upward trend with no volatility with an average compound return of 11.4% over the last 10 years.
Past performance is no guarantee for the future, but since prices were first tracked rare coins have over time outperformed gold, property and the stock market in terms of consistency of growth and stability.
How we pick coins for your portfolio
The majority of our investors are not professional numismatists (coin experts) or even avid collectors and you don’t have to be an expert to invest. Our dedicated investment team work with our world-class coin specialists and will look after you and after every aspect of the investment process, from start to finish.
A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, a core part of the Stanley Gibbons Group, have a history dating back to 1872 and they are one of the largest and longest established numismatic dealers and auction houses in the world. In today’s uncertain times, trust and security are fundamentally important to preserve your wealth. Their team of world experts sit on numismatic boards and associations across the globe and have over 200 years collective experience covering all areas of numismatics – British, Ancient and Foreign Coins.
When you choose to invest with us, we offer you a balanced portfolio of investment-grade collectibles all specially selected by our experts for their authenticity, rarity and propensity for growth. Although history has shown rare coins to be a stable investment, we would always recommend a diverse portfolio to minimise risk – and of course, past performance is not a guarantee for the future.