Rare coins is a market which, like stamps, is breaking record after record at auction
And a market that we can help you enter because...
The Stanley Gibbons Rare Coin Index
The Stanley Gibbons Rare Coin Index is a good indication of the strength of the rare coin market. It lists 200 British coins worthy of investment and shows their value over a 10 year period.
The coin prices are based on published auction realisations for the last 10 years, so it's fully transparent and robust. What the index shows is that, like rare stamps, rare British coins continue on a steady upward trend with no volatility.
The Rare Coin Index also shows an average compound return of 13.3% over the last 10 years.
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The trend for diversification
It’s not just that global financial markets remain in turmoil and GDP growth in the UK is still negligible, it’s the fact that the market for rare coins is unsurprisingly buoyant.
I say ‘unsurprisingly’ for the simple fact that a steadily growing number of people are widening their scope when it comes to finding a more appropriate home for their savings or to balance and anchor their investment portfolios. In many investors’ minds, coins also have a clear link with currency and wealth and also with gold (traditionally another form of wealth diversification).
And if you’re concerned about liquidity? As CoinLink reports, Heritage Rare Coin Auctions (the world’s largest) it is believed have over 250,000 unique active collectors on their lists. Their passion underpins the market and ensures a low volatility in pricing.
A taste of riches
Just to give you a flavour of what we have on offer to you, our recent acquisitions contain some standout pieces, which are not only very attractive but are sure to increase in value if the market maintains its current healthy upward (yet not over-confident) trend.
The standout piece in the collection is a ‘Gold Hammered Third Coinage Laurel’ from the reign of King James I. When it first appeared in 1987 defined as a 'Fine Work' piece it fetched an almost unheard of £2,000 at Christie's (such valued coins then are now into six figures today). However, there is now some controversy as to whether the concept of 'Fine Work' exists as only one other is known (Drabble sale 1939) – and perhaps this piece was just made carefully as a trial or initial presentation piece. Consequently, it is offered as such and is a particularly good and well stuck example and is probably about the best example of this coin obtainable.
There is no downside to this rare coin. There is big demand from collectors for this ‘trial’, but if it was ever proven to be the 'real deal' it would instantly jump times in price. Yours to purchase for £24,500.
Our Autumn selection also features a rare contemporary portrait – a silver penny from the short reign of King Harold, famous or notorious for his defeat at the hands of William the Conqueror at Hastings in 1066; his reign was so short that there had been little time to organise the minting of coins in his name, Consequently, the coins of England’s best known Saxon king are exceptionally rare and highly prized – you can secure it outright or add it to a portfolio for £9,250.
And my final ‘appetite whetter’ is a Gold Hammered Tilla coin from the kingdom of Kashgaria (now Chinese Xinjiang) ruled by ‘The rebel Ya’ qub Beg’. This coin was made in the era of the ‘Great Game’ when the British, Russian and Chinese empires were vying for central Asia. Its extreme rarity lies in the fact that it is in the name of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II who came to the Turkish throne just a few months before Beg died. Consequently the only other known coins of Yaq'ub Beg are in the name of the previous Sultan. An almost extremely fine and well struck coin that makes an excellent addition to an investment portfolio due to the booming market for historic heritage items in China. Yours for just £7,650.
Rare coins are another exciting and potentially strong, tangible asset with great potential for you to diversify into.
All you have to do to get into this burgeoning market is signal your interest and how much you would like to invest and for now, we'll do the rest. Either email us straight back at email@example.com or fill in the form above.
We'll acknowledge your interest then lock down and allocate a portfolio of rare, valuable coins for you across a spread of countries and denominations; if you don't already have an Investment Portfolio Manager to manage your account with us, we will also introduce one of the team to you to be your personal contact going forward.
As with rare stamps, we recommend a minimum holding of 5-10 years to allow your investment to mature and on exit we will arrange favourable auction conditions for you with our specialist, numismatic partners.
So simply fill in the form above or, for more information or for a free, no obligation consultation with our specialist Investment Portfolio Management team call us on 0845 026 7170 (UK) or 00 44 1534 766 711 . Alternatively, you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.