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Coin Collecting for Pleasure or Investment

Author: Lawrence Chard - Director and Expert Numismatist

Published: 9 Apr 2018

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2020

Are you collecting coins for pleasure and enjoyment, or do you have an investment plan to sell them for a profit in the future? This is something you will need to ask yourself when researching your choice between coins or bars. 

Generally, coins have a more aesthetic appeal as well as educational value to them that cannot be given a value in the same way as a plain silver or gold bar. Similarly, there are bars that are collected, which have a collectable design, may come in an unusual size, weight, shape or from a particular assayer or refinery. 

Our main advice is, as always, do your research. It’s a fairly obvious tip, but unfortunately there are companies and dealers out there who want to make the most money possible. Try searching our sites, for the coin you’re interested in and compare our prices with other dealers to know you are getting a good deal. You can compare the price with the one in a coin book such as the Spinks catalogue.

You may wish to view all of our articles on our gold guide

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