Gold coins have been a popular investment option for precious metals investors and collectors alike, mainly for their intrinsic value, as well as durability and portability.
Moreover, investing in gold coins can be an excellent way to diversify your portfolio and protect your wealth from economic instability. So, if you are looking to buy gold, gold coins can be a good choice.
Fine Gold Coin 900.0 - 40 Francs Napoléon Bonaparte Premier Consul An XI
Fees: $757.69 per coin
Fine Gold Coin 900.0 - 40 Francs Napoléon Tête Laurée Empire 1812 (Q2)
Fees: $399.59 per coin
Why invest in gold coins?
Gold coins have been used as a store of value for thousands of years and are still considered a safe haven asset today.
Gold coins can hold legal tender status, meaning that they are officially recognized in the market and can be used for payments, which can be a significant benefit for savers and investors.
Collectible coins, on the other hand, can have their value going up depending on their rarity and collectors' interest.
Moreover, collectible coins can help investors diversify their portfolio and balance out riskier and more volatile investments such as stocks and crypto.
Which gold coins to buy?
There are several types of gold coins to choose from, including mint coins and collector coins.
Mint coins are typically produced by government mints and are considered legal tender in their respective countries.
Collector coins, like the Queen's Beasts and the Australian Kangaroo, hold value due to their distinctiveness and possess the potential to appreciate over time, depending on the interest of collectors.
For coins, the highest level of gold purity is 999.9 (see our 999 gold coin collection). These coins, including Britannia gold coins and Canadian Maple Leaf coins, showcase an array of designs, often commemorating historical events, iconic figures, or cultural symbols.
Meanwhile, the renowned gold Krugerrand, among other coins, has a purity of 916.7, meaning that it also contains a copper alloy that gives distinct orange-gold glow to these coins.
However, it’s important to remember that both 999.9-pure Canadian Maple Leaf and 916.7-pure Krugerrand coins contain an equal amount of gold —1 troy ounce in the case of the primary coin size. Their purity is different because of the additional elements blended with the gold content, determining the coin's final appearance and hardness.
Gold coins: world mints and manufacturers
Several mints around the world produce and sell gold coins, including the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom, the Perth Mint in Australia, and the Royal Canadian Mint. These are reputable mints that issue high-quality gold coins that are recognized worldwide.
On GOLD AVENUE, we offer a selection of gold coins coming from the following international mints:
We also offer gold coins issued by these European mints:
Gold coin collections
If you want to start building a coin collection, simply determine what kind of coins interest you the most and start from there. For example, you might be drawn to a particular historical era and seek out coins minted during that period or coming from a specific mint.
On the other hand, many coin collectors enjoy collecting limited edition coins, specifically crafted to commemorate significant historical events and anniversaries.
You can find all gold coin collections on our website:
What to know before buying gold coins?
Before buying in gold coins, it's important to research the market, follow the price of gold and understand how it works. As with any other investment, the gold price tends to fluctuate, depending on various factors, including the global economic situation, geopolitics, movement in the U.S. dollar, and so on. It's also important to buy gold from a reputable dealer to ensure the purity of your coins.
Gold coins to protect your assets
Investing in gold coins can be a great way to protect your wealth from economic uncertainty and pontential geopolitical turbulence.
As a physical asset, gold has historically maintained its value even during economic downturns, making the yellow precious metal a reliable store of value.
When it comes to gold coins, they are relatively easy to sell. If you buy and store you gold goins in GOLD AVENUE’s secure vaults, you can sell them back to us at any time with 0% commission.
Gold coins to protect your investment portfolio
Adding gold coins to your investment portfolio can help diversify it and reduce the overall risk that might come from your other, more volatile and risky investments such as stocks and cryptocurrencies.
Modern gold coins and historical gold coins: what’s the difference?
Modern gold coins are typically produced in large quantities and tend to have a lower premium than historical gold coins.
Historical gold coins, on the other hand, may have a higher premium due to their rarity and historical significance.
In any case, both types of gold coins can be a good investment, depending on your investment goals and strategy.
How to choose between buying gold coins and other physical gold products?
In addition to gold coins, there are other physical gold products you can investi in, such as gold bars and silver coins.
A notable distinction between coins and bars is that the manufacturing process of coins is usually more mmmmmtime-consuming and expensive compared to bars, resulting in their varying prices.
Silver coins are often less expensive than gold coins and can be a great way to diversify your investment portfolio, especially if you’re just starting your precious metals journey.
Storing and protecting your gold coins
Storing your gold coins securely is crucial to protect them from theft, damage, or loss. There are several options available, depending on your preferences and budget.
One option is to buy a secure safe for your home. There are many types of safes available, ranging from small and affordable to large and expensive. Safes that are specifically designed for storing precious metals often come with features like fireproofing and high-security locks.
Another option is to store your coins in a secure vault. GOLD AVENUE offers insured storage in secure Swiss vaults that can provide an extra layer of safety for your investments.
How to sell your gold coins?
If you want to sell your gold coins, consider the current market conditions for gold. The price of gold tends to fluctuate, so it's important to stay up to date on the latest trends. You can track the gold price on our gold price page.
If you have bought your gold coins on GOLD AVENUE and are storing them in one of our secure vaults, you can sell them back to us at any time and with no commission.