Let’s face it, today’s rare coin market is blazing hot…and these days, rare coin collectors and investors can easily expect their coins to appreciate handsomely over time. But, the really BIG gains in rare coins only happens by owning the right coins, at the right price, at the right time.
The biggest mistake I watch people make is buying coins with the “pig in a poke” theory. This theory often works well when markets, be they stocks, real estate or coins, are in major market upswings. But a far better strategy, I think, is buying coins which carry all three of the fundamentals that should be applied when evaluating a potential coin acquisition: rarity, popularity and historical significance.
If you apply common sense to your acquisitions and purchase with these three criteria in mind, then you will most likely enjoy the greatest appreciation in your collection — and most likely have ready buyers, whatever the market climate is, at the time you choose to sell.
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My “TOP PICKS” for 2016 and Beyond
I believe these items more than meet the standards for rarity, popularity and historical significance…AND…also have above-average potential for significant price appreciation in the months and years ahead. I encourage you to browse through these recommendations, and then contact a Monaco Rare Coins Account Representative to inquire about current availability and pricing of the items for which you have the greatest interest.
Buy Key Date Rare Coins
In a word… “Demand!” Supply and demand moves all markets, and in the rare coin market, demand drives return on investment. A coin’s population drives supply, and when supplies are high, prices are usually lower when the coin is more readily available.
Buy Finest Known Specimens
Finest graded NGC or PCGS certified coins are vied for by the most serious of collectors, and these coins command extraordinary demand and price support because of their obvious enduring importance to those amassing the very best portfolios or collections.
Buy Type I $20 Liberties
During the 19th century, a “young” America experienced the sensational California Gold Rush . . . a Civil War that pitted brother against brother . . . and the minting of its first $20 gold coin, the Type-I Double Eagle (1849-1866).
Buy $2.50 Quarter Eagle Indians
When the Indian Head Quarter Eagles made their first appearance, they were rather controversial, but the $2.50 Indian gold pieces were also quite revolutionary . . . and, they remain so even today! And, they are highly desirable to a wide range of collectors.
Buy Carson City Silver Dollars
One of the most exciting series in numismatics is Morgan Silver Dollars, minted at the famed wild-west mint in Carson City, Nevada. Among the many popular U.S. coins, few are as beloved as the strikingly beautiful, large silver pieces from the days of the American Wild West.
Buy Private and Territorial Issues
Territorials come in all shapes and sizes due to their diverse periods, regions and private producers, with such notable names as: Humbert, Kellogg, Moffat, Templeton, Bechtler and Baldwin. Though the U.S. Constitution prohibited State-issued coinage, and it was strictly forbidden.
Buy GSA Holder Silver Dollars
When the GSA Silver Dollars were incorporated into the NumisMedia Fair Market Value Price Guide, values were sporadic for most dates and grades. The first listings were in September 2004. Most of the trades monitored were for MS63 to MS65 coins.
Buy Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Walking Liberty Half Dollars, arguably among the most beautiful of all circulating silver coinage, were born in the progressive era leading up to World War I. These silver 50-cent pieces were issued from 1916 to 1947, spanning a period of two World Wars.
Buy SS Central America Coins
In 1857, the elegant side-wheel steamer SS Central America was bound for New York, carrying 578 hardy souls and more than two tons of gold dust, nuggets, coins and assayer ingots from the California Gold Rush. The ship never made port, sinking in a hurricane off the coast of the Carolinas in 8,000 feet of deep blue sea.
Buy Rare Monetary Gold Ingots
The California gold rush phenomenon warranted an efficient means for miners to convert their hard-earned raw nuggets and dust into a gold bar form that was readily accepted. This necessity caused the advent of private monetary ingots. Assayer ingots soon became the standard method to deal with the massive flow of new California gold.
About Adam Crum
Adam Crum was born in Dallas, TX and was introduced to coin collecting by his father. His fascination with the business grew, and by the time he was 22 years old, it became a full-time enterprise. In addition to being an avid student of U.S. numismatics, he has spent his career helping others to understand how to successfully buy and sell U.S. coins. He has continually published newsletters, books and video programs on rare coins since 1991, has been published in most of the leading coin industry publications and has been a guest on many regional and national broadcast programs. Adam Crum is a member of most of the leading numismatic organizations and currently resides in Southern California with his wife and three children.