Why invest in numismatics?
COLLECTING OUT OF LOVE AND REASON
NUMISMATIC COLLECTIONS ARE A GOOD STORE AND TRANSMITTER OF THE VALUE OF PROPERTY ACROSS GENERATIONS.
In true collecting, a sense of purpose and a systematic approach to building a collection is paramount, as are patience and the ability to wait for exceptional pieces, humility and the desire to constantly educate oneself. Furthermore, being aware of market trends is no less important. We help clients recognise what has greater appreciation potential and what is more of a matter of the collector’s heart. With a good understanding of the market, money invested in coins can appreciate in value even in the short term.
Benefits of investing into rare coins
In the long run, numismatic collections have the potential for higher returns than precious metals, bonds or equities.
Rare coin returns over the past 20 years and the low volatility of returns is impressive. Compared to the returns from property, FTSE stock market and gold investments, it is truly striking. Rare coins have earned their owners almost 3 times more than a portfolio of alternative investments. You don’t just own a precious metal, you own art in precious metal, a piece of history, an authentic collectible that has often passed through very interesting collections.
“FOR 5,000 YEARS, PRECIOUS METALS IN VARIOUS FORMS HAVE REIGNED FROM A PEDESTAL AS MONEY.”5>
BEAUTY AND VALUE HIDDEN IN METAL
Coins and medals accompany us from antiquity through the Middle Ages to modern times.
They take us through the beginning of modern civilisation, its expansion, the rise and fall of empires. They show us many socio-economic parallels and connections. They broaden our horizons beyond the mainstream and accompany us on the path to critical thinking and synthesis of our unique worldview. Every coin has a story. The artistic value, the iconography, the unique authorship – that’s what makes coins rare. The precious metal then creates their intrinsic value.
ARTISTIC VALUE, RARITY, PERFECTION, QUALITY OF PRESERVATION AND PROVENANCE ARE IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES OF THEIR PRICE.
RARE COINS IN NUMBERS
Coutts, the investment house and bank that looks after the estates of British royal family, European aristocracy and top clientele, has seen its rare coins appreciate by almost 225% in 11 years.
Of 14 categories evaluated, vintage cars and rare coins have been the most profitable assets since 2005. What’s more, rare coins were the only asset that did not experience a decline in a single year.
The growth in the value of rare coins has been steady. Few are selling. The bargaining power is on the seller’s side. And coins are not sold cheaper than they are bought. That’s the world of rare coins.
It’s been that way more or less for centuries. It is, of course, also influenced by the external environment, the long-term monetary expansion and the fact that they are a luxury, fancy asset.