Gold coins: a brief history

Many people are aware that gold is a good way to protect your investment portfolio, but few know that certain collectable gold coins can be a better alternative. This article aims to provide readers with the necessary information to successfully invest in collectable gold coins. Gold coins have been minted for over 2000 years. Gold’s colour and its relatively rare occurrence in the earth explain why humans have long ascribed value to this precious metal. The concept of coinage as…

Many people are aware that gold is a good way to protect your investment portfolio, but few know that certain collectable gold coins can be a better alternative. This article aims to provide readers with the necessary information to successfully invest in collectable gold coins. Gold coins have been minted for over 2000 years. Gold’s colour and its relatively rare occurrence in the earth explain why humans have long ascribed value to this precious metal. The concept of coinage as…

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Copper coin production during the Hanoverians: George I, II And III.

This is an extract from the article A Brief History of British Regal Copper Production during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries which forms a part of the project The Coins of Colonial and Early America, by the University of Notre Dame. The full article is published on their website, link here. In 1717 a royal warrant proclaimed a new halfpenny would be issued by the royal mint. Halfpence and farthings were produced that were somewhat smaller in diameter but thicker than earlier issues. This…

This is an extract from the article A Brief History of British Regal Copper Production during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries which forms a part of the project The Coins of Colonial and Early America, by the University of Notre Dame. The full article is published on their website, link here. In 1717 a royal warrant proclaimed a new halfpenny would be issued by the royal mint. Halfpence and farthings were produced that were somewhat smaller in diameter but thicker than earlier issues. This…

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Why should you invest in gold?

Gold has long been coveted more than any other precious metal and has been hoarded and used as an indicator of wealth for millennia. While its history as an investment is therefore long and important, investors in the current fiat economy may question gold’s value and return as an investment. The article below lays out the case for gold as a secure and valuable asset for the modern-day investor.  Protection against inflation and currency depreciationSince currencies were lifted off their…

Gold has long been coveted more than any other precious metal and has been hoarded and used as an indicator of wealth for millennia. While its history as an investment is therefore long and important, investors in the current fiat economy may question gold’s value and return as an investment. The article below lays out the case for gold as a secure and valuable asset for the modern-day investor.  Protection against inflation and currency depreciationSince currencies were lifted off their…

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Six quick tips to coin investing

Whatever the reason for your investment, there are many things to consider to ensure it is secure in the long term. Find our top 6 tips on how to successfully invest in coins below. 1. Choose a field that interests youLimit yourself to a country, type and/or time periods. Choose something that you are interested in and want to know more about. Understanding your field is key to enjoying the investigative work associated with investing rare coins.  2. Do your…

Whatever the reason for your investment, there are many things to consider to ensure it is secure in the long term. Find our top 6 tips on how to successfully invest in coins below. 1. Choose a field that interests youLimit yourself to a country, type and/or time periods. Choose something that you are interested in and want to know more about. Understanding your field is key to enjoying the investigative work associated with investing rare coins.  2. Do your…

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