Four Key Factors of Success
Inside This Report
• Building Coin Collections the Best Way
• Insist on High Quality Coins
• How to Determine a Coin's Rarity
Everyone would like to
build a collection of coins that are interesting, valuable
today, and likely to grow in value in the future.
The typical investment-oriented coin collection differs greatly
from one built by either a high-end collector or by the wide
base of everyday collectors.
To meet your growth objectives, a rare coin collection has to be
built with an experienced approach. Here are four key factors
that we feel are of utmost importance.
1. Strong Demand from Serious Collectors
Always look for coins that have a broad base of both active
investors and collectors. The more wealthy, sophisticated, and
avid the base of collectors in an area, the more buyers you will
have to sell to in the future.
2. The Smaller the Supply, the Better
Be picky and insist on the highest quality rare coin for the
date that you can afford. This simple formula is always true:
Rarity + quality = value. Focus on coins that are hard to find
and the most desirable. Be patient in building a collection.
Later on, we feel that tough dates will almost always be in
highest demand and easier to liquidate under most market
3. Insist on a Strong Performance
Take the time to review the price history of any rare coin
you purchase. Rare coins with a good history of 100% to 300%
price increases during past bull markets, usually offer you
excellent profit potential in the next hot market. While past
performance is no guarantee of future value, we are convinced
that undesirable coins are losers in any market. It is of utmost
important to remember that each coin must stand on the value of
its own individual merit related to grade, price, eye appeal,
4. Search For Genuine Rarity
Finally, we recommend you acquire a selection of Genuinely
Rare United States Coins. There are fundamentally two ways to
determine a coin’s rarity. They are “Condition Rarity” and
Condition Rarity is a coin that is particularly rare in higher
grades. Some coins are common in worn, circulated grades, yet
there could be only five coins known to exist in higher grades
of "mint condition". The phrase Absolute Rarity means that a
coin is rare in any grade.
These few coins that are Absolutely Rare in any grade are the
“Blue Chip Recommendations” of the U.S. Rare Coin Market.
Not every coin you own has to be extremely rare. But, coins with
better rarity and of the highest quality should be in every
serious collection of U.S. Rare Coins. This adds diversity,
interest, and desirability as you enjoy the coins while you own
them and for others who may be acquiring your collection in the
years to come.
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