Always Think Like a
Serious Collectors Make the Most Money
Systematically Collect Coins
Our Rare Coin Specialists Can Help You
As you build a rare coin
collection, it's important to take into consideration who your
collection will interest later when you get ready to sell.
Over the decades, Austin Rare Coins management team has
carefully studied the success of many of the best known coin
collectors. This has lead us to recommend a distinctive
collecting strategy to our clients, one that we feel will add to
the pleasure of ownership and the long-term financial success of
This approach is an ideal way to help you identify the most
appealing and desirable areas of the coin market to build your
Here is a link to the Rare Coin Terms - Quick Dictionary to help you get started!
Always Think Like A Coin Collector
Time has proven that serious collectors tend to make the most money in rare coins. Typically, they
search for “undervalued coins” and buy "well below" previous
market highs. They hold their coins patiently for years
and sell into hot coin markets.
Put Rare Coins in Perspective
Rare Coins have an extremely limited, fixed supply.
Historically, coins increase in value when a wave of new
collectors enters the market and their demand overwhelms the
limited supply. In a rising market, newcomers are forced
to bid-up prices to entice the old-time coin collectors to sell.
Keep in mind that coins do not go up forever. Coins trade
up and down in long market cycles and they do go down in price
as well as up. That's why timing is a key factor to
Buying a few coins here and there with no plan or goals
usually leads to a hodge-podge collection of coins. Avoid
this approach that makes your collection harder to sell later.
We find that the most successful Rare Coin portfolios to be sold
in recent years were built by "systematically" assembling
historically rare and desirable coins. Developing a plan
early makes all the difference.
The table below is a brief list of popular areas of coin
collecting. It can aid you in deciding on a focus for your
|Rare Coin Collectors
|| Newbie Collectors
Pre-1933 Gold Coins:
$20 Liberty 1849-1907
$20 Saints 1907-1933
Gold by Denomination
$10, $5, $3
Princess, $2 1/2 &
Pre-Civil War Gold
Dahlonega, Charlotte, and
New Orleans Mint
Morgan Silver Dollars
Peace Silver Dollars
Rare Date Gold
Early Proof Sets
Fractional Gold Coins
Coins by Mint Mark
Carson City Silver Dollars
Shipwreck Gold Coins
High Grade Modern Coins
Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters, Halves,
Modern Proof Sets
Uncirculated Sets by Year
Coins by Mint Mark
Bullion Silver Coins
Bullion Gold Coins
Focus on a Precise
Area of the Market
Thousands of coins have been issued
since 1792 when the U.S. Mint first opened. Very few collectors
or coin dealers can be experts in more than a few areas of the
market. For example, newbie collectors with limited budgets
often collect modern coins that have extremely limited profit
potential. That's not the kind of coins we sell.
We prefer to focus on serving investment-oriented collectors who
may be acquiring Gold or Silver Bullion for the first time.
Once these clients are educated fully about classic U.S. Rare
Coins, they soon join our large base of Rare Coin Collectors.
In time, many move up to becoming what we call our Super
Collectors who focus completely on acquiring extremely rare and
historically important coins.
Sure, you can buy a few coins here and there on the internet,
but please understand how important it is to build a long-term
relationship with a firm that matches your interests and needs.
Staying connected to one company makes it easier to liquidate
your collection when you're ready to sell.
How To Get Started?
The members of our
Austin Buying Trust have been acknowledged as pillars of
authority in the Rare Coin industry for decades. This team has
trained and shared their knowledge with our staff at Austin Rare
Coins & Bullion over the past 18 years.
Together, this highly specialized form of collecting U.S. Rare
Coins is shared. The Buying Trust hands down their skills,
knowledge, and experience to our Rare Coin Specialists who work
one-on-one personally with individual collectors like you.
Rare Date Gold Experts
While we offer a wide range of U.S. Coins, here are key areas in
which we have a unique interest and specialized experience.
1. Our entire staff has been trained as specialists in
Pre-1933 Gold Coins. We love Gold, we always have. We
can answer many of your questions about how to start with Gold
Bullion and then move up gradually to building a collection of
Rare Date Gold from the 1800's through 1933.
2. One area of our specialization is Pre-Civil War coin
collections. We buy, sell, and trade the rarest of
Gold Coins from the long-closed, almost forgotten branches of
the U.S. Mint in Dahlonega GA, Charlotte NC, and New Orleans LA.
Our Buying Trust also knows the U.S. Silver Dollar market inside and out.
In the current strong Silver market, Silver Dollars have become
very hot again and provide an ideal way to diversify beyond rare
date Gold collections.
We can make a very persuasive case for why we chose these areas
of coin collecting to build our business, mostly based on our
personal experiences. However, you may want to collect
only Buffalo Nickels or Standing Liberty Quarters. And
that's perfectly fine. To be successful, we recommend you
find another established dealer who inventories, buys, and sells
exactly what you want to collect.
How To Get Started?
Before you begin to build a serious collection of U.S. Coins,
please talk with our team of Rare Coin Specialists first.
We can discuss your goals and help select areas of focus.
We'll share what's hot and what's not to help you avoid making
mistakes. We also recommend you
FREE Rare Coin Profit Report. Early
planning will make it easier to finish a collection within a
clearly defined budget range.
Call Austin Rare
Coins, Inc. Monday through Friday 9AM to 9PM at
Taking a few minutes to talk with us today may avoid significant
problems later. Getting the facts first can prove to be
very rewarding in the long run.