At Scottsdale Bullion and Coin, we want to make sure our clients understand that precious metals are a key element in building a balanced investment portfolio. Precious metals investments are significantly more insulated from the volatility of traditional investment vehicles, and provide a steadying influence on any existing portfolio.
NOTE: Investment coins should not be confused with collector coins; the value of an investment coin is based on scarcity, certified condition and market demand.
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There are four factors to consider when making your precious metals investment selections:
- The origin: Which government entity minted the coin
- The issuer: Who is selling the coin
- The divisibility: Coins are more easily liquidated in increments smaller than 1 oz.
- The potential for confiscation: Gold bullion coins and bars can be confiscated by the government (an exception: those coins that have a “recognized special value to collectors”)