Investment Coins vs. Bullion

A Checklist of Differences

1. Profitability

While gold bullion has had an impressive record of profitability since the mid-70's, there really is no comparison with investment rare coins. A $1000 basket of gold mint state rare numismatic coins — from 1970 to today — is now worth a stunning $105,995.99. (Based on the CU Guide at PCGS.com)

Mint state, gold bullion, Dow Jones chart

2. Privacy

With some forms of gold bullion, a 1099 form must be completed. Not so in the case of rare investment coins where there are no reporting requirements whatsoever whether you buy or sell. You'll enjoy a degree of privacy simply unsurpassed by any other investment.

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