There is very little we do in the United States today in business that Uncle Sam does not get a piece of. Buying and selling precious metals is no exception. Or is it?
Compared to other assets, rare coins have certain advantages over all others, including bullion metals that can help the savvy investor create a legacy that is tangible and PRIVATE.
What with the global economic turmoil of the last few years, markets have been reeling chaotically, and much of the buzz has been focused on the spot price of gold. But while everyone is looking for alternative safe places to sock some wealth away, none of those places is more misunderstood than the precious metals market.
A mad scramble of newbies to the precious metals market, armed with little or no experience, is descending on precious metals and coins alike. Most who only consider two ways to buy precious metals – go after straight bullion (gold and silver at the melt price of the metal) or buy the rarest of the rare “trophy fish” coins (those that are in greatest current demand, with the highest premiums over the spot price of gold). Aside from these two ways, pretty much everything else, including the “little fish” coins, has been largely ignored by all but the savviest consumers.
Listening to the advice of ex stockbrokers, “bullion bugs,” and supposed “Experts” (who have their own agenda of trying to win awards, sell books, and boost their own name), these newly born numismatists throw out common sense, historical trends, and “supply vs. demand” economics for what their gut or some guy with a video on his self-promotional website is telling them to buy.
Don’t get me wrong. Bullion and ultra-rare coins are great. However, if one pays attention, it should become obvious that there are many other fish in the sea that may prove to be a better catch, both now and in the long term.
Yes it is true that the price per ounce of gold is going up, and auction houses have reported record sales of ultra-rare coins that are hitting the market, but many savvy collectors have been paying attention to that the “little fish” that aren’t getting all the attention. These collectors have studied the historical trends of all coins over the last 80 years, and recognize that some of the less-sought-after coins, with premiums just over the melt price of gold, offer great value, and if purchased at the right time, could meet both the needs of the bullion buyer as well as the experienced coin connoisseur. Why? It’s really simple when you think about it.
When you purchase bullion, you are getting the value of the gold itself, period. And while that price has historically risen, that increase has typically been overshadowed by the increase in value of collectible gold coins, which offer collector appeal on top of the intrinsic value of their metal. So the question the collector must ask him or herself is this: Why would I buy something whose value increases only due to one factor – increase in the melt price of the metal itself – when I can instead buy something whose value is also increased by factors well beyond that melt value? After all, when you purchase collectible gold coins, you are still getting the gold, but you’re also getting the potential for dramatic increases in the premium, over and above the melt price.
Jason Whitney, CEO of US Secure Coins, and his team of seasoned numismatic experts have been watching the market closely, and have identified several highly collectible coins that are currently trading at well below their historical highs. “These are the ‘little fish” of gold coins that many collectors overlook in their quest for trophies,” says Whitney. “We’ve identified high value coins we’re currently recommending to our clients based on their performance in historical trends.
To carry the ocean metaphor a bit further, that huge tarpon might look magnificent, mounted and hanging on your wall, but the red snapper you catch closer to shore (and at significantly lower cost) makes some fine eating. It’s the same with coins. Those high-graded, super rare coins are magnificent, no doubt about it. But the coins that are getting less attention might be the better choices to add to a collection now, before they all get snapped up and the opportunity has passed for good.” That’s why smart collectors are buying up the “little fish” coins now, betting on those coins to repeat historical trends by increasing in price and becoming scarcer in the future.
Why US Secure Coins? Here’s why
Coin companies are…dare we say it…a dime a dozen. They’re everywhere; you could probably throw a dart blindfolded and hit a few. If you go online and Google “coin retailers” you’ll come up with hundreds of choices. To the average person, most of the coin companies probably look pretty much alike. They all seem to be selling more or less the same products and making the same claims. On first glance, it might look to you as if US Secure Coins is just like all of those other companies.
But we believe we’re different – to the core.
US Secure Coins loves building worth for our clients. Meaningful hard tangible worth in the form of Legacies that families can pass down from generation to generation. In addition, we have built our business model with a concierge approach in mind. What does this mean? It means fulfilling our client’s hard asset needs with extraordinary, yet discreet, service.
There is very little we do in the United States today in business that Uncle Sam does not get a piece of. Buying and selling precious metals is no exception. Or is it? Compared to other assets, rare coins have certain advantages over all others, including bullion metals that can help the savvy investor create a legacy that is tangible and PRIVATE. We invite you to learn much more about US Secure Coins and why we want to be your Numismatic Concierge.