What To Know About Buying Pre-1933 Gold Coins

The Facts on Investing in U.S. Gold Coins, plus a Guide to the Acquisition of Pre-1933 Gold Coins

Summary of This Report

  • Ideal Alternative to Ordinary Modern Gold Bullion
  • Non-Reportable to the I.R.S.
  • Better Upside Potential Than Bullion
  • Excellent "Double-Profit" Opportunity

Many investors today are looking to diversify their portfolios with precious metals and hard assets. For more than 2,500 years, gold and silver have been recognized as lasting mediums of exchange.

Over time, every paper currency ever printed has become worthless. When there is a stock market crash, a currency crisis, or rising inflation creating financial risks, investors turn to precious metals for long-term safety and protection.

Clearly, hard assets have endured the test of time. They've proven to be the only permanent and lasting form of wealth. One way to diversify your investment portfolio is through the acquisition of modern bullion coins minted in gold and silver. Another is to acquire United States Rare Coins minted before 1933. For many reasons, the Rare Coin Market offers proven advantages over investing in bullion only.

United States Rare Coins offer these proven advantages:

Not subject to confiscation by the Government – It is important to know that gold collector coins minted before 1933 are totally exempt from confiscation by the federal government. They are regarded as numismatic (collector) coins and by law are not subject to seizure.

U.S. Gold Coins Outperform Bullion – Many classic U.S. rare coins have proven to be far less speculative than bullion in the short-term. The prices of gold and silver change daily on the world markets and are subject to rapid fluctuations in price.

Gold With Muscle – Most Pre–1933 gold coins give you leverage in a hot gold market. A bull market in precious metals has shown to dramatically drive up demand for older gold coins and many of the older issues enjoy double or triple the price increases of gold bullion alone.

Rare Coins Have A Fixed, Limited Supply – There are further advantages of owning historic coins over modern gold bullion. Rare coins are scarce with a fixed supply while modern gold and silver coins are minted by the millions every year. A modern gold bullion coin is worth exactly its weight in gold, plus a small premium for minting. Its value goes up and down exactly with the price of gold bullion.

On the other hand, U.S. gold coins minted before 1933 have a fixed and limited supply. While demand is growing dramatically among new coin collectors, the supply of older coins to fill that demand is fixed and even diminishing. Last year, the U.S. Mint reported that over 120 million people were collecting the new Statehood Quarters. This is up dramatically from the estimated 20 million collectors actively in the market 3 years ago.

Rare Coins Add Balance & Diversify Your Investments
Diversifying your portfolio with more than just gold bullion offers you a better long–term profit strategy. We believe that rare coins offer you privacy from government intrusion, safety in a crisis, and a proven way to add leverage to your gold and silver portfolio. Best of all, many high quality U.S. rare coins are trading at a fraction of their previous market highs when records were set back in 1989. We feel that U.S. Rare Coins offer you some of the lowest downside risk and highest upside potential we've seen in decades.

A Profitable and Financially Rewarding Hobby
Before you get started collecting U.S. Gold Coins, it’s important to understand them as a collectible art form, a fascinating hobby and often a richly rewarding experience for investors.

Imagine owning rare coins dating back to the 1700’s. Coins that are so rare they may have been carried in the pockets of famous Americans like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, or Theodore Roosevelt.

Pre-1933 U.S. Gold coins combine beauty, craftsmanship, and historical significance. For many collectors, buying rare coins also has produced significant long-term profits since 1970 and in many cases far outperformed other investments.

How to Invest in Pre-1933 U.S. Gold

1. Beauty and Eye Appeal – Collectors often get started with newly minted coins, but often get bored quickly. As they learn about the classic, Pre-1933 Rare Coins, they search out coins that are beautiful to the eye with interesting and unique designs.

2. Historic Value and Rarity – Collectors always want to possess what other people can’t have. That’s why we always recommend you search out the most undervalued, hardest to find, and rarest coins you can afford. Put them away and hold them for 3 to 5 years. During hot coin markets both collectors and investors eagerly bid up prices of the rarest and finest specimens.

3. Strong Collector Appeal – Coins from famous shipwrecks, minted in the California Gold Rush Days, and Rare Date Gold struck before the Civil War enjoy strong collector bases. We’ve found coins with special historic appeal, have the best collector appeal and are easier to sell later.

1848-O PCGS MS64 $10 Gold Coin4. State of Preservation – Rare Coins are graded on the Sheldon scale from 1 to 70. A gold coin with a 1 grading has a barely readable date, was heavily worn in circulation, and is worth little more than its gold content. An MS-70 is a perfect coin. In between, we often recommend the older Pre-Civil War Gold in Extremely Fine XF-40 condition or higher due to rarity. Gold coins grading MS-60 to MS-70 are said to be in “Mint State” Brilliant Uncirculated condition. They will exhibit varying degrees of scratches or bag marks but show absolutely no signs of wear or cleaning.

5. Certified Gold Coins Preferred – For safety and security, Pre-1933 U.S. Gold Coins are independently certified, graded, and guaranteed by PCGS and NGC. Austin Rare Coins is an authorized dealer for both grading services..

Rare Coins – The Last "Private" Investment
There are many special advantages to owning Pre-1933 U.S. Gold Coins over gold bullion bars and other modern gold coins. Best of all Pre-1933 Gold Coins are portable wealth, private assets that can be easily handed down from generation to generation.

While we offer many extreme rarities priced up to $100,000 each, most Pre-1933 U.S. Gold Coins are affordably priced at $500 to $2,500 each. While Austin Rare Coins has assembled a number of million dollar coin collections, most our clients get started with just a few thousand dollars.

The best way to get started is to call and let us answer all your questions. We have both Rare Coin Specialists and Gold Specialists available at 1-800-928-6468. Feel free to call us anytime at Austin Rare Coins & Bullion.

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