When it comes to precious metals trading, the three operative words are research, purity, and reputability:
RESEARCH: Each investor should always first conduct a thorough evaluation of his or her own, specific, long-term and short-term financial needs and expectations, to determine the type of precious metals trading that will most likely meet those needs. Investors are also advised to familiarize themselves with precious metals spot prices, and the fluctuations that accompany them. This will help them to track the approximate value of their investment in the future. Short-term needs are traditionally met with bullion bars and coins, as they have no numismatic value, and their prices loosely adhere to current spot prices. Long-term needs are met with purchases of rare, investment grade coins, as their numismatic value tends to appreciate over time.
PURITY: The purity of bullion coins is backed by their respective governments, so investors need only to be sure if a prospective bullion coin is minted as 22 Karat, or 24-Karat gold. Reputable brand names for bullion bar purity include Johnson Matthey, Credit Suisse, and PAMP Suisse.
Rare Coin: Today, household investors are purchasing certified rare coins, as their numismatic value has been officially verified with an official “mint state grade”, which typically ranges between 61 and 66 for investment grade coins. Investors should be mindful to reference each coin’s corresponding mint state grade, when precious metals trading. Popular rare coins among American Investors include $20 Lady Liberty, and $20 Saint Gaudens, 22-Karat gold coins.
REPUTABILITY: Investors are encouraged to complete their research, and then to contact one of our friendly specialists, who offer world-class consultation on precious metals trading, as well as institutional discounts on bullion and rare coin.