Are there major advantages of owning or buying gold or silver graded collectible coins over that of bullion or bars? Most definitely there is. The following is not an exhaustive list, but does include several things to consider. Coins cannot be beat as an investment opportunity.
If you buy Buy Mut Coins from the US mint, that’s the only form of payment they accept. I regularly buy directly from the US mint using a credit card, and probably pay a higher price because of it.
The Romans needed coinage in huge amounts to cover their needs. To make matters worse, at times inflation was running at 1000 percent. A Roman soldier’s pay (his ‘stipendium’) was probably a few denarii a day at the start of the Empire; towards the end the soldier would have been paid several hundred. The smaller denomination Cheap Madden Coins did not have much spending power.
It is nearly impossible to remove, inspect, and put 1-oz Gold Maple Leafs back in their tubes without scratching them, no matter how carefully done. Gold Maple Leafs have smooth, clear fields around Queen Elizabeth’s likeness and sharp milled edges. As the coins are put back in their tubes, the edges scratch the fields–and sometimes the Queen’s raised image.
Until a few Madden coins years ago Gold Eagles and Maple Leafs sold at the same markups over spot. But, as Maple Leafs, which investors have bought since 1979, started coming into the secondary market, problems surfaced. Now, to keep investors in the U.S. market buying Maple Leafs, the Royal Canadian Mint has to offer new (current year) Gold Maple Leafs at a half-a-percent below Gold Eagle prices.
Grading coins is sometimes subjective. Professional coin graders follow a strict set of rules and do not work only for the sellers. If you are going to spend money for investment grade coins it might pay for you to spend the money to have the coins professionally graded. This will also give you an amount to insure your precious coins. The value of the coins is dependent on its grade.
Now go to your MAIN account and place a cheap, dispensable card in the “Auction Block.” Be sure to set the “Buy Out” price to the determined amount of transfer (in this case, 10k coins). Also, make note of which card you have put up for auction.