The two most common types of gold investment are those in modern bullion products and certified rare gold coins. Because of their small size, investors can take physical possession of these assets; secure storage requires no more than a safe deposit box.
Both of these products should be powerful weapons in any gold investment strategy. Whether it is to be for short or long term investment may determine which product is right for you.
Modern gold bullion is available in two convenient forms: bars and coins. Each comes in a variety of common weights – bars from 1 gram to 400 ounces, and coins from 1/10 ounce to 1 ounce. Recently coins weighing as little as 1/20 ounce and as much as one kilogram have been introduced as well.
Gold bullion coins are legal tender struck and guaranteed by government mints, giving them instant liquidity worldwide. Gold bullion bars that are struck and guaranteed by certain prominent private sector companies – in particular Credit Suisse and Johnson Matthey - are equally liquid. Because the purchase premium on bullion products is very low, their value closely follows the spot price of gold.
Low premiums, superior liquidity, and high profitability make modern bullion products the ideal short-term gold investment.
Since the advent of third party coin grading and certifying services in the late 1980s, rare coins have become a viable and profitable vehicle for long-term gold investment. Today, thanks to highly reputable firms such as NGC and PCGS, trade of rare gold coins is commonplace.
Rare gold coins along with a label bearing the certification information are encapsulated in a tamper evident package. This packaging provides both protection for the coin and a secure permanent record of its assessment. Both NGC and PCGS also guarantee their coins for authenticity and grade, and both maintain broad networks of authorized dealers where their respective coins are instantly accepted.
The value of Certified Gold Coins is enhanced and stabilized by their worth to collectors. This rarity premium, which will only increase as more investors enter the market, can easily exceed their higher purchase premium. Also, because of their status as collectibles, Certified Gold Coins are not subject to potential government confiscation.
Superior long-term stability, value as collectibles, and immunity from confiscation make Certified Coins the ideal long-term gold investment.
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