Coining it in

The Stamp Man

The Stamp Man

2019-01-25 16:59:43

Exclusive First Look: Now is a good time to buy from our selection of rare coins

Dear Mike

I wanted you to be the first to hear about the fine selection of rare coins we just added to our website.

We are experiencing high demand right now from our clients for rare coins of the right quality…

So, we have worked hard over the past few months.

We are satisfied our work has paid dividends. I hope you will agree.

You can view them all by clicking here.

One emerging theme in recent months has been an increasing demand for rare coins amongst investors.

I assumed this was all down to Brexit concerns and the uncertain territory ahead.

In such times, higher demand for a tangible asset with intrinsic value, which is completely uncorrelated with the general economy, is totally understandable.

I asked a few of my clients why they were so keen to buy coins as an investment at this time. This is what they said:

“I’m not sure whether I collect to invest or invest to collect. All I know is that I feel a lot happier buying (your) coins than most other things at the moment”. – RMH, UK

“I’m diversifying and spreading my risk. Things look scary out there at the moment…” – RAL, USA

“Coins encapsulate history. I love history (and money), so what could be more fun?” – SHW, Jersey

A major trend in the coin market in recent years has been an increasing awareness of quality.

The appreciation of top quality along with a growing enlightenment about just how rare top grade coins are is driving prices to new levels.

My TOP PICK from our recent additions to our website is with this in mind…

Queen Victoria 1845 Silver Crown

Queen Victoria Silver Half-crown, 1845, 5 of date struck over 3, young filleted head left, date below, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, within laurel wreath, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding.

Extremely Fine Plus.

Price: £2,250 ($2,986)


Further Background Information 

The Half Crown was first issued in 1526 as a small gold coin. During Queen Victoria’s reign it was silver and worth 2 shillings and 6 pence (one eighth of a pound). That was the equivalent to nearly £35 in today’s money.

The obverse features a young profile of the Queen with her hair in a bun and the date underneath. The reverse portrays a shield bearing the Royal Arms, encircled with a laurel wreath, a crown above, and a rose, thistle and shamrock below.

This became generally known as the “Young Head”. The design featured higher relief and fine workmanship, and was used until 1853.

However, the half-crown was only issued for three years to 1847, making the “young head” on the half-crown very scarce."

The Latin legends on the obverse translates as “Victoria by the Grace of God”, and on the reverse “Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith”.

The legends are fitting of the Victorian era which saw the great expansion of the British Empire. During this time, it reached its zenith, becoming the foremost global power of the time.

As an investment, this coin ticks all the boxes: 

  1. It is extremely rare
  2. In supreme quality
  3. Priced at a level providing good value 

As the coin was in circulation for such a short space of time it is very scarce.

It is especially scarce in such fine quality. The condition grade of “Extremely Fine Plus” is the highest condition grade you could buy (other than “Uncirculated”, which you won’t find).

Despite being 171 years old, it retains much of its mint lustre, with sharp detailing and little sign of being circulated. Slight wear is only detectable on close inspection.

Our asking price of £2,250 looks very competitive compared to other market prices. From an internet search I can find two other examples of this coin being offered for sale. One is priced at £2,995 and the other at £3,500.


The beginning of a bull market

It is fair to say that the internet has created true globalisation in the rare coin market. It has made researching information, buying and selling accessible to everyone.

Rare coins act as a hedge against inflation and a protection against currency depreciation. An increase in demand was inevitable in light of the economic and political volatility we have experienced over the past 10 years.

Timothy O’Fallon, senior numismatist of Gibraltar coins, commented in a recent interview on CNBC that interest in rare coins has grown markedly in the past five years and will escalate over the next 10 years. He said:

In my opinion, we’re at the genesis of a new way of looking at rare coins – from an investment perspective instead of a collecting perspective”.

Investing in gold and silver bullion has become a mainstream diversification tool. This often was the introduction leading to investors looking at rare coins as an investment option.

It would only require a small percentage of bullion investors to move into rare coins to create a huge increase in demand in the perspective of the scarcity of supply in the market.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to build an investment portfolio in rare coins, either complete the online form in the link below or email me at Alternatively, give us a call on +44(0)1534 639998.

We would be happy to provide a free, no obligation personal consultation. Our job is to firstly assess whether investing in rare coins is right for you. If it is, we will help you navigate safely through the rare coin market in selecting coins of the right quality and rarity most suited for investment purposes.


We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

Mike Hall, CEO Just Collecting

PS. All our coins have been authenticated and graded by our coin expert who has been trading in the market for over 50 years. You don’t need to worry about the pitfalls of buying fakes or poorer quality examples when you buy from us. We also offer a lifetime moneyback guarantee of authenticity so you buy from us with complete peace of mind.

 Come and join us on JustCollecting – the community for collectors

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