Here's your chance to get into the booming rare coin market
An exciting new first for Just Collecting - Rare investment grade coins
The market for rare coins has, in many areas, outpaced that of rare stamps in recent years.
We certainly would recommend anyone looking at collectibles as a wealth diversification tool to add coins to their portfolio.
I have a great opportunity for you to get into the booming rare coin market.
We have teamed up with a prestigious coin expert who is helping us source investment grade rare coins for our expanding client base.
This is our first offering in this respect.
I am excited about the selection of rare high-quality coins we have been able to source for you.
A Rising Market
The price of rare coins continues to benefit from a rising number of investors participating in the market. I would suggest that investing in coins is the most straightforward transition for an investor to make from buying gold or silver as part of a diversification strategy.
There are continual record-breaking sales in coin auctions. The market is buoyant and well supported.
It presents us with the perfect economic trend for continued price appreciation – more buyers than sellers.
A Great Way to Collect History
English coins obviously go back many centuries. Gold and silver Celtic coinage was used in England from around 50 BC, followed by Roman coinage.
The early Anglo-Saxons started producing coins from around 600 AD. However, despite their age, not all these coins are rare. Many are still found by treasure seekers walking the countryside with metal detectors.
Early coins were all hand struck, or hammered. As they were made individually, every hammered coin is unique, and its quality is defined entirely by the hammer's blow, just like this wonderful James I Unite from 1605:
The Unite was valued at 22 shillings from 1612 until 1619, when it was replaced by the new, lighter Laurel.
James was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and a great-great-grandson of Henry VII, King of England and Lord of Ireland.
In 1603, he succeeded the last Tudor monarch of England and Ireland, Elizabeth I, upon her death. He continued to reign in all three kingdoms for 22 years, a period known after him as the Jacobean era, until his death in 1625 at the age of 58.
After the Union of the Crowns, he based himself in England (the largest of the three realms) from 1603, only returning to Scotland once (in 1617), and styled himself "King of Great Britain and Ireland".
He was a major advocate of a single parliament for England and Scotland. In his reign, the Plantation of Ulster and British colonisation of the Americas began.
At 57 years and 246 days, James' reign in Scotland was longer than those of any of his predecessors. He achieved most of his aims in Scotland but faced great difficulties in England, including the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 and repeated conflicts with the English Parliament.
The condition of this coin is “Very Fine” and it is a really well struck example. It's available for a very reasonable price of £4,250 ($5,545).
In Roman times, coinage was a way of stamping your mark and your message across the Empire. A personal and political statement from the Emperor.
Ancient Rome was one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. And its emperors do not just bestride history but also much of modern day Western literature and culture.
Look at this beautiful example of a Julius Caesar Denarius:This coin dates to 49 – 48 BC.
Julius Caesar was a politician and general of the late Roman republic. He greatly extended the Roman empire before seizing power and making himself dictator of Rome, paving the way for the imperial system.
In Rome in 60 BC, Caesar made a pact with Pompey and Crassus, who helped him to get elected as consul for 59 BC. The following year he was appointed governor of Roman Gaul where he stayed for eight years, adding the whole of modern France and Belgium to the Roman empire, and making Rome safe from the possibility of Gallic invasions.
Julius Caesar made two expeditions to Britain, in 55 BC and 54 BC.
Caesar then returned to Italy, disregarding the authority of the senate and famously crossing the Rubicon river without disbanding his army. In the ensuing civil war, Caesar defeated the republican forces. Pompey, their leader, fled to Egypt where he was assassinated. Caesar followed him and became romantically involved with the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.
Caesar was now master of Rome and made himself consul and dictator. He used his power to carry out much-needed reform, relieving debt, enlarging the senate, building the Forum Iulium and revising the calendar.
Dictatorship was always regarded as a temporary position, but in 44 BC Caesar took it for life. His success and ambition alienated strongly republican senators. A group of these, led by Cassius and Brutus, assassinated Caesar on the Ides (15) of March 44 BC. This sparked the final round of civil wars that ended the republic and brought about the elevation of Caesar's great nephew and designated heir, Octavian, as Augustus, the first emperor.
This coin is classed as “About Extremely Fine” and is available for only £1,075 ($1,402).
Strong auction sales are prompting many investors to consider both English and ancient Roman coins. Coins are an excellent way of diversifying into a stable, uncorrelated asset class. A bonus is the pride in owning your own piece of history.
Even though there are very limited supplies of high quality coins, they are surprisingly affordable.
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