Collectable coins Commemorative coins, especially admired by collectors,
are only minted with one specific year date and tend to be issued for specific events.
With a themed collection, there is always the opportunity to document history
in precious metal and add more commemorative coins over time.
Of course you will want to consider the value of any coin you wish to add as your collection grows
and it’s important to note that rarity is more of a factor than the actual value of the metal itself.
The extent to which a coin minted for commemorative purposes
has potential to increase in value over time is partly dependent on the quantity produced.
They are decided by the government and issued according to a legal framework,
once the authorised quantity is struck, it is forbidden to produce more.
When the entire minted quantity is sold out demand
then increases from collectors and dealers
which in turn increase the value of a specific coin over time.
As a general rule, the smaller the number of coins that are available,
and the higher the demand, the more attractive the coin will be for a prospective buyer.
Collectable coins contain a year date of when they are minted and usually a number published.
Determining the authenticity of a coin is vital with a significant number of silver and gold counterfeit coins in circulation.
Request documentation at the time of purchase relating to the coin’s origin, its condition, specifications and mintage.
Only purchase from reputable sources and beware of rogue traders and unscrupulous operators.
Acquire knowledge through research via reference books and price guides.
If you’ve one of these Collectable coins knocking around, you could be quids in .
though it goes without saying that prices can change,
there are no guarantees, and ‘mint-condition’ coins are likely to fetch more than those that have been in the wars.
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Issued in 2014, this coin from north of the border is considered “scarce”, with five million minted. It regularly fetches between £3.50 and £5
This coin was issued in 2010 as part of the Royal Mint’s series of £1 coins to commemorate the four constituent countries of the UK.
This coin is also “very scarce”, with just over 1.5 million minted.
Issued in 2011, this is considered THE most scarce £1 coin available.
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