Investing in rare coins and numismatics is very exciting but more importantly can be very profitable. For a long time the rare coin market was driven by collectors, not investors. Many of these collectors became interested as young people through organizing their pocket change by the dates and mint marks on a coin board. A small percentage of these youngsters developed a long lasting fascination with coins and began collecting rarities that did not exist in their pocket change and had to be purchased from dealers or other collectors.
The modern rare coin market is significantly different from what it was even 50 years ago. The introduction of the independent third party grading services has added a significant layer of security for the collector and investor alike. Bu ensuring that everyone can equally judge the state and condition of a coin, these independent grading services have leveled the playing field and allow even the most novice numismatist to understand the value and investment quality of rare coins.
Other benefits include:
1. Rare Coins are a Hedge Against Inflation
2. Tax-Deferred Appreciation