Coins that make up this category are totally unique in the model tangible asset portfolio. These classic coins are among our nation's most cherished works of art. They are so rare and of such high quality that they have historically produced the highest long-term investment returns in all of numismatics.
These classic coins are among our nation's most cherished works of art.
In many ways, the market for these rarities is similar to the art market because many of the coins in this category are one-of-a-kind works of art, and this is a market sector driven ever upward by the condition and scarcity of the individual coins. It is also very much an independent market. Most of these coins trade at auction because they are the coins that dealers, numismatists and sophisticated collectors want for themselves. Therefore, competitive bidding at one particular auction event can sometimes send the price of a condition census rarity skyrocketing - no matter what the health of the overall rare coin market or the U.S. economy.
Condition census rarities are perhaps the most portable store of value in the investment world. They are an ideal way to impart wealth to loved ones. This portability, combined with the well-documented privacy benefits of rare coins, makes these ultra-rarities popular alternative investments for any investor interested in preserving his or her wealth.