Why are gold coins so valuable?
Gold coins kept in great condition, like most coinage, become slightly more sought after as it ages. One reason is that coins get melted or damaged. This is hardly the case for gold bars, which are worth about exactly the amount of gold they contain.
Why are coins more collectable?
This fact encompasses all associated factors with collectability beyond their face value. From rarity, numismatic value, and quality of craftsmanship, to historical importance, current physical condition, unique design, and commemorative value.
What is return on investment?
Your Return on Investment is a technical measurement of your profit or loss in proportion to your original investment. You would normally express it as a percentage return and use it to help make better financial decisions. One way of doing so is to compare the return on two investment opportunities in front of you.
Is it easier to buy gold coins as fractionals?
First of all, while the premiums are lower on bars, if you happen to really enjoy the look of gold coins, go for it. Likewise, gold coins are much easier to get as fractionals (less than 1 oz of gold). Some investors consider adding these smaller purchases up and exchanging them for a larger gold coin.
Is a coin more expensive than a gold bar?
We already looked at how coins usually comes with much higher premium than gold bars. Although dealers always have control over premiums and you might get lucky, coins are just normally more expensive to manufacture than bars. Moreover, the marketplace is and has been okay with this for years.