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A Guide To Commemorative Coins

May 27, 2008
Anyone who has experience with collecting or investing in coins should keep a keen eye on the commemorative coin industry. These coins celebrate special events, occasions, and time periods that nations deem worthy to remember through specializing currency with the theme. But to obtain maximum effect of investment, collectors should not some differences in commemorative coins.

Legal tender is anything that can be legally used to buy a product or service. Many commemorative coins will not be legal tender, since they are rather best suited for display and collecting. But there are instances in which some types of commemorative coins can be used as legal tender, although investors should not do so as most commemorative coins have lower face value than actual worth.

Other types of coins, in particular the types that are allowed for circulation, are another type of commemorative coin altogether. This is best seen with the issue of the United States Quarters that have been produced as a means of bringing attention to the different states that make up the United States. These commemorative coins can have investment value, but generally are best suited for legal tender until they become uncirculated.

Commemorative coins will commonly feature gold, silver, and proofs as a way of making them valuable. This entices investors into purchasing the coins so as to give more security in the sense that they are protecting their investment. In economic crises like some countries are facing currently, gold commemorative coins are worth much more on the market than what many were bought for in the past. This is a clear example of how the fun of coin collecting can turn into an ample return on investment.

It's good to note that commemorative coins are usually issued by governments to raise extra money, and thus, there is usually to return on investment to be found in short term situations. But as coin collectors probably already well know, the real value in coin collecting comes with the aging process. If a coin collector had bought a commemorative coin several decades ago, it'd be worth much more than what was paid for it at the time.

It's nice to have a commemorative coins lying around, even if the average consumer doesn't collect coins as a hobby. After all, time and history shows that the general price of gold and silver has increased over the decades. In that sense, obtaining commemorative coins can be seen as an investment that will pay off more and more each day a coin is maintained in great condition.

Closing Comments

Coin collecting is a very rewarding experience, in more ways than one. Not only do collectors get a hefty return on investment throughout the years, but they also get the joy in decorating options, pride in helping one's country, and something to talk about when inviting guests over. Finding commemorative coins is quite easy- the Internet has many resources in which to do so. Contacting the local government may also lead to information on where to obtain such intriguing collectibles.
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