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Make Yours A Gold Coin Collection

Aug 17, 2007
Luscious gold! Gold, which has the periodic table symbol of Au. Although we may not readily recall our high school chemistry and remember what the element Au stands for, when gold is one of the best known precious element on earth.

Gold in the history of mankind has always been the standard of wealth and prosperity. Back in the beginning of time, gold symbolizes affluence. Mankind has always been enthralled by this precious metal through the wearing of jewelry, of precious love through a wedding ring, or of wealth as demonstrated by stories of gold bullion hoarded or stolen.
In the present day, gold is considered by many to be a safe investment amongst the dizzying array of financial investment tools. Today's market stocks rise and fall in response to economic forecasts, company performances, and world situations. The risks are generally high. Only gold can hold its weight on its own and can not be influenced as much as the world situations.

One way to do gold investing is to start gold coin collecting. The value of your collection are determined on the coin's condition, the history and their uniqueness.

Plus, there are other specific financial benefits to gold coin collecting:

Inherent Value

Gold has historically been the de-facto standard that reflects wealth since the beginning of time, and this is true both for the individual, as well as the nations of the world. The value of gold is inherent in this precious metal as gold continues to play a key role as part of the reserves held by central banks, nations and supranational organizations such as the IMF.

Gold cannot be duplicated or be manufactured by man as it is a resource and often, when stocks rise and fall, the value and steadiness of gold remains constant. Besides, gold is durable and cannot be created nor can it be destroyed; therefore, collecting gold coins is an exciting and fairly secure investment.

Portfolio

So how should you determine your portfolio? Gold coin collecting is financially characterized as being a safe and steady investment. The best part is that it is easily transferable into immediate cash based on its being legal tender.

Again do note that as with any other investment there are risks based on market fluctuations. However, gold coins have traditionally been strong performers and have provided good returns on the investment. Thus through gold coin collecting, you allow some diversity in your investments portfolio and it also adds a safety net through the historical and consistent value placed on gold.

Tax Benefits

Well what do you know! Gold coin collecting actually is a legal way to defer taxation on your investment. What this means is that as your return on this investment increases, your investment is not subject to taxes until those coins are liquidated or sold. Only then when those profits realized are then subject to capital gains taxes. In addition, there are no taxes imposed if you choose to take your gold coin collecting to the level of exchanging or trading your collection for an equal or higher valued coin collection.

Gold coin collecting is not only a fun and interesting hobby but it is also a rewarding one that can bring you handsome returns. However, you must do your research before you embark on any investment.
About the Author
Lesley is the webmaster of Coin Collecting Resource. Visit the website today to discover interesting facts and tips in all aspects regarding this fascinating hobby of coin collecting.
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