Buy Numismatic Coins

While some precious metals rounds and bars are ideal for indefinite storage in a vault, there are other quality precious metals coins that are bought and sold for a different purpose. Appealing to the esteemed collector, numismatic coins are elevated above the level of bullion coins by having unique designs, interesting histories or other characteristics that make them of particular interest.

Numismatic coins include enduring favorites such as the Liberty Head coinGold Indian Head Eagle coins, and Morgan Silver Dollars.

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Gold Indian Head Eagle ($10)
After successfully landing the highly esteemed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to redesign the some aspect of U.S. coinage in...
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Liberty Head (Coronet Head) collection
In the late 18th Century, following the Coinage Act of 1792 and establishment of the U.S. Mint, a set of standards was applie...
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Liberty Head Double Eagle ($20)
The twenty dollar Liberty Head, also known as a “double eagle,” was the first gold coin struck by the U.S. Mint. First au...
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Morgan Silver Dollar
In its day, the Morgan Silver Dollar was the ultimate hedge against inflation. Designed by U.S. Mint Assistant Engraver Georg...
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Peace Silver Dollar
First commissioned to commemorate the peace following World War I, and minted beginning in 1921 as result of the Pittman Act,...
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Saint Gaudens Double Eagle ($20)
The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle is often considered one of the best-looking coins in American history, so it’s a popular cho...
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Walking Liberty Half Dollar
The Walking Liberty half dollar is the result of the second artistic competition held by the U.S. Mint to replace its existin...
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Liberty Head (Coronet Head) collection
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Choosing Numismatic Coins

Remember that the value of a numismatic coin is tied into two properties: its raw precious metal content and its collectability. These coins tend to be more rare, and their value increases all the more (to some collectors) when they are part of a larger set (such as a year-by-year series of Morgan Silver Dollars). The condition of numismatic coins generally plays a huge role in their price.

When you’re beginning your investment journey into numismatic coins, knowing which coin is for you can be difficult to determine. You might start by deciding which precious metal (gold or silver) is most appealing to you, or by choosing the design that suits your fancy the most (have you seen the detail on Walking Liberty? Wow!).

Whatever your choice, we’re here to help. Give us a call at (800) 355-2116 and we’ll answer any questions you may have.

Are numismatic coins worth it?

Whether you're interested in diversifying your savings with in the raw value of a precious metal or in collecting a particularly rare or sought after design, numismatic coins may be the solution. They also have added value to collectors due to their rarity, meaning you may have added bang for your buck down the road.

If you anticipate needing to liquidate your assets quickly, however, numismatic coins may not be for you. That’s because they’re most valuable to collectors, and finding a buyer can take more time than simply liquidating bullion-quality precious metals. You can still liquidate numismatic coins quickly by reselling it through a dealer such as Birch Gold, but you’ll likely see more of a profit if you can find a dedicated collector (because a specific coin could be priceless to the right buyer.)

What is a numismatic coin?

A numismatic coin is one that holds value beyond its precious metal content. Generally speaking, gold and silver coins produced for circulation before 1933 fall into this category. Their added value typically comes from the rarity of the design, the year of the coin or its level of preservation. Many numismatic coins are professionally graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC). Some people prefer specific types of coins – such as Morgan silver dollars or Saint-Gaudens double eagles – above all others.

Numismatic coins were originally produced for circulation. They are uniformly minted in alloys more rugged than pure gold and silver in order to endure the rigors of everyday transactions. Because of their lower purity and historical/collectible value, they don’t meet IRS requirements for purchasing with IRA funds.

How do I buy numismatic coins?

You can buy numismatic coins directly from Birch Gold. We offer a selection of gold and silver numismatic coins for collectors to choose from, including the Peace silver dollar and gold coins from the Liberty Head and Saint-Gaudens eras. Because numismatic coins, whether they’ve been professionally graded or not, are not IRA-approved, your purchase will be shipped directly to you (or the depository of your choice). Give us a call at (800) 355-2116 for current prices and availability.