During the holidays, nothing feels better than giving a gift you know is truly appreciated by the recipient. The perfect gift is thoughtful, meaningful, and both a joy to give and receive. You could even say that the perfect gift brings two people closer together. This holiday, give something that won't expire, go out of style, or eventually break. Give a gift that can stand the test of time: buy gold and silver coins. Here are four, Santa-approved reasons why!
#1: Gold and silver coins are unique gifts
You won't find gold and silver coins at your nearby department store or big box retailer. If giving a gift that's memorable and unique is important to you, look no further than gold and silver. While the world of precious metals may not be familiar to some people, it's a world that's undeniably alluring. A truly unique gift, like a gold or silver coin, could open up the recipient's mind to a whole new world of wealth-protecting assets and give you the opportunity to teach them something new.
The Pearl Harbor Gold Coin is only available through U.S. Money Reserve. This limited-production, gold bullion coin is a unique 24-karat coin that pays tribute to one of the most prolific moments in world history—the attack on Pearl Harbor. It is the first and to date, only government-issued gold coin that commemorates the 75h anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Limited quantities are available.
#2: Gold and silver coins never go out of style
Silver and gold coins have been commonly accepted forms of currency for thousands of years. The first gold coins were struck around 550 B.C. during the reign of King Croesus of Lydia, and silver was first used as a currency in 700 B.C., notes The Silver Institute. When you give the gift of gold or silver, you're giving a gift that has no expiration date. You can help your loved ones become part of a tradition dating back many millennia, and a tradition that remains relevant even today. What's more, you can count on your gift to literally stand the test of time. The chemical characteristics of gold and silver make them formidable stores of wealth, as both metals won’t deteriorate over time.
The Silver American Eagle Coin is one of the best-selling silver coins in the world and is a noble reminder of the financial freedom granted to every citizen in the United States. The coin features a modern interpretation of “Walking Liberty,” a design used on half dollars between 1916 and 1947. The design is described by the U.S. Mint as “a full-length figure of Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left,” symbolizing both civil and military glory.
#3: The performance potential of your gift could increase
This is one of the most important reasons to buy gold and silver coins as gifts. From a financial perspective, gold and silver coins have the potential to help your loved ones grow their existing pool of wealth and survive in the event of a financial crisis. Gold and silver are time-tested precious metals that could serve as appreciating assets for the people you love most.
Understanding how a coin could appreciate in profit potential depends heavily on the type of coin you choose to gift, as certain coin types are priced differently than others.
The price of a bullion coin, for instance, is determined by both its metal weight and the current spot price of gold or silver (spot price, as in the current market price at which gold or silver is sold for immediate payment and delivery). This type of coin tends to behave more like a commodity and responds accordingly to shifts in supply and demand.
Certified gold or silver coins, on the other hand are evaluated and graded based on their rarity and state of preservation. The price of a bullion coin is, in large part, tied to the spot price of gold or silver, while the price of a certified coin is also tied to a second barrier of security determined by the coin’s graded condition.
With analysts at ETF Securities anticipating silver prices trading in a range of between $22 and $24 an ounce in 2017, and Thomson Reuters forecasting gold prices to average $1,420 an ounce in 2017, this holiday season may the perfect opportunity to give your loved ones a gift that gives back.
Released in 2006, the 1 oz. Gold American Buffalo Coin was our nation's first ever 24-karat gold coin and takes its inspiration from one of the most famous designs ever struck by the U.S. Mint. It is made from 99.99% pure gold and remains a sought-after coin choice for Americans everywhere. No greater level of gold coin purity is possible.
#4: Gold and silver are more memorable than cash or gift cards
Gold and silver have a permanence that plain money and plastic gift cards simply don't have. Money is often seen as something to be spent. Gold and silver are to be saved. The gift of gold or silver coins presents a young person, for instance, with the idea of savings and a sense of permanent wealth, as opposed to numbers flowing through his or her checking account. Gold and silver coins have weight, a certain presence, and an undeniable brilliance to them.
What's more, a gift card or stack of cash could be rendered useless over time. A retailer can refuse to accept a gift card as payment or close its doors entirely, and a central bank can devalue a currency by simply printing more money. Gold and silver coins have a track record of permanence.
Struck from 99.9% pure silver, the Silver American Eagle is one of the most recognizable silver coins in the world. Each of these legal tender coins is graded, sonically sealed in a “First Strike” coin case, and certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service. This could be the coin of choice for a loved one that already fosters an appreciation for precious metals and portfolio diversification. Call 1-844-307-1589 for live pricing, inventory selection, and purchase.
Tips for Gifting the Right Silver or Gold Coin
Which silver or gold coin should you be gifting this holiday season? The answer depends on your budget and the recipient.
- Consider your gift budget. How much would you like to spend and how many coins would you like to purchase? The answer to these two questions will help you decide on the type of coin (certified or bullion), precious metal (gold or silver), and coin weight that you purchase. Both bullion and certified coins are available in weights ranging from 1/10 oz. to 1 oz. You may be able to purchase a higher volume of coins if you opt for lower weights, depending on the precious metal you choose.
- Consider the age and interest of the recipient. What's the recipient's experience with precious metals or coins? The average person may not appreciate the difference between a bullion coin and a certified coin. Bullion coins are a great gateway into the world of precious metals and can make for just as beautiful gifts as certified coins, but at a lower cost to you. On the other hand, if you're gifting to an experienced precious metals holder, a certified coin may make more sense.
Gold and silver make the very best holiday gifts
Make this year a holiday your loved ones will never forget. Call 1-844-307-1589 to speak with a knowledgeable Account Executive. We specialize in educating clients not only on the precious metals industry, but also on the various types of gold and silver that are available for purchase. Give us a call and tell us more about your gifting goals this holiday and let our Account Executives make a few suggestions! It's time to give a gift that will be treasured for years, if not decades to come.