This informative video shows how numismatic coins are graded and what gives them their unique value and rarity. Graded coins make an excellent addition to any precious metals portfolio and can help diversify even further than bullion can.
Coin Grading – Video Transcription
In addition to rarity and mintage, the grade of a coin can also play a big role in the overall profit potential of that particular piece of gold. Coin grading is the process of determining the grade or condition of a gold coin, and one of the key factors in its value as a collector's item.
John Rothans: 00:19
Basically, coins are graded on a scale from 1 to 70. It's been that way since the early 1930s, 1940s, it's called the Sheldon scale. One being the very poorest quality of coin you could get, 70 being a perfect example of a coin. Not all coins that come from the U.S. Mint would grade 70, 70 is perfect and flawless with absolutely no imperfections, no fine scratches, no hairlines at all. That's basically the top, top, A+++ of the coin grading scale.
All U.S. gold coins from the U.S. Money Reserve are professionally authenticated and graded. The grading process is performed with a goal of accurately and safely grading the coin.
Alan Luckett: 01:07
There really is a difference between certified gold and bullion. Over the longer haul, you're typically going to see better returns in the certified graded pieces and in the low population pieces, the pieces that they made very, very few of and there were very, very few of them in this flawless, perfect grade. It's like anything else. A flawless coin like this over a long period of time, very, very few in number is going to have a significant increase in value. It's not unlike if you or I had at 1965 Mustang in showroom condition with 200 miles on it. You go to auctions now and you see that car that we could have bought for $3,000 in 1965, 1966, the car now sells for a quarter of a million dollars. Why? It's still a 65′, 66′ mustang. It sells for that because there aren't any of them in that flawless condition.
Brad Castillo: 02:11
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