Frequently Asked Questions
Yes and be consistent. With market fluctuations, regular and planned purchases will benefit you in the long run. Don't buy sporadically. While it can be tempting to buy a coin that is climbing drastically in price, it is probably too late to make a good return on it since the peak price may be near.
Invest for long-term gains. To realize the maximum potential of rare coin investment, a portfolio should be held for 2-5 years. Don't adopt a short-term strategy. At times you may be tempted to take short profits during a market upturn. However, history has shown that your best profit potential is with a long-term investment strategy.
Rare coins with a grade of MS64 and higher are generally considered to have the best potential for appreciation. However, there are coins that are only known to exist in much lower grades. These coins, due to their rarity, may also be an excellent investment. It is recommended that you invest in the highest grade you can afford. Higher grade coins will give you the best return on your investment.
Many factors affect a coin's value. Mintage, precious metal content and condition all play a role in a coin's price. Investors should take into account all these factors when choosing coins for their portfolio. Another important tool is the population reports that both PCGS and NGC publish. This will tell you how many of a particular coin have been graded. Coins that have a high number of coins graded may not give you as great a return as a coin with a lower population.
Think of coin investments in terms of percentage (%) not in terms of dollars ($). Invest 10-15% of your total investment capital in rare coins. A diversified portfolio can provide added insurance against tenuous economic conditions.A rare coin portfolio should be part of an overall investment strategy.
Always consult your accountant or financial planner to determine the impact on your specific portfolio. Don't assume that a coin purchase will provide a desired profit, tax-deferred investment, etc. without professional assistance.
Yes, you should have your present portfolio and/or collection evaluated. If needed, we will suggest changes to maximize profit potential. Also, be familiar with the terminology. Know the difference between the circulated and uncirculated rating scales and numismatic terminology. Don't buy a coin without clarification of its description if the terminology used to describe the coin is unfamiliar to you.
Avena Rare Coin (ARC, Inc.) is an established market maker and a credible leader in numismatic investment. We trade only certified PCGS and NGC coins on the C.C.E. Network which is a nationwide computer system that provides current, daily ask/bid prices on U.S. rare coins. ARC also maintains an extensive inventory of investment quality PCGS and NGC coins. Avena Rare Coin (ARC, Inc.) is unequaled in its ability to ensure investors a vigorous position in the U.S. rare coin market.We, at ARC, Inc., look forward to helping you build a solid and profitable rare coin portfolio.