The Fascinating World of Gold Coins

Gold has been a valuable commodity for centuries, and a popular form of gold investment. Gold coins also hold historical and cultural significance. Here are some interesting facts about gold coins:

The First Gold Coins

Gold coins were first used as a form of currency in ancient Greece around 300 BC.  These  coins were often stamped with the image of an animal or a deity. The first gold coins to be made in the UK was called the Penny it was introduced by Henry III in 1257 (it was rather unsuccessful and was replaced by sliver coins).

Types of Gold Coins

There are many types of gold coins, such as: 

Bullion type coins are generally valued based around their weight in gold and are typically bought for investment purposes. 

Numismatic coins are rare and valuable coins that are sought after by collectors. 

Commemorative coins are minted to commemorate a special event or person.

For all gold coin valuations and sales advice contact Vernon Ward.

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Mr. and Mrs. D. Marshall - 22 Mar 2016

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Buying Gold Coins

Gold coins can often have historical and cultural significance. Collecting gold coins can be a fascinating hobby, and there are many rare and valuable coins to be found. When collecting gold coins, it is important to know the history and significance of each coin.

Not only do you get the enjoyment from researching different pieces but also from tracking down rare specimens at coin shows and auctions around the world – something not every investor gets the chance experience!

Investing in gold coins can be a way to diversify your portfolio and protect your wealth. Gold coins are a tangible asset that can be held in your hand, and they have historically held their value over time. When investing in gold coins, it is important to do your research and buy from a reputable company.

Selling Gold Coins

Gold coins are fascinating investment. Whether you have inherited gold coins, collecting or investing, gold coins are a tangible asset that can provide a sense of security and enjoyment and at some point you may decide it is time to sell your gold coins, if you are interested in selling your gold coins please contact us.

For all gold coin valuations and sales advice contact Vernon Ward.

(+44) 01273 502 097

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