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Precious metals and rare coins offer tremendous value to any portfolio. In times of economic crisis, or rising inflation, precious metals and rare coins historically are a safe and secure store of wealth. Throughout history, there have been only a fine amount of rare coins that have been able to survive the test of time. Artifacts that can be traced centuries before even the birth of Christ. Some of these rare coins can be found today in museums across the globe available for observation. Others are held by collectors and investors both publicly, and privately.
Now, let’s take a journey back through time to 359 B.C. Now referred to as Greece, the Kingdom of Macedon was ruled by King Philip II. King Philip II, was a member of the Argead dynasty of Macedonian kings, the third son of the former King Amyntas III, and most importantly, the father of Alexander III. Tutored by Aristotle, the famous "Father of Western Philosophy" until he was 16, Alexander succeeded his father who was assassinated in 336 B.C. From that time until about 323 B.C., Alexander went on to become one of the most notable and influential conquerors in history. Today he is known as Alexander The Great. During his rule thousands of coins were hand struck in gold and silver for the purpose of buying goods or services. Alexander being a King, has held and swapped thousands of these coins. Now imagine being able to hold, in your hand, a coin that could have potentially been held in the same hand as a legend like Alexander the Great. The idea seems almost unreal. This is what drives collectors and investors to pay such large sums of money to own even just one example.
The acquisition of rare coins is practiced globally by both enthusiasts who enjoy the hobby, as well as investors who see the long term appreciation that may come from owning coins that are both scarce and in high demand. Some coins are worth multiple times over what the melt value may suggest. For instance, in 2013, Stacks & Bowers sold a PCGS SP66 graded, 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar at auction. The coin carries less than an ounce of silver. However, the coin, considered to be the first coin struck in the United States, sold initially in 1999 for 4.1 million. What’s even more intense, in 2013 when the coin went to auction, it brought in over 10 million. 10 million for less than an ounce of silver! Although not every coin is as rare as this 1794 Silver Dollar, there are many coins currently available today that are both affordable and carry long term collector interest.
We offer a wide variety of products to meet the needs of our customers online, however should you require a more personalized experience, please feel free to give us a call directly. One of our seasoned representatives will assist in putting together a collection that meets both your needs and goals. Should there be a specific coin you are looking for to complete a collection that may not be on our site, please give us a call. Matador Rare Coins has access to hundreds of thousands of coins held privately across the globe. As long as the coin is not a ghost or myth, we should have no problem locating it.