Gold Coins 'Ideal for Investment'
Source: World Gold Council (4/24/09)
"They really are artifacts, and there are a finite number of the rare ones left."
Speaking to Forbes, president of Albanese Rare Coins David Albanese explained that many buyers are looking to invest in the precious metal due to the current uncertainty in the stock market.
"If you buy $1 million [£679 million] worth of stocks, it could go down to $20,000," he told the news source, adding: "That just doesn't happen with coins. They really are artifacts, and there are a finite number of the rare ones left."
Notable examples of coins made from the precious metal are the 1933 Double Eagle and the 1861 Double Eagle, with the former worth $8.5 million in good condition.