The value of a coin may often depend less on the metal value but on its availability and particularly its rarity. Generally speaking, the smaller the number of coins that are available and the higher the demand, the more attractive the coin will be to a prospective buyer.

Minting qualities The quality of a coin can be determined by its metal content, by its finish or by both. Different processes are employed in the striking of coins to ensure that they have greater durability and collectability. Coins minted for circulation are usually minted in a lower quality than those struck for the purpose of collecting or...

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Gold - the most desired precious metal For collectors and investors alike, gold remains reliable and dependable - a thing of permanence in an ever-changing world. Demand for gold has soared during the first years of the 21st century as a very sound asset in uncertain times. The London Mint Office offers a wide range of gold coins to its...

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However and whatever you choose to start collecting, there are certain do’s and don'ts that are worth following in order to avoid disappointment and unnecessary expense.