Semi-numismatic Coins (Past Years)

/Semi-numismatic Coins (Past Years)

There are two types of bullion coins on the market that should be on the radar of precious metals investors.

The first type of bullion would be the generic coins, rounds, and bars, the design of which remains the same each year. The only change would be the year of minted. These generic bullion types include the American Silver Eagle, the Canadian Silver Maple, The South African Silver Krugerrand, as well as American Silver Buffalo Rounds and all bars. The premium on these are generally low, and there is no additional collective or numismatic value to them. In other words, a 2012 Maple will sell for the same as a 2018 Maple.

The second category of bullion coins include coins that are redesigned every year (like the Australian Koala and Kookaburra), or, coins that are part of a series (like the Canadian Wildlife Series, or the British Queen’s Beast series). While these coins are priced very close to the generic bullion coins discussed above, they tend to pick up additional ‘collector’ value in future years. On this page, we list previous releases from previous years, which are often difficult to source.