Precious metals investors invest in two types of coins: those whose design remains the same each year (apart from the year of minting) and coins that are redesigned annually and thus have intrinsic collector value due to their limited design and availability over time.
Generic coins, rounds and bars 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 coins are generally low and there is no additional collective or numismatic value to them. For example, a 2012 Maple will sell for the same price as a 2018 Maple.
Coins that are redesigned every year include individual coins like the Australian Koala and Kookaburra as well as coins that are part of a series i.e. the Canadian Wildlife Series or the British Queen’s Beast series. These coins are initially priced very close to the generic bullion coins but tend to pick up additional ‘collector’ value over time.
Silver-Sphere Trading is privileged to be able to offer some limited edition previous release coins.