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Why Royal Mint Coins are the Collector's Choice

Why Royal Mint Coins are the Collector's Choice

Bath Spa Capital primarily sells British gold proof coins struck by the Royal Mint. In addition to their tax efficiency which we discuss in our earlier articles, Gold is Money, Everything Else is Credit, (British gold coins are VAT and CGT exempt, ) British gold proof coins are collectibles for several reasons:

Rarity: The Royal Mint produces limited quantities of gold proof coins, making them relatively rare compared to other forms of currency or bullion. Limited mintages increase the desirability and collectible value of these coins. The gold proof “Rosalind Franklin DNA” 2020 fifty pence for example had a mintage of only 250 coins whilst the one kilogram, gold proof “David Bowie” one thousand pounds was limited to just 11 coins. 

(Royal Mint 1kg Gold Proof David Bowie £1000.00) 

Precious Metal Content: Royal Mint gold coins are typically made of 24 carat or 22 carat gold. Gold has been valued as a precious metal for centuries due to its scarcity, beauty, and resistance to corrosion. Collectors appreciate the intrinsic value of gold coins, as they can be seen as a store of wealth.

Historical Significance: The Royal Mint has a long history dating back over a thousand years (founded in 886 CE). Some of its gold coin series, such as the Sovereign or Britannia, have a rich heritage and cultural significance. Collectors are drawn to these coins due to their historical context and the stories they represent.

 (Royal Mint, Tower Hill, London in 1830)

Artistry and Design: Royal Mint gold coins often feature intricate designs and craftsmanship. They are created by talented artists and engravers who carefully craft the details on the coin's surface. The aesthetic appeal and artistic value of these coins make them attractive to collectors who appreciate fine craftsmanship.

Investment Potential: Gold coins from the Royal Mint can also be seen as an investment opportunity. Gold has historically held its value and is often considered a safe haven during economic uncertainties. Collectors may acquire gold coins with the expectation that their value will increase over time, offering potential financial gains.

In 2013 an Edward VII 1902 matt proof sovereign sold for £300.00, in 2023 a similar coin retails for £1,250.00, a 316.67% increase over a 10 year period. 

Collecting Hobby: For many collectors, Royal Mint gold coins serve as a fulfilling hobby. The pursuit of completing a set, exploring different designs and variations can be enjoyable and intellectually stimulating. Collecting gold coins from the Royal Mint allows individuals to connect with history, art, and finance simultaneously.

Bath Spa Capital carries one of the UK's largest inventories of proof gold British coinage including many historic and modern limited releases. CLICK HERE to view our extensive offering of proof gold coins. 

*Please note. Any information relating to the past performance of an investment is not a guide to future performance. Values can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount invested. Bath Spa Capital Limited is not authorised to offer investment or tax advice*


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