Coins as an investment?

Posted by Oliver Eckl on

It is only natural that the financial aspect plays a role when it comes to coins, after all, commemorative coins in particular are often made of silver, gold or even platinum.

Of course, there are many examples that prove that coins increase in value. These are predominantly individual, mostly older and rare coins. Therefore, the investment aspect of coins is almost always to be seen in the long term.

But younger editions can also increase in value. For these coins, at least part of the increase in value can be attributed to the high price of precious metals. The prices of silver and gold have risen enormously in recent years.


The most important factor for the price development of commemorative coins is certainly the relationship between supply and demand. Coins with low mintages therefore appear to be the most suitable from an investment perspective.

But: If, for example, their motif or reason for issue is not popular, even coins with a mintage of only 5,000, for example, have no chance of increasing in value because hardly anyone asks for them. On the other hand, there are counter-examples: Coins with significantly higher mintages can, under certain circumstances, be sold out very quickly and increase significantly in value.