As the year draws to its end, that special time of year is rolling around once again. The holiday season is a time where we spend time with our loved ones, eat more than we probably should, and give each other gifts to prove our affection. For numismatists and coin investors, it also means the last chances to purchase 2012 commemorative coins.
As any coin enthusiast knows, bullion coins and rare coins make wonderful holiday gifts. These timeless tokens offer a collectable and enriching option, a sharp contrast to the many items that will simply be brought home and stored, never to be thought of again. Precious metals have value that lasts a lifetime and longer. When you give someone a fine coin, you are investing in their future.
One particular coin that is selling rapidly as we near 2013 is the stunning 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar. This past week’s orders reached an all-time high at 1,710, as opposed to the high of 1,291 previously. These wonderful silver coins have been available since March of 2012, but are now gaining more attention as the year prepares to usher a new one in its place. Adamant coin hoarders are scrambling to get their hands on this year’s buy, before the collector’s premium becomes standard fare.
Another exciting offering coming from the U.S. Mint is an extremely limited-edition 2012 proof set that includes a Proof 2012-W American Eagle silver dollar with the standard 2012 Silver Proof Set. With only 50,000 units available, this eight-coin set is undoubtedly going to be an extremely popular item among investors, coin collectors, and those who just want to give a holiday gift that has real value and meaning.
Sales for this set started at noon Eastern Time on November 27. This set has unique limited packaging, and is placed in a visually enthralling case, for storage and for display. In addition to the Silver Eagle, each set contains a Kennedy Half-Dollar, an El Yunque National Forest Quarter, a Chaco Culture National Park Quarter, an Acadia National Park Quarter, a Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Quarter, a Denali National Park and Preserve Quarter, and a Roosevelt Dime, all minted in 2012.
There are many other exciting commemorative sets being offered and now is the time to buy them at their lowest possible prices. Instead of giving cash, or a gift that you are ensure of, give the gift of true money that can invigorate a lifetime of prudent financial planning. Explaining the benefits of hoarding coins to your friends and family will change their lives in a positive way.
Rare coins can also be an excellent gift, but due to the highly valuable nature of them, it is important to make sure that you know that the receiver will be willing and able to properly take care of it. Rare coins make incredible investments, but they must be treated with respect and stored safely in order to retain all of their worth over time.
This is the time of year where you can make a lasting difference in someone’s life. For the lowest prices and premiere service, talk to Monex, the most trusted name in precious metals. You will find that silver coins make the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones.