Four key elements determine the market value and thus the investment
value of precious collectibles. These are:
And what advice can we give you?
Only a small percentage of pieces available on the market have the corresponding quality suitable for investors. In this case the formulation
"Buy the best you can afford" is true .
Very high quality specimens represent a substantially better profit that other objects of lower quality.
Many collectors think that the age is the most important factor of a precious coin or banknote. However, what is much more important is the rarity of such object, i.e. how many pieces of the given object there are.
Even if quality and rarity are of significant importance for the resulting value of coins, banknotes, stamps or medals, the item can still be of low value if there are no collectors or investors willing to buy it. Popularity is another important aspect that plays an important part as far as the market value is concerned.
The resulting value of the object is also influenced by its origin or, in other words, the history of its owners. The better the history of the owners is known the higher the value of the piece.
The good mapping of the origin also reduces the probability that the piece is a forgery.