These ¼ oz gold coins are a great way to invest for the long term. The perfect antidote to inflation and deflation, no matter what rate of interest the bank is offering on your savings, today’s the day to think of a different strategy if you want to invest smartly for the future. Investing in ¼ oz gold coins enables you to spread your investment risk, diversify your investment portfolio and enjoy the potential for a better return.
Gold has been used as an investment vehicle for centuries, both by wealthy individuals and by governments. Gold has the advantage over stocks and shares because it is significantly less volatile, and has a meaningful role to play, irrespective of the economic conditions. It is also a great way to hedge against currency fluctuations that occur when governments get out of control with their national currency.
Why buy gold coins?
When you choose to invest in ¼ oz gold coins, not only do you get the chance to get a great return on your investment, but you also get a thing of beauty to handle and behold. Gold is a precious metal that is regarded the world over as a sound investment vehicle. When you decide that the time is right to invest in gold, you can either start to scour the world for unique collector’s items or you can buy these limited edition gold coins.
Investing in these ¼ oz gold coins that are minted in strictly limited numbers by mints around the globe means that you neither need to become a gold expert nor do you need to compete in bidding wars to secure the investment of your choice. These coins are accessible, affordable and represent an excellent investment opportunity. They are the perfect alternative to, or enhancement of, any cash investment portfolio as well as a desirable, moveable asset that you can pass on to future generations.
What exactly is a ¼ oz gold coin?
As you can probably imagine, a ¼ oz gold coin is just that; a coin that is made from ¼ of an ounce of gold. Shaped just like the coins you use in every day life, these coins typically feature a couple of different images and most will have a currency value marked on one side.
How big are they?
¼ oz gold coins vary slightly in size from mint to mint, but generally speaking the larger the coin, the thinner it will be because of the fact that they are made from a finite weight of precious metal.
Who produces these coins?
These coins are produced by mints across the world, in countries such as the USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia, Austria and the People’s Republic of China. With the right to produce coins as legal tender, these mints choose to produce gold coins as collectors items, rather than necessarily intended for circulation.
What is their legal status?
Most of the ¼ oz gold coins we have in stock have a face value. That’s to say that there is a currency value featured on one of their two sides. The American Eagle for example, has a face value of 10 US dollars. However the Krugerrand doesn’t feature a face value, but is accepted as legal tender in South Africa. What you need to bear in mind with the legal status of these coins is that they may state a value of only 10 euros, but in fact their true market value is well in excess of this because they are made of gold.
How pure are ¼ oz gold coins?
The ¼ oz gold coins we stock at CelticGold range in purity from 917/1000 to 999.9/1000, which is from 22 to 24 karat gold respectively.
How much do they cost?
Like all the gold coins we stock, these ¼ oz coins are sold at just above spot value, making them a particularly attractive investment vehicle.
Where should I buy?
Anyone who is selling ¼ oz gold coins should have a good working knowledge of the gold market as well as the ability to source their stock at an attractive price. You should also look for a supplier with a good range of gold and silver options so you can work together to build your portfolio for the long term.