Due to the small collector’s value of foreign semi-numismatic coins and the limited supply (as they are no longer being produced), the “premium” for these coins is higher than those for bullion coins and bars.
Therefore, they cost more per ounce to purchase. On the positive side, they do bring a larger “premium” when the coin is liquidated. Below is a list of gold coins to consider for purchase.
While there are many more foreign semi-numismatic coins, this is the list of the coins NNA feels are the best and most recognized worldwide. These coins are durable, 22 karat gold and liquid anywhere in the world. “Premiums” should be between 5.5% and 8%. These percentages will vary depending on the rarity and availability of that particular coin. The number of semi-numismatic coins on the market at any given time is not steady since they are no longer being produced. Some firms selling gold have these coins graded by the Profession Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and then sell the coins as rare numismatic coins with very high premiums. This is a very common trap but should be avoided.