Should I Invest in Precious Metals?

At our Orange County coin and precious metals gallery, we always get asked, “Should I invest in silver, gold, coins, and other precious metals?”  Here are a few things you should know.

About Investing in Precious Metals

Investment is a personal decision that must be made considering risk, current market, and other factors.  All investments have risk including precious metal investments, but when you invest wisely, you can have a well-balanced portfolio.

Let’s take a look at some things you need to know before you decide to invest in precious metals.


An investment in precious metals such as gold, silver, palladium or platinum is considered a stable investment especially during the not so favorable economic times.

Here are some common investments we’ve helped clients make.

If you’re looking to diversify your investment portfolio, investing in precious metals is a good idea.  Balance is key to the success of increasing your assets.  “You don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket”.

Getting a variety of precious metals added to your portfolio among other investments is the best way to keep things balanced.

Categories of investing in Precious Metals

Investment seekers often choose gold bars or bullion due to their purity.  Minted coins however can have a higher value based on the condition, age, design, and scarcity of the coin, this type of valuation is often referred to as “numismatics pricing”.

London Coin is an Orange County coin dealer in Newport Beach CA.  Since 1990, millions of dollars worth of coins have been purchased and sold to investors, and avid collectors alike.

Besides precious metals, our eclectic gallery offers a wide range of antiquities, currencies, antique jewelry and rare finds from all over the world including items from shipwrecks.

Our experience as an Orange County coin dealer has earned us the respect of collectors in the community and other professionals that rely on our expertise to determine fair market value.

If you’re looking to buy, sell, or start investing in precious metals, schedule an appointment with us today and we’ll be happy to help you on your journey to investing in coins or precious metals.


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