Gold has always held a unique fascination with people. Even if you are not a collector of gold related pieces you have still bought some at one point or another in your life. Whether you have bought gold jewelry, RS gold, or even a small bar of gold there is usually a nice upside to it.
Gold seems to be on the rise right now. Prices per ounce are at an all time high and are only projected to go up. A great way to get yourself invested in gold is to see out and purchase gold coins.
Gold coins are near the top-if not already at the top of most every collectors list of items to buy. There are a few reasons for this…
1. Gold coins usually only grow in value and at the very least they don’t lose value.
2. Gold coins are like pieces of history, collectors get their hands on them and feel they are a part of history.
3. It is gold! Gold coins outshine all other coins and are very coveted because they are so sought after.
When trying to determine what coins you should really go after it can be difficult. There are hundreds of different gold coins in the world and most of them are highly sought after. That being said I have put together a list of 10 of the most prized and sought after RS gold. This list may differ from other lists and the list is not in any order. The following coins are proven collectors items and the value they possess is unmatched by other coins.
Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
This gold coin known as the “Saint”, has over the years assumed a very high place in the hearts of collectors worldwide. Most collectors and issuers consider this coin to be the greatest gold coin ever issued. The coin is named after its designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who was a major player in U.S. sculpture. Also known as the $20 gold piece it is a reflection of old Greek art.
While not as pricey as some of the RS gold
It holds a distinction over other coins in its beautiful and sought after layout and design. Expect to pay between $550-$1000 for this classic piece.
Indian Head Eagle
This coin was originally rolled out in 1907. The Indian Head Eagle or $10 gold piece, is a gorgeous piece of work and has earned the right to be on every collectors list. In high mint grades this coin would run around $600 but in lower mint grades from 1908 to 1933 you can purchase one without any major defects for around $400.
Capped Bust Eagle
The Capped Bust series of eagles only lasted for about a decade yet it remains one of the more popular finds among collectors. It is said that the entire montage for the series was only about 65,000. The Capped Bust series has a very appealing design with the right-facing bust of Liberty on the front and either a small eagle or heraldic eagle on the back. A collector can expect to pay anywhere from $2,800-$11,000 on this coin, depending on the grade.
Indian Head Gold Piece
Between 1854-1889 there was a series of $3 gold pieces issued. The mintage of these coins were very low, usually under 10,000 and in some cases under 1,000. This in turn (along with the interesting Princess design) makes these coins even more sought after. Though these coins are not for the low budget buyer they are in fact still worthy of the price. Expect to pay anywhere from $4,000-$10,000. Considering the rarity of the coin it is a very good investment.