Buying Gifts that Retain or Increase in Value
If you’ve ever watched the 1964 rendition of Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer you’ll know who Yukon Cornelius is. He’s the most famous prospector in the north, searching for silver and gold. That being said, he never finds any.
Don’t be like Yukon, buy your relatives gifts that appreciate in value! Silver coins are a nice gift because they are affordable and have a decent upside potential – and look nice!
Legos hold their value well if you don’t open the box! Video games depreciate fairly quickly, and clothes are basically worthless after they are used. Gift cards are worse than cash in that they usually have an expiration and can get lost or forgotten about. Stocks are not easy to buy for kids these days because you have to open accounts and deal with a lot of overhead in getting started. Bonds are boring.
So next time your considering buying present buy a fancy silver coin! There are a variety of designs to choose from, including Star Wars designs, battleships, pirates, and dinosaurs for the young ones.
1. Modern Coin Mart
I like Modern Coin Mart because they have a wide variety of coins to choose from. These range from historical to modern (like the dinosaur coin), and hail from a variety of countries. You can buy directly from their website (link above) or go through eBay and buy from their eBay store. If you buy from the eBay store they are usually quick to give positive ratings to buyers – if you don’t care about ratings it may make more sense to buy directly from their website.
APMEX is another great website for starting your coin or bullion collecting journey. I like how their bullion includes hand poured bars (like below).