This may come as a surprise, but an “unpopular” coin that sells very few can be a real hidden gem for your Portfolio if you find the right one.
Of course, a quick sell-out creates instant and on-going demand for a coin, however there are a number of coins that have become scarce simply because they were unpopular with collectors at the time and under-marketed by the Mint.
Now, several years later, collectors keen to own a complete collection of issues really struggle to find these scarce missing pieces.
For example, the 2004 UK Entente Cordiale £5 Gold Coin only sold 926 pieces – 617 short of its edition and almost 1,000 pieces less than the average strike for a UK £5 Gold Crown over the following 5 years.
Whilst most collectors would shy away from unpopular coins, it is these very coins that become the most sought after in years to come.
These unpopular coins can make or break a collection for numismatists trying to achieve a complete set of coins where the sum is greater than its individual parts.
If you’re interested…
We have a small number of the King Canute Silver Proof £5 available for just £82.50.
With an edition limit of just 3,000, the 2017 King Canute Silver Proof £5 Coin is scarce in comparison to other recent UK Silver Proof £5 coins.
It’s a third of the Queen’s 90th Birthday issue and even 1,000 lower than the Battle of Somme release.