Frequently Asked Questions
Always buy the best available. By this we mean, buy the greatest rarities of the most important coin series and in the best possible condition.
When resold, collections of coins have historically higher prices than the sum of individual pieces.
It depends upon the size and scope of your collection. It can be as small as a just a few or as large as thousands.
Can you imagine the great art treasures in museums such as Michelangelo’s David or the Mona Lisa being worth just their raw material content? Wars have been fought throughout history over safeguarding great art treasures and the notion that somehow an economic scenario could cause people to part with these treasures for raw material value or, nearly nothing, is not realistic. It is actually just the opposite. In times of great economic uncertainty, people move rapidly to buy great treasures as a storehouse of value and safety.
Tax law allows you to trade your rare coins for bullion gold or silver, without any tax consequences for the trade itself. Of course we are all required to report as income any profit, although this does not start until you actually sell your bullion.
We wish we could offer this service on a continual basis but many of the great rarities are just simply not for sale at any price. However, we have such a wide range of worldwide contacts, we frequently succeed. It is due to the fact that supply is very small and the demand has always been strong. Even in the great depression when cash was king, rare gold and silver coins went up in value. It is the only asset class to rise during the depression.
In every period of high inflation that we have ever experienced, rare coins rose faster than anything else including bullion. In all of these scenarios, rare coins have proven to be an exceptional investment.
We are happy to provide you photos if you want. Added to this, we send all our clients a Filofax style folder with insert plastic pages which will contain high resolution images of your coins with their details on the rear.
You should never do this as it could severely reduce their value.
Let us examine them and we will give you our best advice.
Auctions can be a good place to buy if you are a knowledgeable collector as there are millions of gold and silver coins sold at auction annually. Nonetheless, buying at auctions can be more expensive than our personalised service.
All coins sold by us are guaranteed authentic by either of the two world famous coin authentication companies, PCGS and NGC. They are sent to you encapsulated in sealed protective holders as provided by these two highly specialised companies.
Just call or write or email us and we will sell them for you.
Any decent camera or camera-phone should be sufficient with reasonable lighting.
The best rarities of the most important coin series in the best possible condition have appreciated at a substantial and steady rate for many decades.
It is our speciality to help you with a consolidation plan to improve the quality of your collection and we would be delighted to discuss this with you.
Usually that is the best plan but contact us first to decide on this point.
They are both excellent and highly regarded and offer comparable services.
As little as $25 US dollars to as much as 1% of the value of the coin over $100,000.
Just call or email us at Viceroy Coins and we will tell you for free at any time.
You may pay by cheque or bank transfer.
All coins are shipped fully insured to you by a major specialist international delivery company.
In a secure vault or bank box.
There are several very reputable insurers of rare coins. If you contact us we will assist you on this point.
The coin is encapsulated in sealed protective holders as provided by PCGS and NGC. These holders contain the authentication references of the coin.
No, the coin is easily visible inside the protective holder. If the slab is opened, the grading will become invalid as the coin might be slightly damaged or marked in some way.
Yes, 7 days. However, no one has ever lost money owning the best so you can always resell your coins at any time.