The record sell-out of the 'Treasures of The Melbourne Mint' collection points to a rapid and sustained growth in the use of rare coins for investment.
The twenty seven coins in the collection all sold within three months of the launch on November 29 last year.
A tough economic environment does prompt those with money to seek alternative investments. In the case of the Treasures Collection buyers were inspired to act quickly - in fact, the high dollar value coins sold first.
The coins were all rarities, preserved in pristine condition. As historic pieces and as finite assets, their rarity and investment potential is assured. As exquisite examples of the Melbourne Mint's craftsmanship, they are numismatic gems.
Collectors and investors understand that each coin represents an opportunity that may never come again. They have confidence in high quality coins that are genuinely scarce.
"People fell in love with these beautiful coins, but everyone without exception had a keen eye on their investment potential."
The Treasures Collection aptly demonstrates the potential for growth, having increased in value from $174,750 to $1.495 million in 11 years.