Whether you have a current investment in gold coins or are considering selling gold or silver, knowing proper care is essential to getting the most out of your investment. After all, nobody wants to ruin their coins.
- Wash Your Hands
Oils from your hands can damage the coin. They react chemically with the metal of your gold coins and cause changes that may not show up for years. Hand washing also prevents you from spreading any dirt, grease, or food particles onto your gold coin. Wear gloves if washing your hands is not an option.
- Hold Coins Properly
You should always hold your gold coins along the edges between your index finger and thumb. This will minimize the coins exposure to your skin. Also remember not to overhandle your coins because no matter how careful you are, you are exposing your gold coin investment to potential harmful reactants each time you touch it.
- Avoid Food or Drinks
If these get on your gold coins, then they can lead to spots or color changes.
- Place on Soft Surface
Never drag or scrap gold coins against a hard surface. If you must take your gold coins out of their holder, then place it on a soft surface, such as velvet, that is free from dirt and oils.
- Be Aware of Your Breath
The moisture in your breath can cause damage to gold coins over time. When looking at a coin, try to not talk and only breathe through your nose. If you are unable to do this, then you may use a medical mask.
- Watch the Holder
Removing the gold coins from the holder can inflict minute scratches. Avoid removing the coins unnecessarily and never remove someone else's coins without their permission first.
With these tips, you'll be sure to keep a gold coin collection at its highest value. No matter what the state of the economy, selling gold and silver is always a smart investment. For information on how to sell your gold and silver, check out Hal Martin’s Watch and Jewelry.