“Investment grade coins are a people’s market and a way for people to find great privacy and protection.”
– Eric Sepanek, Scottsdale Bullion & Coin Founder

Investors are always looking for ways to protect and grow their wealth for a more stable, sustainable, and financially secure future. Once again, Scottsdale Bullion & Coin Founder Eric Sepanek sits down with Mike Broomhead of the Arizona Daily Mix to discuss the state of the economy, gold and silver prices, and the different investment strategies for investors considering precious metals. Watch the video above to see the full discussion.

Markets Dip & Gold Prices Stagnate

Inflation continues to spiral out of control as experts predicted based on the central bank’s poor monetary policy. In fact, one Fed official reported it would take years before US inflation is wrestled back to the ideal rate of around 2%. Despite the surging cost of living, gold prices are remaining rather stagnant.

Smart investors understand that the value of precious metals tends to rise as inflation worsens, but it’s never quite that simple. Currently, there are a few factors keeping a lid on the simmering prices of gold and silver. However, it’s only a matter of time before prices jump to reflect the economy’s poor condition.

The relative strength of the US dollar amidst falling fiat currencies around the world is a considerable barrier to the natural rise of gold prices. In addition, there’s widespread manipulation in the gold market from big players such as banks and ETF markets that further stunts the rise of prices. Luckily, this gold manipulation is finally getting called out.

Bullion vs Investment Grade Coins

Some investors are looking for refuge from the volatility of bullion markets which is subject to the same undulations as more standard markets. When investing in precious metals, it’s imperative to understand the difference between bullion and numismatic coins. Both investment options provide the safe-haven advantages of precious metals while being subject to different influencing factors.

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Bullion assets are much more vulnerable to market volatility since the market is replete with major players who have the funds and leverage to manipulate prices. Conversely, the numismatic coin market requires the physical exchange of gold products as opposed to paper trading which results in greater stability. Investment grade coins provide the same exposure to precious metals without unpredictable swings.

It’s important to note that there’s little discrepancy between the returns in bullion and investment grade coin markets in the long run. In other words, the ride might be a little bumpier in the bullion market, but the destination is the same in the end. The best market will depend on an investor’s willingness and ability to remain calm during periods of market volatility and uncertainty.

Learn More About Investment Grade Coins

If you don’t have the stomach for the unpredictable ups and downs of the bullion market, the investment grade coin market is a fantastic option. You get exposure to precious metals with a more stable upward trajectory so you can protect your wealth without the stomach-churning undulations of the market.

With our Investment Grade Coins Report (IGC Report), you can get all the information you need to better understand the numismatic coin market, what it offers, and how to start making sound investments. This comprehensive IGC report is 100% free and has helped countless investors gain exposure to the investment grade market.


Gold and other precious metals represent a secure and wealth-preserving option for all investors, but that doesn’t mean everyone should invest the same. Our precious metals advisors can help you determine your goals and bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

Feel free to contact us via Live Chat, phone, or drop by our office in North Scottsdale. We’re always happy to answer all your questions and set you up with a personalized investment plan.