2011 Gold and Silver Coins – Great Gift Ideas

Gold and silver coins would make an excellent gift for a coin collector, especially if you are able to locate one of the many new designs that are available in 2011. That fact of the matter is that gold and silver have been valuable commodities for thousands of years and they still hold value today, even though they are not generally used as a monetary unit anymore. The value of these coins is dependent on their weight and the number of these coins that have been minted, but most of them are a great investment because the value of the coin is far more than its face value. The bottom line is that any of these items would make a great gifts and will be the gift that keeps on giving once the prices increase significantly.


A popular coin in 2011 is the Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Bullion Coin, as this coin is legal tender all over the world and is known for its quality. The Canadian government guarantees that these coins are made from 99.99% pure gold, making them the first ever investment coins to reach this level of purity. This means that these coins will likely increase in value at a faster pace than many other coins, due to their higher gold content. In addition, these coins look great, as they have been masterfully designed and will make a great centerpiece to your investment portfolio.


The 2011 Year of the Rabbit Gold Coins come from Australia and are also 99.99% pure gold, so they are an extremely valuable investment. These coins come in a few different sizes, so you will have some decisions to make should you choose to purchase one of these coins. These coins feature an acrylic capsule, which is meant to act as a protective device for your investment. That way, you do not have to worry about the delicate features of this coin being damaged during transportation. Many investors also love the look of these coins, as they feature a rabbit, which is symbolic of the fact that 2011 is the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.

Australia also has the 2011 Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin, which is a legal tender in Australia, despite being extremely limited in production. This means that this is an extremely valuable coin to have, especially when you factor in the fact that it changes in appearance every year. Since each year features a once in a lifetime coin, these coins hold a great deal of value. The Australian government guarantees that these coins are 99.99% pure gold, putting them on par with many other gold coins. What puts these coins on a different level is that each year is different and if you happen to resell to a collector who missed a year, you could be looking at a rather substantial resale value.

Silver coins are also very popular, starting with the 2011 Silver Maple Leaf coin. These coins are some of the more popular in the world and have increase in popularity as silver prices have gone up. All of these coins are crafted at the Royal Canadian Mint and are made from 99.9% pure silver. In addition, these coins are legal tender, so they are easy to trade anywhere in the world. These coins even have a higher face value than any other silver coins, as they are worth $5 guaranteed. Of course, the coin will end up being worth much more than that, but it is nice to know that its value can never drop below that level.

The 2011 Australian Silver Koala are made from 99.9%  pure silver and have a larger surface area than many silver coins. These coins are extremely high in quality and the mint has done a great job of putting a great deal of detail into the actual picture on the coin. These coins are redesigned very year, so you will find that the 2011 is unique.

Any of these coins would be a great gift for the coin collector in your family, as they will likely not depreciate in value and will give that person a solid investment in the future. Now is the time to invest in precious metals because they keep their value during economic downturns, since they are not linked to the face value on the coin.

I have personally bought some of these coins (Silver American Eagles and Canadian Maple Leaf Coins) from APMEX along with holiday season gift coin holders to use as stocking stuffers this Christmas.

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