If you are part of the growing movement that is shifting investments into precious metals, then you should consider the opportunity presented by Slovenia right now. This small nation is part of the European Union and participates in the struggling currency experiment known as the Euro. However, Slovenia is part of a subset of that union that issues the Euro in gold and silver on an annual basis.
While Slovenia issues standard Euro coins that are legal tender across the entire span of the EU, it and a few other countries also make regular issues of gold and silver Euro coins. These coins are only commemorative in the rest of the EU but they are legal tender as well in Slovenia. Using them as legal tender would be foolish because they are worth much more than their face values. However, this fact attests to the seriousness which Slovenia has given to the matter.
Gold and silver coins are hot investment right now. Regardless of what happens in daily movements of the price per ounce, these assets are great places to deposit wealth that you want to preserve. Many investors think that the near-term market is hard to predict but the long-term looks bad for currencies. There is too much debt out there. Opportunities like the Slovenian gold and silver coins cannot be passed up too lightly.
In addition to their value in precious metals, there is also a rare opportunity to derive some collectible value here. Slovenia had Gorazd Ucakar design the faces on these coins. The faces may be obscure on an international level but their depictions and the quality of the mintings will make these coins much more valuable if well-preserved for the long term.
Slovenia has only been making these coins since 2008 and there are not very many of them. The 30-Euro coin is made of silver and the Mint of Finland, which strikes the coins, only issue somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000 per year. The gold coin has a face value of 100 Euro. The number struck every year occupies the same range but the number of gold coins is usually less than that of the silver coins.
The Slovenian gold and silver coins are an excellent alternative to some of the more common precious metal assets available globally. They offer an easy and lucrative way to add some diversity to your precious metal portfolio.