by Jeff D. Opdyke
The Sovereign Investor
My first girlfriend — and we’re talking eighth grade here — was Persian. Maybe that’s why I’ve had such a fascination with the Middle East most of my life.
This fascination manifests itself today through three primary channels: Middle Eastern cuisine, Middle Eastern travel (I’m trying to arrange a research trip to Iran at the moment, with a side trip just for giggles to Kabul, Afghanistan) and ancient coins from Middle Eastern empires.
You can guess, probably, that this is a story about coins.
In particular, it’s about two gold coins that I recently purchased in London … and why ancient coins such as these not only represent great value in the market today, but they’re also one of the best assets you can own in a world where interest rates will remain low well into the next decade and, here in the U.S., could slip into negative territory in coming months.