Art of Collecting
The stock market is a zero sum game where there are always winners and losers. Be it the bull or bear market, there will always be the winner that takes it all. Today, we put on our financial hat as we explore the financial edition of this collectible coin.
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) aka “The Big Board” is the world largest stock exchange in America that has more than 2000 companies listed such as Walmart, Exxon Mobil and Berkshire Hathaway. The NYSE has a long history dating back to 1792, experiencing significant events such as the impact of black thursday, the asian financial crisis and the 9/11 attack just to name a few to speak.
These significant events created the statue of the charging bull that represents optimism and courage and the bear that signify period of pessimism.
Measuring 50 mm in diameter, this 1 oz proof silver coin is struck at the Mint of Poland. The reverse of the coin shows the charging bull plated in gold that represents rising prices. Beside it is the roaring bear silver colored that represents a period of fear and falling prices. The directional movement of asset prices is shown 45 degrees towards the north for the bull and 45 degree towards the south for the bear.
Centered around the coin are symbols of the top four most traded currencies, the US dollar, the Euro, the Japanese Yen and the British pound. The stock market is traded internationally.
If we zoom in greater detail of the coin, we will notice arrows showing both clockwise and anti clockwise movement. This coincides with investment guru warren buffet quote “Bull markets and Bear markets can obscure mathematical laws, they cannot repel them”. This means that whatever goes up must come down and vice versa. The one that understand this will be the “WINNER TAKES ALL” as embodied on the coin.
The reverse of the coin is fully gold plated and features the iconic New York Stock Exchange building, the inscriptions: “1000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value, “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” – the issue country and “2019” – the issue date.
The coin is housed in a standing floating frame that allows you to display your winning coin proudly without additional accessories. Inside the frame is a piece of paper that have the background of the candlestick bar charts and trend lines used by technical analyst to draw their winning prediction.
The cover shows the golden bull and silver bear engaging in a staring competition seeing who will prevail as watched closely by investors. The back of the cover is the certificate of authencity showing the technical specifications of the coin. Limited to just 999 pieces worldwide. Will you be able to grab this winning coin. Investors always wish they have started earlier.