Jane asks: I recently purchased a completed set of 5 colorized Panda coins and would like to know if this is a good purchase? Is it possible for this to be a good investment? Thank You.
No, the “colorizing” is a gimmick by a private company to get a big premium for current Chinese Panda bullion coins. There has always been a strong collector market for Pandas and this is a method on which to take advantage of that popularity. Collectors and dealers of these coins will most likely NOT want to pay a premium for them in the future and might even consider them to be worth less than Pandas that were not altered.
Of course, I could be wrong and everyone will want their coins painted in the future. You never know…..