Had a bit of a search but didn't see a definitive answer. Suppose I had about $500 lying around doing nothing and I fancied turning it into a bit of gold just because. So I go to my favourite online broker who has a bunch of sovs around this price and also a bunch of Kangaroos and other similar gold coins. Why would I put my money on sovs rather than coins? Numismatic value only? These things are already a hundred years old so I don't think holding them an extra few years will see them skyrocket in price. I've had my trigger finger twitching because they do look a whole lot cooler than a kangaroo but where is the smart money for someone with no gold and a bit of cash? Forget the GSR or anything like that. Just the facts.