Coin Collecting

Coin Collections For All Ages


People of all ages are getting hooked with their coin collections. As a matter of fact, even the children are participating actively in colleting every dime and nickel they can get their hands on. There are a lot of reasons why people collect coins. Among the many reasons are:

• A good hobby

• Future investment

• Value of artistry

• Tangible history right at the palm of your hands

• Heirloom treasures

• Uniqueness

• Monetary value (some rare coins are made of very precious metal)

• Sentimental value

Every coin has a story to tell. Every intricate design means something. The historical value of a coin makes it more precious to a coin collector. Collecting coins can either be the cheapest hobby or the most expensive ones (next to collecting cars and yachts). Coins represent something especially when it came from other countries.

According to preference, every gender or age can choose the kinds of coins that they will collect. But as a kid, it will take a lot of convincing from adults to let them grow some interest in collecting. Even if the child wanted so much to get into the hobby, they just don’t possess the means, money and right attention span to pursue it. A teenager can have some interest in the idea but what stops them is the budget and the equipments needed to start the hobby. In adults, they may have the means but may not want to go through the hobby as professionals would do. Whatever the problem may be, here are some suggestions to wake up some sense in you to take into consideration the different accounts of pursuing the hobby.

Child – Low budget or nothing at all

Pay attention little one. You don’t need a hundred bucks to start your coin collection. All you need is a keen eye, a little box where you can put your collected coins, and a lot of interest. You could start by searching for change either inside your pocket or your parents’ (with permission of course), in penny dishes, flea markets or coin shops. You don’t really have to worry if you have nothing to spend for old coins seen in cheap bins for as long as you have something. By the time you get older and your parents are already giving you a small amount of lunch money, you can just save that and by the time that a particular coin interests you, it’ll be your very first bought coin.

Teen – With middling budget

You can already afford something but not that much. And by this time, you already have a proper place like an album to protect your coins with. Some albums are custom-made for collection but if this is too much for you, an ordinary album can be good. By this time, you would want something more than coins. You want rarer ones, coins that only a couple of people have. If the budget agrees, you can buy a book that can identify or price the coins that you have. You can also search through the Internet for coins being auctioned.

Adult – Budget varies

Varies according to the kind of coin that is preferred. Coin collections for adults can be for interest and investment. This is the point where the interest gradually decreases or normally increases and upgrades can be probable. You could search through other places to find for the most unique coin.

Articles compliments of skaDoogle

Browse Our Information Mall

Coin Collecting


Other Interesting Articles

How To Spot An Error In Coin Collections

Spotting errors in your coin collections or maybe in everyday pocket change is easier than you imagine. It’s rather profitable and fun too. You just have to follow the different steps carefully a couple of times so that the impulse of checking out every coin you receive will become a habit. These simple instructions are productive and proven methods of locating the different coin errors and varieties of die circulating inside your pockets and other people’s poc... [Read more]

Software For Coin Collecting: The Smarter Way To Collect Coins

It is a common coin collecting problem: too many coins, not enough information on what kinds of coins to collect, or a disorganized group of collecti... [Read more]

Free Coin Collecting Software

Coin collecting is one hobby that has been going on for ages. Some of the most popular collectors in the world were Louis XIV and the Sun King. To keep track of the coins in the collection or to monitor the value of rare coins in the market, it pays to have coin collecting soft... [Read more]

Collecting Coins

How do people start collecting coins? Do they just wake up one morning and say "hmm, I think I’ll start a coin collection"? Well, maybe, but for most collectors, it starts with a ... [Read more]

Collecting Those Quarters

Collecting coins is a hobby that anyone and everyone could do. But collecting quarters is a hobby that - currently – it is estimated that one hundred six million Americans do. Men, women, and children of all ages are involved in collecting quar... [Read more]


 Watch Videos on "Hobby"


The Economist (blog)

Lessons from ancient Greek coinage
The Economist (blog)
THE Greek word for money, chrema, carries a significance its English translation cannot fully convey. “It means 'to need' and 'to use' together,” explains Nicholas Stampolidis, director of the Museum of Cycladic Art (MoCA) during a recent visit to the ...



Numismatic News

Central Asian coins topic of book
Numismatic News
No comprehensive catalog or detailed study covering all Central Asian coins exists so far. Contrary to most other coin issues of the 17th and 18th centuries, the pre-modern coinage of Central Asia has been rather poorly documented, insufficiently ...



New York Times

Indiegogo Goes Where Few Companies Dare: Into Initial Coin ...
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Indiegogo helped take crowdfunding mainstream. Now the company is hoping it can do the same for initial coin offerings, the popular but unregulated practice of selling custom virtual currencies to raise money for software projects ...
Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOs - CoinDeskCoindesk (press release) (blog)

all 4 news articlesÂÂ...


Inverse

'Call of Duty' Developer Honors an Awesome Military Tradition
Inverse
Challenge Coins originated within the U.S. military, allegedly with one particularly heroic Air Force pilot that credits the coin with saving his life. The coin itself indicates membership in a particular unit or branch of the military, but different ...


Coin Collecting