The Quick Guide to Coin Collecting for Beginners is dedicated to helping beginning coin collectors learn the fascinating hobby of coin collecting.
Coin Collecting can be fun and challenging. But it can seem bewildering to the new collector.
- Coin Collecting terms can be baffling,
- What coins to collect can be confusing.
- Learning to Grade Coins is mystifying,
Even experienced coin collectors can find themselves confused or bewildered at times!
We’re going to sweep away the mysteries that surround the hobby.
You’ll find help to:
- Decide what Coins to Collect,
- Research Coins,
- Determine a Coins Value,
- Find Coins to Collect and
- Care for your Coins
So all you need to do is jump right in and get started.
Anyone can be a successful coin collector. There are no rules to the fascinating hobby.
Coin Collecting used to be called the Hobby of Kings because it was associated with the rich who could afford it.
Today, nearly any one can set aside a few coins and over the years build a great collection.
Don’t believe that? Check out how a 7 year old started a $23 Million Dollar Coin Collection
Coin collectors come from all walks of life and all genders. What brings a person to the coin collecting hobby is their enjoyment and passion for coins minted by countries all over the world.
My start in the coin collecting hobby came from my mother.
As I was growing up she would take the time to explain each coin, what is was worth, what it was made of and the different designs.
Soon we were filling Whitman coin folders with pennies, nickels and dimes. I was hooked!
We all start collecting coins with the same need. To learn about the coins we enjoy and appreciate!
Smart Coin Collecting
Smart coin collectors understand they can't know everything about every coin that’s been minted.
Successful coin collectors understand the need to know what they’re buying before plunking down hard earned cash.
They understand Buy the Book Before the Coin.
Buy the Book Before the Coin!
When you take the time to learn about the coin you’re interested in you will:
- Find Better Coins,
- Avoid Costly Mistakes,
- Bypass Counterfeits and Scams,
- Make Wiser Decisions,
- Build Your Dream Collection,
When it comes to collecting coins, knowing what you're buying will save you money and grief. It will lead to a coin collection you can be proud of.
Ready to start? There’s no place better to start than at the beginning, click on Start Your Own Coin Collection.
When it's time to actually buy a coin, start by learning the price ranges of the coin you're interested in. One of the best places online is Numismedia's Fair Market Value Price Guide. It's a free resource. Coin prices are updated regularly so you'll know what the price ranges should be when you're ready to buy.
Some of my best coin “finds” have come from coins found in pocket change! You may be surprised to know that valuable collector coins are found every day in coins received from change.
Coin Roll Hunting and Coin Spotting are simple ways to get started collecting coins.
Beyond getting started in coin collecting you'll find articles about:
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Have fun looking around. Happy Coin Collecting!