There can be many benefits of collecting coins aside from monetary gains. You gain knowledge of history behind the various issues from a particular country or worldwide. Who (or what) is pictured on a coin? Why was it put there? What is the history behind the denomination?
Many collectors enjoy the hunt of searching for coins to add to the collection. You might be able to add to a collection by searching pocket change, getting rolls of coins from a bank, purchasing at a coin show, or even purchases by mail. A collector always experiences a degree of excitement whenever there is the possibility of adding to a collection and there is always the joy experienced when a collection is completed.
Collecting coins is undoubtedly a very good hobby, and I'd like to suggest some useful tips for everyone on how to do it in a propper and more productive way. First of all, don't assume that all old coins will be in very poor condition. If you are buying coins, you can expect such coins to be in respectable condition, even if it is over 500 years old. Of course, as the age of the coin increases, the condition, if very good, will add more value. Find something to hold your coins. This does not mean that you have to buy fancy coin holders (although this would keep them in better condition). Coin holders can be fairly cheap or you can use an old shoe box or peanut butter jar. Ask friends and relatives if they have old change, and then, ask if you can have it or offer to buy it, depending on what feels appropriate. And finally, check with your local bank or financial institution. Many will sell you rolls or bags of coins at face value.
Each person has there own reasons. Some see it as an investment, others love history and collect historic coins. Still others like the challenge of putting a complete set together. The hobby is divided up by the investor, coin collector and the numismatist. One can learn a lot from a nations coins over the years and it is a thrill to have a 1/2 dollar that could have been minted by the U.S. government, state of Louisiana or the Confederate States of America. A coin used by a Samurai to buy sake or a silver dollar that may have bought a bottle of red eye whiskey. It also keeps you out of trouble and you can make a few bucks. If you have to ask maybe coin collecting is not for you. There are also medal and tokens all historic. Hope this answers your question at least a little. I have lots of hobbies as well: I like reading and riding bike, swimming)
Well, there are many types of collecting smth. However, I know about it not only from the Internet. My Mom adores collecting stamps. Stamp collection is an activity which can be more than a hobby. It is an activity that gives you pleasure and fun. Moreover, stamp collection gives you a wide knowledge and effective means to communicate with other people in society. People may ask how this is possible. You need to travel to many places so as to collect stamps. In the new places that you visit, you get to meet people who add value to your life and you add some value to their life too. In her collection there are about 200 stamps from different countries and states.
I do collect coins. Coin collection can begin as a memory of an international trip , or by chance you receiving a very old coin in circulation. His occasional hobby of coin collecting can lead to becoming a very expensive hobby too, as sometimes rare beautiful pieces which catch you interest ca be priced at a very high value. On the contrary this hobby of coin collection can also in the bargain get you rich rewards in exchange for a historical coin which you managed to get your hands on.
I think collecting coins is very nice hobby! I remember that my unlce was collecting ancient coins, he really had old coins that were truly very expensive but he always refused if someone proposed him to buy them for even big money :S :lol: Just because he loved his collection and even now if he has birthday or on some holidays friends present him new coins for his collection :cheer:
As for me when I was younger, I used to collect catalogs with cosmetics, because I was always interested in beauty and cosmetic industry. But now I left this hobby, because I have no time for it. As for collecting coins or stamps, I don't think that such kind of hobby is for me. It is just too boring for me and I don't understand people who go God knows where and spend all their money just to add a new example to their collections. But on the other hand, if it can bring them positive emotions, if it is interesting and exiting for them, if they really enjoy it, then why not?
Honestly, I am not fond of such hobbies, but still I appreciate people who do it, and actually I like that people are different with various hobbies, desires, and preferences around us. It's quite interesting. So, you are a numismatologist. My best friend's father has the same hobby as you, and he really has very nice collection.
I can not call myself a collector, let alone a numismatist. I do not have a penchant for manic collecting of coins, but nevertheless somehow collected a small collection, not for sale, of course, but for myself. In the future I plan to buy a special album so that my coins do not roll in a glass bowl, but are where they should be. In general, a hobby is something that helps a person to make his life rich and varied. In addition, the hobby has a wonderful impact on the psychological state. Scientists have long proven that enthusiastic people suffer less from neuroses, cardiovascular diseases, and various hormonal disorders.
If to talk about me, I think that collecting coins is a very interresting hobby, but I have another hobby. My boyfriend collects coins. He likes it very much. There is nothing better for him than to get one more coin. He collects ancient coins. Of course, he pays a lot for his hobby, but he can afford it. The best present for him is to give him another coin, which he does't have in his collection.
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