A Companion to Rare Coin Collecting - Concluding Thoughts

Before you run off and start your coin collection, there are a few last words you should read.
Most truly successful collectors are involved in the field to such a degree that they devote much of their free time improving their knowledge of numismatics.

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Transversely, collecting solely for investing is a tedious and difficult enterprise with no guarantee for reward (as with nearly all forms of investing).People who collect just to study price trends for financial gain never appreciate the beauty and history of rare coins, thus, deprive themselves of a rewarding experience. Because so little is sown, little shall be reaped. While interviewing for this article, one common thread was evident in nearly every collector that showed a profit from their collections; they loved collecting, they enjoyed coins, and they never seemed to get enough. That they enjoy their art so well, makes their rewards all the more richer. Happy hunting.

Rare Coins Collecting News
eBay: ‘Rare’ Abolition of the Slave Trade £2 coin SOLD for £600 - could you have one?
EBAY is a goldmine for collectors of rare and valuable coins, with the online auction site seeing new additions by sellers every single day. While some have don’t fetch their asking prices, one “rare” £2 coin has actually sold for a whopping £600. more info

Rare coins and medals from Hawaii will be part of Holabird's June 22-26 mega-auction in Reno
“The sale is packed with rare date U.S. coinage, in ‘collectible’ conditions and in affordable grades,” Mr. Holabird pointed out. “There’s also a good variety of all fields of foreign coins, great for beginning and advanced collectors. Our ... more info

Gran finds rare 17th century coin in ‘junk box’ in attic is worth £100,000 as she was about to throw it out
A GRANDMOTHER found a rare 17th century coin worth £100,000 in a box of junk ... minted in 1644. She tried to offer the coin collection she inherited from her grandfather to her children, but they declined thinking it was junk. So she sent the coin ... more info

Rare coin about to be binned valued at an incredible £100,000 - and it'll help the owner's granddaughter buy her first home
A rare vintage coin dismissed as 'junk' has been valued at ... Vintage Cash Cow, who are organising the auction, said it's expected to fetch in excess of £100,000, with coin collectors attracted by its rarity and exceptionally good condition. more info

Newport 'hermit' murdered for coin collection, court hears
Mr Bubbins was found dead at his home in Christchurch Road on 15 January. The jury was told spent his life building up a large collection of rare coins and ornaments. In a statement, his neighbour Nigel Gregory said after his partner left him "he basically ... more info