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
01/10/2018
eBay: Rare 50p coin selling for £80 – and this is the UK spot to find one
Rare coins sell on eBay for many times their net worth, thanks to their value to collectors. A rare 2018 5p coin was listed by user akhatreej, and sold for a winning bid of £77 – plus £2.90 for postage. There were 19 bids for the rare 50p coin ... more info

01/04/2018
A Review of 2017 in the Rare Coin and Collectibles Market
Coins from the U.S. Mint are entry level coins to the wider world of rare coin collecting and investing. Those who buy U.S. gold and silver coins see the beauty, feel the weight and hold in their hands a piece of history. Many of them become hooked on the ... more info

01/10/2018
Coin Collecting Strategies – ‘The World is Your Oyster’!
Rare coin enthusiasts of all income groups who really seek fulfilling coin pursuits can practically find their own pearls with sound coin collecting strategies. Here, I refer to good values among world coins and to curiously expensive U.S. coins. more info

01/15/2018
Rare £1 coins: These 12 £1 coins could be worth a lot more than you think
Coin collecting site Change Checker has a scarcity index identifying the rarest coins. The Scarcity Index ranks each of the 'rare' coin designs from one to 100, with 100 being both the most scarce and valuable. For most coins this index is regularly updated. more info

01/15/2018
FUN 2018: Exclusive insights from Tampa, Florida
Another bellwhether numismatic gathering is successfully accomplished, as thousands of dealers and collectors met at Florida United ... with representatives from ANACS, eBay, EagleEye Rare Coins, Tangible Investments and X42 Ventures. more info