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
What are the most valuable rare 50p coins? From the 2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck design to the 2009 Kew Gardens
... Kitten coin could also sell for a large sum with Beatrix Potter collectors. The Kew Gardens coin is believed to be worth £50 Changechecker.org have created a scarcity index This rare commemorative coin was created to celebrate the 250 th ... more info

The rare and valuable 50p coins that are worth a lot more money than you would think
You would scarcely believe it (Picture: Royal Mint) The Offside Rule Explained 50p coin Another incredibly rare form of 50p is the Offside ... coins into circulation they were quickly hoarded by collectors making them even rarer now. The controversial ... more info

The Gold and Silver Mine: Tomorrow's rare coins today
Because the mint is striking many new coins for collectors every year, and the fact these same coins can be bought for less than the price the mint charged in subsequent years, some collectors have stopped buying from the mint. Reviewing this report shows ... more info

eBay: You won’t BELIEVE how much this rare old £1 pound coin is selling for online
The eBay rare coins market is a prime hunting ground for collectors on the looks out for a rare coin and this £1 with a mintage error is no exception. The old pound coin, which has a rather obvious stamping mistake, is selling for £2,000 on the auction site. more info

Money that's worth more than face value: Do you know what these coins and banknotes are actually worth? Take our quiz...
This Benjamin Britten 50p coin is one of the red herrings in the quiz. This is Money was asked last year if it was worth a mint by one of our readers. It had a mintage of 5.3million in 2013, not making it particular rare or sought after by collectors. more info