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The Leisure Pursuit Of Coin Collecting: Tips For Grading Coins, Spotting Valuable Coin And Figuring Out Old Coin Prices So You Can Become A Seasoned Coin Collector

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Although coin collecting is a leisure activity, for most people it is also a lifelong interest of searching and uncovering, not merely pieces of metal, but extraordinary and exclusive editions of coinage. Coin collecting has been pursued by people for ages. It was even believed that, at one point in time, royalty took it up as a hobby. However, in modern days, ordinary people can maintain a coin collection regardless of social status or age. Many people, in fact, possess massive collections worth a king's ransom. People collect coins for many reasons. Some pursue it as a sideline because of the business associated with buying and selling coins. Other people take it up as a leisure interest because of the fascinating history behind it. Several try it out a bit and then get fascinated by the quest of chasing after rare finds and get obsessed with it for life. Coin collecting has a science behind it. The study of coins, paper money, tokens and medals is known as numismatics. There are different areas that a coin collector can specialize in. The best way to start off the hobby is to decide what kinds you want to collect and then do your best to complete a whole set or sets of coins. Part of the fascination is in the pursuit of coins that go within a set. This is why you need to be specific about what sorts of coins you want to collect so you know what to look for at the outset instead of searching aimlessly. Since you will be investing some amount of money here, it is good advice to study the activity firstly. Familiarize yourself with the kinds of coins, their rarity and their corresponding value.. Price: $11.66

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