Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Real Coin Collector – Catawiki

To many, coin collecting may seem like a boring and pointless hobby. The kind that reminds you of your grandparents who hoard collections of old coins in dusty boxes. It has a reputation of being a hobby for those who don’t really have any other hobbies. However, what if I told you that we have completely misunderstood the art of coin collecting? Imagine a hobby that enhances your appreciation of art, expands your knowledge of history, geography, and politics, as well as making you money at the same time. Welcome to the world of coin collecting. Read on to discover the hobby that you have been missing.    

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Making Cash With Coins
Valuable coins pass through our hands every day; we just need to know how to spot them. Prices of coins fluctuate regularly with metal prices and with today’s economic climate, they tend to rise regularly. Did you know that many American coins minted before 1965 have a 90% silver content? This is not a well-known fact and even fewer people are wise enough to hold on to these silver money makers when they have the opportunity. Currently, pre-1965 quarters alone have a silver value of almost four dollars and there are much more examples of coins like these. So what are you waiting for? Next time you use a coin to pay for your 11 o’clock snack, make sure you check out the weight and date and you could be well on your way to cashing in!

The Challenge
However, not everybody is in it for the money, many people simply appreciate the challenge of finding that ‘perfect’ coin or completing a monumental coin set. Once you have collected a few from a set, it is easy to become obsessed with finding them all. Coin collectors are real life treasure hunters on a never-ending quest, unleashing their inquisitive inner-child. Whether the passion is for the Beatrix Potter 50p set or the 2012 London Olympic 50p set, with collecting comes a real thrill, which could be rewarded with a huge monetary prize. Full Olympic coin sets alone can sell for up to three thousand pounds and the best part is that it is so easy to start; you just have to keep your eyes peeled.   

The Money Time Capsule
The number of coins available these days is growing faster than ever, so it is no wonder that more and more people are calling themselves coin collectors and crashing into history. Every coin has its own identity, associated with a particular part of history or an important part of a country’s culture. Collecting coins is an easy way to learn about a country and its history without having to scan through numerous history books. As well as expanding your historical knowledge, a coin can also serve as a memory time capsule. It is even proven by behavioral psychologists that some people collect coins in an effort to remember or relive their past. Whether you are an avid history buff discovering a story or are trying to reconnect with the past in order to relive your story, coin collecting is for you.

Coin collecting is often considered as a hobby of the past, yet with more coins available now than ever before and with an ever-growing history to delve into, there is no better time to start. Whether you are looking to make some extra money or begin a life-long treasure hunt that could lead to discoveries about your family, your country, and culture, there is something for everybody. No fear if you are not currently in the hands of a collector coin, head over to our auction page now, where you can find full sets, rare coins and much more so you can start your collection today.   

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