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How To Begin Coin Collecting

By Matthew Ziachlerie

These days, you will find thousands and thousands of persons who are having fun in coin collecting and these numbers are continually growing, which is a pleasant change from the situation that existed prior to the year 1999. Actually since the mid sixties, coin collecting as an activity and hobby had been showing signs of decline because of the change in material from which US coins were being created.

Base Metals Replace Silver

When silver was replaced with base metals, it became much more difficult to get appropriate old coins and so the interest in coin collecting is declined. Nevertheless, the year 1999 saw the arrival of the 50 State Quarters Program when the first State Quarters were issued which honored the US state of Delaware.

This 50 State Quarters Program reignited interest in coin collecting and it led lots more people to take up coin collections as a serious hobby. People may want to collect coins on account of the truth that those coins were minted in the year that their kids were born or they may begin collecting coins with a view to sell them off later when their value appreciates.

The right example of how coin collecting can prove to be a successful activity is shown in the matter of one Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. in whose collection of coins, after his death, fetched his heirs a huge forty-four million dollars.

The best way to begin the coin collecting activity is through making a beginning with date-and-mint coin collections. The Lincoln cent that is issued every year is a good example of tips on how to go about adding coins to your collection. Or you might want to collect coins based on certain coin types and rather than collecting coins from each year and based on mink-marks it might be a better idea to get coins from a special series and also from a certain mint.

Mint error coins too make great coins that each one that is interested in coin collecting should consider including in their coin collections. To make coin collecting less difficult why not also use coin collecting software which you will find different kinds though each can help you with different factors of coin collecting.

With a little bit of luck, you may even succeed in adding some very important and maybe even rare coins to your collection and then you can enjoy a tidy profit by selling them off later when they are much in demand and if their value appreciates sufficiently to warrant selling them off.

One of the best tools you want in terms of coin collecting is coin counter machine. If you want to keep track of your coins, you need to get digital coin counter for your need.

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