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
Rare colour Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit 50p coin selling for up to £760 on eBay – do you have one?
RARE 50p coins featuring Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit are selling for up to £760 on eBay. The coins are from 2016 when the Royal Mint released a colour design of the coin as a collectors item. The coin sold out within hours of going on sale on the Royal ... more info

eBay: ‘Rare’ Abolition of the Slave Trade £2 coin SOLD for £600 - could you have one?
EBAY is a goldmine for collectors of rare and valuable coins, with the online auction site seeing new additions by sellers every single day. While some have don’t fetch their asking prices, one “rare” £2 coin has actually sold for a whopping £600. more info

SS Central America treasure includes rare world gold coins
Inside Coin World: Mint’s heritage assets are slowly coming to light Some of the U.S. Mint’s greatest treasures, its “heritage assets,” are slowly coming out of the vaults and into the open for collectors to marvel over. “An 1856 Sydney Mint ... more info

Rare coins and medals from Hawaii will be part of Holabird's June 22-26 mega-auction in Reno
“The sale is packed with rare date U.S. coinage, in ‘collectible’ conditions and in affordable grades,” Mr. Holabird pointed out. “There’s also a good variety of all fields of foreign coins, great for beginning and advanced collectors. Our ... more info

How a Few Nickels Grew Into a Multi-Million Dollar Coin Collection
The Spauldings were prolific art collectors, and their 1921 donation of more ... was missing a piece that would elevate its value to the millions: a rare 1913 version of the coin that was struck by the United States Mint before its run of Liberty Head ... more info