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
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A New Book for the Serious Coin Collector: Inside the Rare Coin Marketplace
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Did you buy a winner or a loser from the U.S. Mint?: Inside Coin World
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Amateur Archaeologists in England Unearth Rare Roman Mosaic
On Wednesday, September 13, Anderson & Garland will sell 66 coins at auction, all of which belong to the Diocese. "The collection is a rare opportunity to buy interesting coins that have been underground for 500 years," Wyrley-Birch says. "Most types of ... more info

Listed Philately Company on Hunt to Buy Classic Stamps and Rare Coins
The company owned by Anirudh Sethi, a visionary leader with a strong passion for stamp collection plans a huge investment in stamps and coins. Rare stamps can give 15-20% return per year easily and can serve as an alternative investment strategy for Investors. more info