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
RSL owner pays $1.32M for rare 1894 dime, inches closer to collecting 1 of every US coin ever minted
Editor's note: This article is a part of a series reviewing Utah and U.S. history for KSL.com's Historic section. SALT LAKE CITY — What is a dime worth? That depends on which coin you’re looking at; ... more info

Man arrested, accused of stealing rare coin collection from town of Beloit home
TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. - Officers in the town of Beloit have made an arrest after a rare collection of specialty coins was stolen over the summer. The burglary happened on July 27 at a home along the ... more info

A rare, 125-year-old dime just sold for $1.3 million
... an avid coin collector and is working toward a collection that includes an example of every coin ever made by the U.S. Mint from 1792 to the present, said John Brush, president of David Lawrence ... more info

Utah businessman pays $1.32 million for a rare dime that was minted in 1894
president of David Lawrence Rare Coins, said to CNN. 'You kind of get the sweaty palms, because that's a lot of money.' Hansen is tantalizingly close to completing his collection and only needs six ... more info

eBay: A ‘rare’ Beatrix Potter 50p coin is selling for £1000 - is this actually a bargain?
The coin is described as “rare” and in “excellent” condition, so is the £950 price tag actually a bargain? Genuine coin - used but in excellent condition. This is a collectors item. The eBay user ... more info