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
eBay: 50p coin selling for £800 – do you have a dead ringer in your pocket?
Ebay is often used by sellers who want to showcase their valuable rare coin to collectors. A recent posting, which features a 2011 rare WWF commemoration 50p coin, is a good example. The coin, listed by user pthomas126, has been listed for a hefty price of ... more info

David Lawrence Rare Coins Acquires Hall of Fame Collection
David Lawrence Rare Coins of Virginia Beach has purchased one of the most impressive sets of U.S. coins that has ever been assembled. The collection, pieced together by mega-collector Bruce Morelan via Legend Numismatics, was set to be auctioned through ... more info

Old coins, rare weapons draw crowd
He has also formed a museum under the name of Akal Sahai Museum in Ludhiana. “It all started as a hobby as I was keen on collecting old and rare coins. After some time, it turned into a passion. Now, I try to procure everything that is rare and ... more info

Louisiana lawmakers eye sales tax solutions as special session nears
But legislators may opt to continue collecting those taxes and more as part of the latest ... including tickets for cultural and sporting events, rare coins, breast feeding equipment and other items that had been protected in state law over the years. more info

Alexander Collection yields handsome Proof 1896 Coronet quarter eagle at Baltimore sale
He was especially fond of Proof gold coins and his collection remained intact for more than 50 years. A dozen Proof Coronet $2.50 gold quarter eagles — most in lower grades — provide a rare opportunity to look at this specialized market. Here's one of ... more info