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
'Burglar', 32, 'stabbed coin collector to death after stealing rare Beatrix Potter 50p pieces'
A coin collector stabbed a 'kind and helpful' fellow enthusiast to death to get his hands on his rare collection, a court heard. Danny Bostock is accused of attacking Gordon McGhee in his home - stabb... more info

‘Rare’ £1 coin sells for £5,000 on eBay – do you have one at home?
Like other £1 coins minted in 1991, the "rare" pound that was sold on eBay is inscribed along ... These are often deemed the most valuable by collectors.You should check how much the coin is selling f... more info

eBay: ‘VERY RARE’ 50p coin selling for astounding £500 - but why is it so expensive?
From picking up a rare coin to selling some of the ones they already own, coin collectors may choose to use eBay in order to mix up their collection. Whether you’re an expert in the topic or not, when ... more info

I've collected six 'interesting' coins from my change: The face value is £4.02 – but could they be worth much more sold online?
proving just how addictive coin collecting can be. That, or people are more excited about the prospect of making a pretty penny off of them. Either way, our guide to the rare coins that can turn up in ... more info

The 10 most valuable rare 50p and £2 coins in circulation – and how much they’re worth
The Beatrix Potter commemorative coin – part of a collectors set of five – has been dubbed “rare” and “valuable” since the Royal Mint announced that only 2.1 million went into ... more info