Coin collection is a hobby that has been carried out since ancient times. Petrarch was an Italian scholar and the first to bring this coin collecting trend in modern times. Archaeologists also claim that ancient Romans and Mesopotamian medieval time also have taken this fancy hobby as fun. Coin collecting now has become a popular market where various buyers and sellers deal every day.
There are different kinds of passion that people have related to coins. Some people collect coins of their country which are unique and no longer float in market. Some prefer collecting those that are unused because they are damaged due to wrong dye used, printing error and so on. While some people collect rare coins of different cultures and era which are much in demand due to their scarcity.
Here are few things that many would like to know about the rarest coins –
- If you want to start this as hobby or investment then, it is good to start with your pocket. Look around for all possible coins that you feel can be rare due to their color, print, years, and uneven size.
- If you’re done searching your home and family then, you can approach the nearest shop that can tell you the resources from where you can gather coins.
- There should be certain things about a coin that should excite you and not all coins should be part of hobby.
- Don’t start with an expensive set of coins that are from ancient times but try with those which are within your range. To your surprise, there are many options floating in the market that can fascinate you.
- Storing coins is a difficult task but one thing is sure, you cannot keep them at a place where temperature is at its extreme. For example, basements are too cold and attics are too hot, they are also to be saved from extreme moisture.
- Keep changing your holder where you keep your coins after every ten days to retain their quality and value.
- Be careful when you try to clean your coins, a little tarnish is appreciated by buyers. The value of clean coins is depreciated
- If you still wish to clean your coins then use gloves and hold coins by their edge. Soak it in mild water, if you find it dirty but don’t scrub or rub it to remove the dirt.
These are few things that should help you make these coins as a part of investment in future.