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Coin collecting is among the most well-known hobbies worldwide – and for good reason! It’s fun, it’s educational and it provides both children and adults with countless hours of entertainment. Additionally, compared to many other hobbies, it’s relatively easy to jump right into. However, this isn’t to say that you shouldn’t educate yourself before starting a coin collection. There are a number of tips novice collectors should take into account to ensure success with their new hobby.2010-abraham-lincoln-presidential-1-coin-obverse-copy

When purchasing coins from independent sellers, it’s important to do your research. If you don’t possess a solid understanding of what a coin is worth, you’re liable to be taken for a ride by an unscrupulous dealer. So before committing to a transaction, do some online research – i.e. look at how many other dealers are selling the coin for and what reputable coin publications have its value listed as. That being the case, coins that are “good investments” should not take precedence over coins that genuinely interest you. If your sole purpose in collecting coins is to acquire valuable items, you’re not liable to have very much fun with this hobby.

Coin collecting is a hobby that can be enjoyed by individuals of any age group. In order to get the most out of this hobby, take care to seek out a reliable coin dealer, conduct research on all prospective purchases and prioritize your personal interests over perceived financial gain