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Coin Collecting

Coin CollectingAbout the Hobby of Coin Collecting

Coin collecting is a hobby which consists of collecting coins or legally minted currency. Coin collections can range from something as simple as a collection assembled from pocket change to spending decades assembling rare and valuable coins from dealers and auctions. There are many different coin collecting themes that have become popular.


Date and Mint Mark Collections


Coin collections can be assembled by making complete collections of a series by date and mint mark. For example, a collector can try to attain one coin from each year and each mint for the Washington Quarter series. Depending on the series this might be a very difficult task. Some shorter coin series include Susan B. Anthony Dollars and Eisenhower Dollars. The longest running series is the Lincoln Cent coin. A popular coin to collect by series is the new State Quarters coins.


Country Collections


Another popular method for collecting can be to create country collections. A hobbyist can try to attain one coin from each country of the world. This can be a daunting task since there are so many countries. The collector can sometimes find ways of trading coins with collectors in other countries.


Type Collections


Coins can be collected by type for a single country. This consists of attaining a coin from each separate coin series for one country. This would include each separate series for each denomination. This is another challenging way of collecting coins since there can literally be hundreds of different types of coins during a country's history.


Investment Collections


Coins may be collected for the purposes of investing. In this case coins acquired will typically be rare or valuable coins or coins in very high grades. They will often be certified, graded, and encapsulated by a third party grading service. The leading third party grading services are NGC and PCGS.


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