What You Should Know About Your Coin Collecting

All it takes is the willingness to learn new things.

I got started collecting coins like lots of folks, I imagine. I just happened across an unusual coin and I was curious about it, so I stuck it away so I wouldn’t spend it.

Almost everyone has a “special” coin that they hold on to for some reason or another.
Kennedy Half Dollar
Maybe it is an old Buffalo Nickel or a silver dollar that your grandparents gave you. Maybe it’s an Indian Head Penny or a Kennedy Half Dollar


Start Your Own Coin Collecting Club

Many people like to start a coin collection for their children, or grandchildren, as a sort of investment for them. These collections are typically held by the parent or grandparent on the child’s behalf, with the intention of giving them to the child at a certain age, or as an inheritance, although sometimes the coins are given directly to the children.

Before you start collecting coins on behalf of your kids, you should take a moment to consider a couple of points. First of all, like all investments, collecting coins costs money, so you need to determine how much you can afford to spend each year for this. Secondly, you must decide what the ultimate goal of this collection is. Are these coins meant to help put the child through college, or are they just meant to be a nice gift that hopefully has some greater future value? Is this coin collection meant as a monetary investment to be cashed in someday, or do you mean for the coins to become family heirlooms which will be passed down through the years? Or perhaps your hope is that the child will take up the coin collecting hobby someday. Depending on what your collecting goals are, and what your budget is, you’ll want to buy different types of coins.