THE HOBBY OF KINGS
Coin collection is an age old hobby and has become a tradition over the years. Many people pass it from one generation to another, a custom as American as the apple pie. Most collectors start as children hoarding dimes or pennies, some are handed over their collections by their parents or grand-parents and discover the joy of collecting at an early age, some come to collecting later in life, triggered by an interesting coin issued for an event or with the prospect of potential value increase.
STEP BACK IN THE PAST WITH COINS
During the 15th and 16th centuries, ancient-coin collecting became the “hobby of kings,” and the list of collectors is a list of European nobility. At the same time, famous artists were employed by these patrons to create replicas of ancient coins, which became collectible in their own right. The appetite of collectors fueled a cottage industry of agents and prompted a search of source lands for salable artifacts. The insatiable market created such demand that it also fostered the introduction of forgeries.
During the 19th century, the scope of collecting broadened from ancient coins to coins of the world, and the activity became a popular hobby. Numismatic societies were formed throughout Britain, Europe, and the United States, with membership open to all ranks of the general public. Periodicals about coin collecting emerged, and the growing appetite of new advocates led to a prosperous industry.
TYPES OF COIN COLLECTORS
There are also those who enjoy collecting everyday common coins, gaining pleasure from inspecting mint marks and dates on their everyday change. Others have a collection of coins coming from different countries. Some coin collectors spend thousands on rare gold and silver coins from the period of the 19th century to the early 20th century whiles advanced coin collectors’ boast a stupendous collection finding the right connections to bag the trophy.
TIM HEROUX – FAIR & HONEST COIN BUYER & SELLER
Coins offer a diverse and fascinating window to the past for collectors around the globe. Starting when six, I am a 4th generation coin collector. Being a passionate aficionado, my goal is to provide honest and reliable service to both the collector and non-collecting public alike.
We are a company, working to expand the fun and excitement of coin collecting through shared knowledge, experience and a love of oldest and greatest of hobbies by buying and selling coins. If you have a collection you would like to sell or simply want to know what your coins are worth, we will be happy to explain the current market and tell you what we can pay. With a guaranteed fair price, we make our customers feel at ease with the transactions.
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“Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long you’ll have good luck”