Becoming a collector will not make you rich. You will probably never end up in a cache of ancient coins that will bring you fame and fortune. Some people focus on collecting limited edition coins that are new to the market. Others focus on certain types of coins.
What it takes to become a coin collector
The collector needs tools to trade. There is one magnifying glass for a detailed study of each of them. Envelopes or scrapbooks to store and display the ones you own are other items to buy. A coin collection price guide, which has information on dates, varieties, and classification rules, is a sensible addition.
A plastic ruler with millimeters and inches to measure, cotton or latex gloves for work, soft cloth to wear for viewing, and good lighting round out the supply list. To start your hobby as a coin collector, you need to look for new ones. They can be found in many places for their collection. Look into your wallet (and everyone else’s wallet, which will allow you to weed out the less common ones).
Take a look at those on display at flea markets and auctions. The Internet is an excellent resource for buying, selling, and exchanging currencies. To avoid fraud or overpayment, always keep a collection price reference handy. If you are not a professional salesperson, do not clean your collection. Using the wrong cleaning method can damage some old rare coins and reduce the value of your collection. A good coin finder will know what makes them valuable and recognize these coins for more than just the symbol applied.
At the end
As you gain knowledge, you can put aside the most common and focus on the old and the rare. If you have children or grandchildren, pass them on. Who knows; You may have created a new coin collector!