Free Coin Collecting!

January 22, 2009

So, you are interesting in coin collecting.  People get involved in collecting coins for many different reasons.  But the best part, is that you can do coin collecting for free! Some people are just naturally interested in learning about the history of coins and the many different aspects that comes with collecting them.  However, most people need a little push to get involved in this wonderful hobby.  This push may come one day when you happy to find an old coin in your pocket change.  Maybe you found a Mercury dime in your change one day and you started doing some research and discovered how interesting it can be.

Or perhaps you found an old jar of coins at your grandfather’s house and discovered many old coins from a different era that you had never seen before.  Or perhaps you were lucky enough to be given a collection from a relative that was ready to pass on the joy of collecting to you.

No matter how you got started, there are a few things that can help you on your way.

First, look at all the coins that pass through your hands!  You might be surprised to find what is still available in public circulation.  Perhaps it will be a Buffalo Nickel or a War Nickel, or perhaps something even older.  The key is to always be looking; you will be able to get a great start to your coin collection by simply looking in your pockets.

Its always a great idea to start a collection booklet.  You can find one of these basic coin collecting booklets at your local coin store or online.  Essentially, it always you to get all the most common coins from each issue and keep them in a booklet.  This will get the excitement started for you.

Then as you have a little more time and money, you can start purchasing coins that you are interested in.  Again, you can purchase many coins from local dealers or at trade shows.  There is also a very active community of buyers, traders, and sellers online.  You are likely to find just about all the coins you want online.

However, you should also use caution when purchasing from someone you don’t know.  Make sure to check there credentials and do your research on the actual quality of the item being purchased.

Most of all though, coin collecting should be fun, so whether or not you ever actually go out and buy any coins; just have a good time!

Category: Coin Collecting