You’ve been looking for a new hobby for a while. You used to go mountain biking a lot but nowadays your knees and hips just don't seem to work the way they used to. What is a fun and exciting hobby that you can take up that won't send you back to the doctor? Coin collecting! Collecting certified coins has been a popular hobby for many, many years. There is no better time than now to start collecting.
First of all, you need to decide what kind of coins are going to be in your collection. Are you going to be collecting coins from one specific country, or coins from all over Europe? Are you going to only collect coins from a certain year?
Once you've decided what kind of certified coins you want to start collecting, start researching those coins. Researching coins these days is very easy because collectors have the help of the Internet. Find out how much your coins are supposed to cost and what traits you're supposed to look for in your coins.
Then, start looking for your certified coins. Go to coin shows, and look for the coins that you decided you wanted to collect. Once you find those coins, look for certified coins that have already been discontinued. This can actually be really fun and exciting!
Once you get back home from that fun coin show, start subscribing to coin magazines. There are plenty out there, such as "Coin World," "Coin Connoisseur," and "Coin Today."
You don't have to just go to coin shows to find coins. There is most likely a coin dealer in your hometown. People who own coin shops know more than almost anyone else about coins because they have a passion for collecting and trading them. Who knew that you could make new friends collecting coins?
Once you’ve amassed enough coins to justify a “collection,” go to a hobby shop or even look at the coin store for an album where you can store your coins. This is your collection, so you want to store it away safely.
If coin collecting becomes a passion for you, then keeping those coins in albums on your coffee table isn’t going to work. If you haven’t done so already, consider purchasing a fire safe for your home. That way in the event of a fire or a break-in your coins will be safe.