Finding and keeping old coins and paper money can be a fun and rewarding hobby. Millions of people around the world enjoy looking and collecting money from various parts of the globe. For these activities, people both young and old have enjoyed learning about different types of currency. In fact, collecting coins can be an activity that can be passed down from generation to generation.
People begin collecting coin and currency for various reasons. For the young, it is fun to see coins from various parts of the world and see the differences between old and new coins. For more experienced collectors, they may be looking to make money on their collections by finding or buying coins and selling them for a profit. Whichever reason, collectors can enjoy finding rare and unique coins and currencies from throughout the world.
So, you went to the store, and as change you received an unusual looking coin. The clerk thought it was a quarter, but it's not, what should you do. This is many people's first step in the world of coin and currency collecting. A step that can be a life long hobby. So, want more information about how to get started collecting coins, here is some helpful information for novices and experienced collectors alike:
History of Money
- The History of Money – Interesting PBS page outlining the history of money from using livestock to modern day.
- History of Money – Informative website showing the history of money from 1200 BC to current money usage.
- History of World Money – Useful information showing how the history of money has evolved over time around the world.
- Money History – Educational site for teachers helping to explain how the history of money has changed over time.
Collecting for Kids
- Money for Kids – Fun and educational site for kids discussing various aspects of money.
- Coin Collecting for Kids – Useful site showing how kids can begin coin collecting as a hobby.
- Kids Coin Collecting – Article providing information on how to get kids started in the hobby of coin collecting.
- Coin Collecting Kids – Helpful article outlining the ways that collecting coins can be fun and educational for kids.
- Kids Coin Books – Resources available online to help kids learn about coin collecting.
- Coin Links – Information and resources for coin collectors of all ages.
- Coin Educational Resources – Resourceful site providing information and educational resources about a number of coin topics.
- Coin Resources – Useful resources for coin collectors of various ages.
- Collector Resources – Informative resource guide covering coins and currencies of around the world.
We hope that you found this guide to be useful. Enjoy the world of numismatics, whether you are a beginner looking to start a hobby or an experienced collector looking to turn a profit on coin and currency purchases. Happy collecting!