December 11, 2019
7 Christmas Gifts for the numismatist in your life

Christmas GiftsWith cheerful music, sweet treats, and festive decor, this certainly seems to be the most wonderful time of the year. Amid the celebration and joy however, there is one caveat we all face. That is the pressure to find the Christmas Gifts for everyone on your list. While you'd like to take the opportunity to practice generosity and to show love to your friends and family, knowing what to gift might pose a challenge. That's why, for the numismatist in your life, we've brainstormed a few gift ideas they might enjoy. In this post, we'll take a look at the top seven gifts to get for a coin collector.

Christmas gifts for the coin collector in your life: 

  1. Bullion coins. Items like the American Gold Eagles and American Silver Eagles are popular bullion coins and appreciated additions to a numismatic's collection. These are sold by most coin dealers and a safe-bet Christmas gift.
  2. Proof Sets & Mint Sets - A cherisheded cornerstone for any numismatic collection.
  3. Commemorative Coins- There may be a cross-section of your recipient's love for coins and another interest of theirs–and it is here that you'll find their perfect Christmas gift. You can find this ideal gift, custom picked for their passions, in commemorative coins. There are dozens of commemorative coins that represent multiple topics.
  4. Loupe Coin Magnifiers. These are small, yet useful magnification tools with two lenses for optimized observing. Its multiple lenses can be used simultaneously to either multiply or decrease its magnification power. Plus, it's easy to use as it fits right in the palm of your hand. The Loupe Coin Magnifier is particularly helpful in identifying the details on coins that are difficult to see for the naked eye. The numismatist in your life will greatly appreciate such a helpful device.
  5. ANA Membership. The Amerian Numismatic Association (ANA) is the leading numismatic group in the US. It has a rich history as the leading voice in the coin collecting world since 1891. So, getting to take part in such a tradition would be an excellent opportunity for your coin collector recipient. The 'basic' membership costs $28, and 'regular' costs $46. With their 'regular' membership, one will receive issues of The Numismatists, a highly informative magazine about the hobby as well as a great resource for even the most advanced collectors.
  6. Subscription to a Coin Magazine. A coin magazine will always spark the interest of an avid collector. There are several from which to choose. Check out this list at world-newspapers.com when deciding which your recipient might like best.
  7. Coin Show Tickets. If you live near a major city, you'll have your pick of coin shows nearby! They come in all shapes and sizes, and each will cater to the interests of coin collectors of all levels. Plus, tickets won't break the bank at an average of just $10 per ticket. Your numismatic loved one will appreciate the opportunity to attend!
The holidays are upon us, and so is the season of gift-giving. So be sure to treat your loved ones with something they'll truly cherish. And for the coin collector in your life, there are so many ways to show you care! For more ideas and thoughtful options, make sure to stop by Briggs and Coops here in Redlands. We're here to offer out numismatist expertise for your gift-giving and collecting endeavors. See you soon and Happy Holidays!
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