June 24, 2019
Beginner's Guide to Coin Collection

If you are interested in starting a coin collection, you will find yourself with an exciting new hobby. A hobby that is simple enough for anyone to join, as we use coins daily, and can find them easily. Many households may have jars of coins sitting on bedside tables, or you may find coins jingling in your pocket or purse. But there is also depth in this hobby where you can spend years trying to find the perfect coin to add to your collection.

And as simple as it sounds, starting a coin collection is best done with the coins that you have available to you. In a short amount of time, you can find out if this is something that grabs your interest or not. Another great way to start collecting coins is to look for the state quarters. Each one has a unique reverse that either tells a bit of history about the state or shares something well known about the state. Thousands of people developed a love of coin collecting from this set of quarters.

Once you start to get some coins together, you may want to purchase an album that you can keep your coins in. It should allow you to have access to see what the coins are, but also give the coins some protection as well. These albums let you stay organized as you start collecting so you precisely what you have in your location and where you want it to grow. You may also want to invest in a reference book if you enjoy a more hands-on approach to your research. However, many resources can be found online through various sources, including subscribing to different publications — we offer all of these.

If you would like to grow your collection, another easy and fun way to improve it is to get coins from your bank. Some numismatists refer to this as a treasure hunt as you are never sure exactly what is going to turn up on a roll of coins. If you know exactly what you are looking for, there are several coin shows or local businesses that may be able to help you grow your collection.

At Briggs and Coops, we also share a great love of coin collecting and would love to join you as you seek out the perfect coins to add to your collection. Our knowledgable staff can often fill in the blanks of your collections as well as give you history about pieces that you may not have heard. Please come in today and see where we can help you.

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