Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Monstermommy, Feb 22, 2019.
What is it about collecting coinage that you enjoy the most?
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The thrill of the hunt!
Beauty. History, Excitement!
Im a history nut first and from that I love the "soul" of beautiful toned silver coin that makes you wounder the stories theyd be able to tell. Second is the sheer beauty they can hold. Third is also the thrill and challenge of the hunt and the challenges within.....cool thread!!!
I. Like. Money.
My love for the hobby.
Any other hobby requires you to spend money for your "objets d'art", but for numismatics, you get to spend money to buy money.
I decided that I'm going to invest in common date wheat cents for a 200% profit and here I am JK
I love it all, art, the chase, the history, the science
Probably OCD, and a bit of an addictive personality.
“Money rests on the axiom that every man is the owner of his mind and his effort.”
From “Franciso’s Money Speech” from Atlas Shrugged
I love touching the history...... And besides, what on earth can be wrong with collecting money??
Well, I don't do a lot of collecting. I mostly just read coin books for entertainment. It's not that I don't enjoy collecting, it's just that I have other hobbies that I enjoy more which cost a lot of money. I probably will start buying more coins in the future; I just can't afford it at the moment.
To me, it is the history and wondering what person first touched a particular coin long ago. What it was spent on..... a bag of candy for a penny minted in the twenties perhaps?
Being able to own amazing piecces of history
Compulsive coin disorder
Being able to hold small pieces of beautiful art in the palm of your hand.
Along with most of the rest, for me it's about holding a small piece of history in my hands. I like that the coins at least tend to hold their value in the long term, as well.
I mostly agree with all the other posts about history being a top reason why people or myself collect coins
There's just something about a coin that might have been touched by somebody like Ben Franklin which really is very exciting within the realm of history
But I believe the main reason is emotional, In the sense that when I get older and my mature grandchildren become intrested. I'm able to pass the coins down to them in person and begin sharing those feelings with them. So that is when it all becomes well worth it.
Same here.....IF I can get them interested......in more than cashing them in.
History, design and execution of the coin minting and the art and science of it all!
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