What drives you to collect coins?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Monstermommy, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Monstermommy

    Monstermommy Member

    What is it about collecting coinage that you enjoy the most?
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  3. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    The thrill of the hunt!
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    TONYBRONX Well-Known Member

    Beauty. History, Excitement!
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  5. Jim sullivan

    Jim sullivan Toned coins rule

    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!!!
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  6. Hookman

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  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    My love for the hobby.
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Any other hobby requires you to spend money for your "objets d'art", but for numismatics, you get to spend money to buy money.

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  9. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    I decided that I'm going to invest in common date wheat cents for a 200% profit and here I am:D JK

    I love it all, art, the chase, the history, the science
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  10. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    Probably OCD, and a bit of an addictive personality.
  11. kaparthy

    kaparthy Well-Known Member

    “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
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  12. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I love touching the history...... And besides, what on earth can be wrong with collecting money??
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  13. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas Collector of US Coinage and Stampage

    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.
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  14. James D

    James D New Member

    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?
  15. brandon spiegel

    brandon spiegel Brandon Spiegel

    Being able to own amazing piecces of history
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  16. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Supporter! Supporter

    Compulsive coin disorder
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  17. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd

    Being able to hold small pieces of beautiful art in the palm of your hand.
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  18. John Johnson

    John Johnson Active Member

    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.
  19. Petercoin

    Petercoin Member

    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.
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  20. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Same here.....IF I can get them interested......in more than cashing them in.
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  21. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    History, design and execution of the coin minting and the art and science of it all!
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