Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Molon Labe, Nov 28, 2020.
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Edit: @lordmarcovan, you may wish to move this thread to the World Coins Forum.
Go with the Brits.......
Collecting world crowns is one of the more popular things.
You can also collect by year (birth year, etc), animals (dog, cat, horse, etc), historical events, castles, kings, queens, famous people, etc...
Edit: since you are in the ancients forum, you can collect ancients.
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world crown silver is a great area.
Here are some other areas I think are particularly rich and some threads connected to them:
Early dated coins
and my own personal speciality, coins of the Renaissance
That really depends on your interests. World coinage, just like ancients or US coinage is vast, complex and a rewarding area.
Personally, over 30 or so years I've collected Spanish coinage, both mainland but primarily colonial. I've also "type" collected other areas (19th century and earlier), such as British coinage, French, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, early German states/principalities, Dutch coinage (lots of lion daalders), and on a more limited basis, coinage of Asia, as well as ancients.
If you want focus initially on an area in which coins are readily available (though costly in very high grades, generally), I would suggest Latin American coinage, both colonial and republican.
You will have to choose what you really like/enjoy... that way you get more fun out of it. I would recommend to you getting the Krause world coin catalogs from which ever time period you like. I have them from the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries to present day. They are like my coin bibles. I like doing research on others CT members coins they show here. You can also go page by page to see which coins get your attention.
Great advice. Collect what you like and what interests you. Like I did with stamps, maybe consider the country or countries your ancestors came from. Or collect a country whose language you may have taken in school. That would be a good start. Or collect a period in history that interests you. The possibilities are endless.
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