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Coin collecting as a hobby

Modern collectors collect various items. Some collect stamps, others – coins, and there are those that are particularly original.

Collecting coins is very popular, because everyone who has found or received an unusual coin as a gift will definitely want to receive one more, and then increase their number at times. So, a person turns into a collector, without even waiting for it, and then begins not only to collect them, but also to study them.

Often the usual hobby turns from a temporary hobby into additional income, and some increase their capital thanks to numismatics and become successful and wealthy people. A few years ago, coins could be obtained exclusively at flea markets, from people who have been abroad or when exchanging familiar numismatists. Now, access to the Internet and modern sites devoted to collecting and antiques, allow you to buy, sell or exchange any coins.

Each collector can collect absolutely any coins from different countries or create personal collections. For example, many people willingly collect coins of one particular country, epoch, only depicting people or animals, etc.

For collectibles are sold special folders or album, which placed the finished collection. And there are whole suitcases or cabinets, upholstered with velvet or decorated in a different way, they are called cabinets.

But not only coins of different countries are in the interests of numismatists. A lot of such collectors, in the collections of which there are a lot of defective coins. Such products are greatly appreciated. They appear as a result of a malfunction of the equipment that carries out the minting, and differ in appearance or weight. Not all defective coins are of interest.

The more the coin deviates from the standard, the higher its price. After all, before entering the turnover, each batch is carefully selected and the probability of it entering the turnover is very low. In total, there are about twenty varieties of deviations from the norm, and each of them is valued in its own way.

At a great honor ancient coins containing errors. It may be inaccuracies in words or dates, rearrangement of numbers in places and others. High value are coins that are not passed into circulation. For example, the Ukrainian 15 kopecks, issued a very limited party. Periodically, the mints themselves go on tricks and deliberately release the marriage, but such products are quickly calculated by professional numismatists.

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