The practice of numismatics – that is, the collection and study of coins, paper money, tokens and medals – offers the collector many different areas to specialize in. With the many specializations of coins, there is a wealth of material out there for coin collectors to concentrate on which makes it such an interesting and diverse hobby.
In this book, we’ll explore the phenomenon of coin collecting and give you ways to get started on your own collection. There are many, many nuances of the hobby and it’s almost impossible to give you all the information you’ll need to become a seasoned collector. What we have done is give you enough to get started in this rather enjoyable activity.