A Companion to Rare Coin Collecting
By Ray Wyman, Jr.

Concluding Thoughts

Before you run off and start your coin collection, there are a few last words you should read.

Most truly successful collectors are involved in the field to such a degree that they devote much of their free time improving their knowledge of numismatics. Transversely, collecting solely for investing is a tedious and difficult enterprise with no guarantee for reward (as with nearly all forms of investing).

People who collect just to study price trends for financial gain never appreciate the beauty and history of rare coins, thus, deprive themselves of a rewarding experience. Because so little is sown, little shall be reaped.

While interviewing for this article, one common thread was evident in nearly every collector that showed a profit from their collections; they loved collecting, they enjoyed coins, and they never seemed to get enough.

That they enjoy their art so well, makes their rewards all the more richer.

Happy hunting.


Introduction


Are Rare Coins for You?


What is a "Rare Coin"?

Grading Services

The Market


How to Buy Rare Coins


Holding Coins


Selling Coins

Concluding Thoughts




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