Coin collecting investment and fun August 12 2014

Rarity and condition are key elements in establishing the value of a coin.

Coin collecting can be a fun and profitable hobby that will help you expand your investments. Many of the silver or gold coins available today will be worth more in future years when you decide to sell them. Silver coins are readily available, easy to store, and very easy to sell when you're ready. Buying the right coins today that will appreciate in value makes collecting silver coins an exciting way to diversify your investments and build a hedge against inflation in years to come.

Auctions are another time-tested and fun way to acquire coins. Large and small auction houses nationwide stage sales regularly, oftentimes in conjunction with a major show. Several weeks before the auction, they usually offer catalogs picturing and describing each coin in the sale. The catalogs themselves are educational tools for collectors and investors.

For the beginners ,we strongly suggest to use The World Coin Price Guide, because it is a complete catalog of values for World coins from 1600 to date. Created by NGC and Krause Publications’  the price guide pages are arranged by Krause catalog numbers and include values, images and specifications such as weight, composition, engraver and current bullion values. Found at, it is the most comprehensive online valuation guide available, and is free to all users.