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Need a New Family Hobby? 4 Reasons to Consider Coin Collecting

Does your family seem to be in a rut? If so, maybe it’s time for a new hobby. One you should consider is coin collecting. There are so many possibilities when it comes to this hobby. Here are four reasons why coin collecting would be a great activity for your family.

Inspires Curiosity about History

Coin collecting is a great family hobby because it inspires people to learn more about history. There are coins from many different time periods, societies and countries. Some coins commemorate specific events and/or locales. The diversity of coins matches the diversity of human history and the human experience. Different coins can inspire children of all ages to educate themselves about history and the experiences of various peoples. An old wheat scent may inspire a child to think of what life was like when those pennies were in production. A coin with Sacajawea’s face on it may inspire people learn more about Native Americans and their role in American society. The images on quarters that commemorate different states may inspire interest in learning about those states. Looking at a coin from biblical times may inspire someone to learn more about those times.

Some Coins Are Very Valuable

Another perk to turning coin collecting into a family hobby is the fact that some coins are very valuable. For example, a gold coin produced by the United States isn’t just a memento of the year that it was from or a display of the humanity that exists in America—it is a serious asset that is valuable for its gold content. Such a coin may also have numismatic value—a type of value based on how desirable it is as a novelty.

Coin Collecting Can Be Very Cheap and Take up Little Space

Coin collecting is the type of hobby that can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be. If you have a tight budget and you want to partake in an interesting, inexpensive hobby that is wholesome and family friendly, coin collecting is the way to go. Coins don’t really take up much space. You can live very minimally and still have a pretty big coin collection.

Coin Collecting Is Wholesome

It is without a doubt that coin collecting is a wholesome hobby to take part in. So many different interests and activities are laden with adult themes, drug references, and cursing. Coin collecting is the type of hobby in which you will not experience those elements. This makes it the perfect hobby for families, as well as for individuals who just want a break from the everyday grind of being forced to hear people’s curse words, adult innuendos, and drug references.

These are the four reasons for why coin collecting is a desirable family hobby. It is wholesome, takes up very little space, acts as a method of seriously saving up and inspires curiosity about history and life. Coin collecting is definitely worth getting into. If you choose to sell your collection, consider consulting with experts like Harlan J. Berk, LTD.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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