Collecting Basics

Coins have a rich history, making collecting a rewarding hobby.

People collect coins for many reasons, including historic or artistic value, or to invest in coins for potential long-term profit. Some people are casual enthusiasts, collecting foreign coins from trips or coins found by chance, such as a “W” quarter.

Get started building your collection with these helpful resources.

Want to get kids interested in coins? Find kid-focused resources for the budding numismatist on the U.S. Mint Kids site.

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