Advantages of collecting coins:
Coins Collecting is an interesting and fascinating hobby. Children around the world like it. It is probably the oldest of all collecting hobbies. The coins not only have utility and significance in our day to day life, but they also reveal things of great historical significance and thus have a lot of romance. No wonder we see people collecting coins with as great enthusiasm as the numismatists. Some of the advantages of collecting coins are:
a. Coins serve the purpose as a symbol and token of value.
b. Coins tell the story of Kings and Queens who ruled over the different kingdoms, states and periods.
c. Coins tell fascinating stories about human history.
d. Coins throw light on the religious persuasions of certain rulers.
e. Coins show the gradual evolution of the Art of striking coins through the different periods.
f. Coins give us a proper Historical perspective of our land.
g. Coins help both the Historian and Aesthete.
h. Coins give us a clear picture of their intrinsic value as pieces of art.
i. Coins help us in universalizing the Historical and Cultural heritage of the country/region/dynasty.
j. Coins have been the principal source of information about the various Tribal and City Republics and Monarchial States that flourished in the respective country/region.
k. Coins reflect an idea about the workmanship of the Artists of the day and also the Aesthetic tastes of the people of those times.
l. Coin collecting as a hobby is very absorbing, engaging, thrilling and entertaining
m. Collecting coins is not just a hobby but also an investment.
Coin Collecting is a mesmerizing hobby
Take any coin you have in your pocket and ask these simple questions: Who issued it? Where was it minted? Why was it struck and How was it made? The answers to these questions will shortly absorb you in a very interesting study. You, therefore, will have a set purpose to learn and start collecting coins.
Collection of Stamps are said to be “King of Hobbies”, but the fascinating collection of ‘Coins’ is of higher merit to be “Emperor of Hobbies”.