2014: A New Year, A New Hobby

A New Year means new coins. Which means new collections, as well as new additions to existing collections. It also means it’s the perfect time to start coin collecting as a hobby. Whether you’re an existing collector or a new starter, the New Year poses a perfect time to start or add to a coin collection.

With the popularity of the Olympic 50p coin collections in 2012, coin collecting as a hobby saw a significant influx in new collectors. Two years later it continues to see its’ profile rise as a popular hobby. Today, coin collecting is an accessible and affordable hobby shared by thousands of people worldwide. Many are attracted to its’ artistic, educational, cultural and historic qualities.

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Hobby or habit? Why do you collect?

A lot of people collect coins, but not all think of themselves as collectors.

The coin collecting habit can sneak up on you. Before you know it, you’re checking your change every day and accumulating a collection of commemorative coin designs that you know you will never spend. So when does the habit turn into a hobby?

We investigated with a few collectors and here’s what they had to say.

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