Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Antique Gold Coins

Antique gold coins can make a good buy but there are a number of points to keep in mind when buying antique gold coins.

Firstly, if you are unfamiliar with antique gold coins, get some familiarity and education before you buy. You really need to know what you are buying and how much such coins are worth.

Browsing on the net can help there. Check out the dealers and what they have for sale. Check out the various auctions also. Sometimes there might be auctions in your home town or city which you can check for in the newspapers. Go along and watch and make notes of any coins or coin collections that come up.

Checking the various coin associations and clubs is also a good idea to find out more and to find out when coin auctions are coming up.

Some people like to collect a certain type of antique gold cons such as gold eagles for example. They collect the various years and the different mints that issue them. A collection of this nature can be worth more collectively than each coin individually. It takes time and patience to build up such a collection but that is part of the joy of doing it seems.

When the time comes that you feel confident in purchasing a or some antique gold coins, sort through the dealers available and pick a reputable dealer. How long have they been trading? Do they have a returns policy? Are they easy to contact by phone or letter as well as an email address? Are they a member of a coin collecting association, such as the American Numismatic Association in the US for example?

Sometimes it is a good idea to join such an association oneself to get more experience and knowledge and also to get in contact with others of the same interest. Many collectors swap coins among themselves and go to coin exhibitions and shows and get together that way also.

There are many way one can find out more about collecting antique gold coins and the above is just a small sample to get you going.

It is an exciting hobby and has many fascinating rewards, not the least of which is having for your very own, some antique gold coins.

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