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Collecting Matters, Here’s Why

collecting as a hobby

Have you ever wondered what went on in the heads of numismatists? That’s coin collectors, for the uninitiated. By the way, it’s not just coins, but bank notes and medals as well. They’re not crazy, even if it seems like that on the surface. They are also not a new phenomenon. They have been around for a very long time. The history of collecting coins dates back to the history of coins itself. There were many reasons people were interested in the hobby. Beyond coins, people have been busy collecting things since there have been things worth collecting. While each category of collectibles is unique, they all share a few things in common. Here are a few of the items people collect, more importantly, why they collect them: Autographs An autograph is more than the signature of a famous person on a scrap of paper that you keep locked in your nightstand forever and ever because Kenny Rogers is so wonderful… Don’t judge. Where was I… Oh, yes. An autograph is a little more than that. In fact, it can be just about anything that a famous person wrote in their own hand, including documents and music scores. The key is that ...

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