Coin collecting is often called the "king of hobbies" and the "hobby of kings". It was originally practiced by royalty, who kept coins not only for their monetary value but also for the narratives attached to these objects. From the first coins produced in ancient Turkey dating to 650 B.C. to modern commemorative coins, the design, condition, mint mark, and bullion value of coins offer a historical glimpse into the past. These small items portray a story of the evolution of international commerce and political history.
Proper care and handling is essential to ensure the aesthetic and monetary value of coins. Download this guide to help you to care for your collection.
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