While coin collecting has been a widely popular hobby for decades, until recently paper money wasn’t quite as popular. There still aren’t near as many collectors of paper money as their is of coins, but it is becoming more popular every year.
Most collectors fit into one of two categories, either they collect only U.S. currency or they collect paper money from around the world. Some collectors concentrate on specific time periods such as World War II or the Civil War era. While other collectors search for specific designs such as animals and political figures. Continue reading “Collecting Vintage Bank Notes”
Coin collecting is the collection and trading of legitimate currency. It normally consists of collecting coins or bank notes that have become rare or unused. There are also many highly sought-after pieces such as coins with a manufacturing defect or limited edition coins that have been released.
While trying to gather as much money as possible and keep it has been a hobby for as long as money has existed, collecting coins for their artistic value is believed to have started around the fifteenth century. Back then it was a hobby for the wealthy upper class that collected coins and artifacts from ancient civilizations.