Old Coin Collection – What Does A Set Look Like?
Whether you a new to buying coins as a set or you are looking to own the most valuable old coin collection, remember that knowing your numismatics, such as coin grade and tone, all play an important role. You can use this simple guide to sort your glistening specimens from tuppenny ha’penny has-beens.
Numismatics, or the study of coins, is the most important starting point for collectable coins. Those who have truly studied the history and circulation trends of certain coins and notes are more likely to find the specimens which are the most worthwhile. Old collections are best based on Coin Proof sets. These coins were – and are still - traditionally made when designs were changed to celebrate special events, such as a new monarch coming to the throne. These proof coins pay special attention to design detail, making them attractive to hobbyists. They are cast using specially designed dies and are struck twice to allow the most detail possible on the coin face. They are not generally made for wide circulation – inevitably placing them amongst the more rare coins UK. As they pass slower from hand to hand than those in general circulation, daily wear and tear is lessened, serving only to drive their value higher. Finally, the toning of these proof coin sets also places them amongst the glistening elite. They are finished to a high standard and often treated with different chemicals to ensure a high shine or a frosted appearance, setting them aside from the regular coins you may find in your pocket.
Sets like the 1937 George VI Proof old coin collection available at Exclusive Coins echoes all of the values above. This 15 piece set is relatively inexpensive and is therefore popular with private collectors, making it well worth collecting for the future. To buy rare coins like these, visit http://www.exclusivecoins.co.uk/ today.