Coin collectors abound in the world in the thousands. This might seem like a large enough figure, but when you compare a
world population of over six billion and climbing, it’s a small figure indeed. But when you compare the number of United States coin collectors to that of the rest of the world you will get a far larger figure,
relatively speaking of course.
Up until very recently in fact although there were quite a few coin collectors spread out over the world the majority of
them seemed to be concentrated in the United States. Naturally of course this meant that most of the coin collections that came to light as the decades passed were of United States coin collections.
I’m not talking about the more expensive and rare collections of course, those collections would be and are, held by a
diverse number of people from many different parts of the world. No, what I’m talking about are the supposedly
not-so-noteworthy collections of the normal person.
These collections although overlooked in the grand scheme of
things for far too long, are really the backbone of coin collections and coin collectors the world over. And what
makes the United States coin collectors and their coin collections even more valuable is their ongoing contribution
to the world of coin collecting.
Many of these people will look for good coins that have an interesting history
behind them. These coins that they select will have to be in a good condition. The condition that coin dealers and
coin experts agree as being worthy of being in a collection is where the amount of wear and tear on a coin is not
too much for lots of damage to have occurred.
As there are some very interesting United States coin collections that we can see,
you might want to start your collection with one particular type of coin. Challenge coins are a good place to start
your United States coin collection. These coins are distinctly American in nature and origin as they are
specifically made for the United States military services.
Of course no United States coin collection would be complete without Lady Liberty
herself. You can find these coins in the American Eagle set of coins. These interesting coins are made from gold,
silver and platinum and they feature two designs of Lady Liberty.
As these and many other coin collections are part of the United States coin world
you can always expect to see the owners of these coins proudly keeping their coins in a safe place so that future
generations can marvel at history, just like we do now when we collect these coins.