Is collecting coins a good hobby?

This is why collecting coins is such a popular hobby

The actual value of the coins is determined by various criteria, such as:

  • Age of the coin
  • If necessary, special historical circumstances
  • Mint number (and thus rarity)
  • demand
  • metal
  • Conservation value

In order to get the beloved little pieces into their own hands, the collectors regularly exchange ideas. They have their own catalogs, special meetings or even a German Coin Forum. The reasons for collecting the coins can be varied. Usually there are special topics that appeal to the collector. These can be coins from a specific state or region. Special motifs such as animals or famous personalities are also popular. Coins with special historical significance are also included.

Coins that are no longer in active production are of course very attractive. In addition to the D-Mark, coins from the GDR are also very popular for collecting. But special special pressings can also be very attractive to many people. But it doesn't always have to be the past. With the introduction of the euro at the beginning of the 21st century, the hobby experienced an unexpected boom. The different coins have special motifs typical of each country for each member state on the reverse. This means that collectors all over Europe can, so to speak, actively hunt down the small currency units.