Coin collecting is a hobby appealing to many. It requires intellect and desire to go deeper into knowledge of the coins, especially as concerns their origin, their previous owners, and other information. Coins transcend generations, and some sets become family heirlooms. Most coin collectors began with their hobby in their childhood; coins are timeless and their collections can only increase in value.
For art’s sake, coins are collected for their wide history. Each coin has a story to tell; it tells who was in power while it was in circulation at a certain time period, who the rest of the political leaders were, and if they waged war or preserved the peace.
Collecting coins is a way to appreciate the advent of civilization and the beginning of innovation. A collector learns about the time’s economy, geography, and art from the coins. Ancient artisans crafted coins by hand and every coin gives a collector a chance to witness the brilliance of each coin maker.
Ancient coins are also a form of investment for collectors. For starters, these coins are expensive, and their value increases. While pride and ownership are the main motivations for being a coin collector, the industry of coin collecting is prized at $10 billion dollars in the U.S. alone. Investing in this industry isn’t a short term caprice as it takes years of experience and the process of collecting a set of coins takes years. However, doing so is also very rewarding.
Sometimes, however, hobbies take too much from their practitioners. Having the right motive and desire to pursue one’s interest eventually pays off, especially if it’s an interest in collecting ancient coins.
Sadigh Gallery is a family-owned art gallery specializing in handling and selling ancient artworks and coins. Based in New York, the gallery has a large customer base that has been supporting the business for 10 to 20 years, and it considers its customers good friends instead of business partners. For more information about Sadigh Gallery, visit this blog.