Coin collecting is known to be an intellectual hobby and it is popular amongst both young and old. Collectors are specifically interested in coins that are circulated for only a brief time, coins with mint errors, beautifully designed and historically significant pieces. Typical collection themes are country collections, year collections, mint mark collections, variety collections, period collections and type collections.
Coin collecting enhances your appreciation of art, improves your knowledge of history, geography and politics, and gives you a great opportunity to share and learn from other collectors. Advanced stages of coin collecting can be related to numismatics which is the systematic study of currency.
Trivia: The earliest recorded coin collection belonged to Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome. He lived from 63 B.C. to A.D. 14, and the eighth month of our year August is named after him.