Beginner Coin Collecting – Part 1

Part 1 of a 5 Part Series on Coin Collecting for Beginners

As I searched the Internet for supporting material for this 5 part series I found a lot of websites and blogs that are just out there to gather the advertising dollars. Not that Ad Dollars are bad, but the articles were overshadowed by the Ads to the point where the visitor doesn’t want to stay on the website long enough to gather the information they were looking for.

This is Part 1 of a 5-Part series for Beginner’s who want to start Coin Collecting. The articles will offer some suggestions on how to get started; list some likely places to find supplies; offer a few tips and “Do’s and Don’ts” from personal experience; and offer some helpful advice on how to find the coins you want to collect at prices your budget will allow. *Note: This will not be the perfect Coin Collecting Guide and it will not offer ALL the ways to start collecting coins. These will be suggestions from Bel Mar Coin Club members and will offer tips and tricks they have learned along the way.

The best way to get started is to visit a Coin Show. If your local area does not offer one of the BIG Whitman Coin Expos, you can search to find a Show near you.

Whitman Coin Expo

The Whitman Shows offer the most comprehensive information and supplies for Collectors, but even Local Coin Shows will have what you need to get started. If you live in a rural area, you may have to travel a good distance to get to a Coin Show, but if you have interest in Collecting Coins, it will be worth the drive to get there!

Once you arrive at the Coin Show, be sure to take it ALL in and talk to as many Coin Dealers as you possibly can. Most Coin Dealers are more than willing to share information which will help you get started in Coin Collecting. I am a fairly new (3 years) Coin Collector, and my son and I have attended 3 Whitman Coin Shows and 4 Local Coin Shows, and we have enjoyed each and every one!

Click on the underlined hyperlinks within this article to find a Coin Show near you. And remember – if you live near Harford County, Maryland, be sure to visit the next Bel Mar Coin Show!

Next Article: “Part 2 of 5: How to decide which coins to Collect!?!”