Coin Collecting For Kids – a Great Lifelong Hobby for Your Children
Coin Collecting for Kids is accumulation of coins (usually old or rare) or other forms of minted currency (legal i.e. not fake). Coins which were circulated for a small period of time are the ones which soon become rare and a sought after collection for the collectors.
Other types of coins which are looked for are those which are minted with some kind of errors or those which are really beautifully or those which have some kind of an interesting history associated with it.
Coin collection is increasingly becoming popular among many other kids hobbies. There are even books written especially for this and even named “Coin Collecting for Kids”.
With the increase in the number of video games and computer usage, kids are increasingly becoming detached from the outer world. Coin collecting is one of the Kids hobbies which, in addition to being productive in many ways, it helps to enhance the social nature of the kid.
Kids, as young as seven to nine years of age are being introduced to coin collecting hobby by their parents. Along with the general knowledge that is acquired from the hobby, the kids get to know a lot of fun and interesting facts.
The kid’s coin collections generally do not start with the expensive and rare coins! But, one of the popular collections for kids is collection of all the fifty statehood quarters.
Other popular collection include coins from their birth year, pennies from the 1960s to the present day and a money tree of 2000 also known as the millennium money tree which will include coins that were minted in the year 2000 specially or otherwise. Searching of specific coins to be added to their collection makes the kid passionate about the hobby.
Coin collecting for kids can start with looking around for any kind of coins. A foremost spot is one’s pocket or piggy banks. Many will find really collectable coins there. Once a coin is found, it should be kept at a safe place immediately – like for e.g. a small jar or with parents.
The next logical step is make a list of the coins presently owned (this part is called as “compilation” by experts). Having a list will give a feeling of real collection!
The final step is to classify the coins and conserve them. Classification means that same kind of coins should be put together and conservation means keeping coins safe.
Coin collecting for kids may start with petty inclusions but who knows he/she may go on to become a famous collector later on.