Over the years, stories have appeared in magazines and newspapers revealing the discovery of rare items which have been sold for a kings' ransom. For the astute person who is encouraged and wishes to invest in coins and banknotes, their first move should be to visit a dealer like ourselves and talk with us about what type of items are likely to become more valuable for resale in the future. Of course, past performance is not a guarantee of future results and as for all investments they do involve some risk.
Because coins have been minted for more than 2,500 years (and banknotes for a much lesser period) today's enthusiast has an almost inexhaustible range of collecting themes available to them. Ancient coins, banknotes printed for circulation and some commemorating special events specifically for collectors, modern proof /circulating coins, and bullion issues are just a few examples. In our youthful days, we have been fascinated when we have found an interesting item in our small change. It was put aside and immediately we became a collector. However, many people tend to think that examples accumulated over time, become more valuable each day they keep them. A trip to a coin and banknote dealer to have them 'valued' is usually disappointing. On leaving, the budding collector probably returned home with mostly valueless items yet the same items were still of interest to them.
Generally, 'NUMISMATIC' would be described generally as the science and study and collecting of coins, banknotes, medals and medallions. However, awards and decorations, scollarly articles, archival letters, currency related equipment, internal working documemts used in the product manufacturing process, forms of artwork....and the list goes on.