Beginner Here, looking for advice and tips
My name is Chris, live in Chicago area and am 45 years old. You guys seem to have a great forum here with mountains of knowledge shared between the posters. Realizing similar threads have been floating around, dont mean to be repetitive but have some specific questions. Im looking to get into coin collecting for two reasons,
- as an investment, collecting bullion, gold coins, coins with potential to keep or increase their value - to diversify my investment portfolio a bit (~10%)
- to collect coins for the sheer fun of it. I remember that ever since I was a little boy, I used to collect old beat up coins that I found in random places, and spending great amounts of time staring at them, wondering about where they come from, who has used them in the past, if there is anything special about them. In my adult life I have been collecting coins and currency bills from around the world, that I picked up during my travels, but would like to reconnect with really learning about coin collecting and everything it entails. Ive always liked old coins, for simple reason that they have more history and been around longer.
Concerning #1, am I better off investing in bullion type gold, as in perhaps 1oz new american eagle gold coins or are there more interesting coins that may keep or increase in their value in the future?
Concerning # 2, where do i start my journey? What are some of the best sources to start learning about numismatic coin collecting? Books, videos, perhaps online courses? Any advice and tips for a beginner?