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Are there more and more Latin American coin collectors?

I have only been at it for 3-4 years. And I don't attend shows so hard for me to get a sens of what is going on out there.

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Personally I prefer if there are not to many that way coins remain affordable. But deep down I have a felling at some point it will change. The demographics in the USA are changing so my guess would be more US Latin American immigrants will want to some day collect their own heritage coins. I could be wrong.

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    Sports: NHL & NFL

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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,833 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, yes, I suppose. But if you want to see real fireworks, just wait until the Chinese start collecting hockey cards! ;)

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  • OnlyGoldIsMoneyOnlyGoldIsMoney Posts: 3,250 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have been surprised in the last few months by the number and enthusiasm of collectors of Latin American coins posting here.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How are the shows doing? Have there been increases over the years in attendees?

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  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,818 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:
    Well, yes, I suppose. But if you want to see real fireworks, just wait until the Chinese start collecting hockey cards! ;)

    :)

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 31, 2023 6:13PM

    Hockey cards are about to explode hahaha!!! Let the Chinese have them all lol!!!

    Collecting interests: Mexico & Peru early milled 1 reales + 1796-1891 US dimes

    Sports: NHL & NFL

    Thank you Lord for another beautiful day!!!

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For the guys here that have been to the Mexican coin shows have you seen more people attending over the years?

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  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are there more and more Latin American coin collectors?

    Statistically, yes. Even if the proportion of coin collectors remains constant, and the proportion of those coin collectors who collect Latin American coins also remains constant, the total population (of both America and of the world as a whole) continues to increase. A constant fraction of a number that is increasing is still an increasing number.

    So, the number of collectors (demand) increases, while the number of coins (supply) gradually decreases, as coins get lost, destroyed, or disappear into museums. This is what drives the overall above-the-inflation-rate increasing trend in coin prices, for any given series.

    There probably aren't too many specialists in Latin American coins, outside of the Americas and probably Spain itself. For most of those of us in the rest of the world, collect Latin American as part of a broader "collect the whole world" theme, or a narrower subset of Latin American coins with local significance - for example, Spanish-AMerican and Latin American coins from 1788 to 1826 are popular here in Australia - because they circulated here. There were also some Mexican silver dollars captured from the wrecked German cruiser "Emden" by an Australian warship during WWI and sold as war souvenirs; Mexican dollars with an "Emden provenance" are very valuable and sought after here.

    But I've only ever met one "Latin American specialist" here in Australia.

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  • ELuisELuis Posts: 765 ✭✭✭✭

    Maybe.

    I have been in just small shows across the border, with just around 20-25 tables and I have stay there for hours, the visitors number can go maybe to 500 or more.

    There are sometimes coin dealers that travel from Mexico City & Guadalajara but most of them are local.

    90% of the coins for sale or trade are from Mexico
    9% US coins
    1% World coins

    Many of the coins from Mexico they sell are modern, but you can find also a mix of other types, Colonial, First & Second Republic and Revolution.

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