Collecting Canadian Coins
The popularity of coins has shown significant increase in Canada because the value of the “fiat paper money” tends to deflate as much as 25% to 30% in a short period of time.
For this reason, coin manufacturers in Canada started making different kinds of coins to replace the value that was lost in the depreciation of paper money. Gold and Silver continues to thrive in various types of coins and their value continues to increase.
Canadian Silver Maple Leafs are one of the world’s most recognized silver bullion coins. First minted in 1988 and struck every year since, silver Maple Leafs contain one troy ounce of pure silver. Minted in .9999 fine silver, Canadian Silver Maple Leafs are among the purest of all silver dollar-sized coins. Maple Leafs are magnificently designed, with attention to every intricate detail. This has made the Silver Maple Leaf highly desirable by investors and collectors alike.
Coins function as solid emblems of a nation’s history. Canada has gained importance by producing Canadian coins serve as a means of monetary exchange and a source of historical enrichment.
Many coin collectors are enticed to try Canadian coin collecting. They know that collecting such Canadian treasures not only offer them remarkable diversion but can also provide them with additional value in the future.
So for those who wanted to start collecting Canadian coins, here is a list of some ways to get you started:
- Do your homework
Like in any venture you must do your homework before you start collecting coins. Try to research how Canada manufactures their coins.
Learn the history of coins and how they may offer great opportunities to earn a profit and at the same time be an enjoyable hobby.
- Finders keepers
To start the ball rolling, try to get as many coins or tokens as you can obtain without having to spend a great amount of money. Your parents or your grandparents may have some coins that they kept because they did not hold any monetary value at that time.
- Use some guides
Coin collecting is not a complicated activity but it is not that easy either. You would likely need some references that will guide you in choosing the kinds of Canadian coins to collect.
You can refer to “Haxby’s Coins of Canada” or other brochures that will provide you with adequate information regarding Canadian coin collecting.
- Enjoy and have fun
The idea of coin collecting is not to get the most expensive and the rarest coins that you can find. What matters most is that you enjoy what you do and that you are amazed by the kinds of coins that you are able to obtain.
Coin collecting may differ from one place to another but Canadian coin collecting is sure to give a hobbyist great pleasure and not just mere treasures.
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