Most people engage in different activities that they consider hobbies. When people consider a particular activity as a hobby, it means that people find that activity pleasurable in that they enjoy collecting different kinds of coins.
In this context, it does not necessarily follow that the coin collector will focus more on the monetary value of the coins. When the focus of coin collecting delves more into the monetary value of the coins than the gratification the collector obtains, it is no longer deemed a hobby but an investment.
History tells us that the main reason other generations collected coins was the value that coins would someday attain. The ancient form of coin collecting was even labeled a hobby ‘fit for the kings’ because ancient coins were so valuable that only the kings were capable of collecting them.
Today’s coin collection is no longer limited to the ‘kings’ or the affluent. Anyone can now consider coin collecting as his or her hobby. The popularity of coin collecting continues to flourish as more and more people collect coins. That is why it is now known as the ‘King of Hobbies’.
Why Such Popularity
One of the many reasons coin collecting is considered by many as one of the most popular hobbies in the world is based on its ease of access.
When somebody wants to start coin collecting, he can start any time, anywhere. Some people start coin collecting with the coins that they have in their pockets. This phase of coin collecting is known as the ‘accumulator’ stage, where collectors try to accumulate as many coins as they can often using their ‘pocket change’.
After the collector gets the ‘hang of’ accumulating coins, the hobby becomes more expensive. This is because true hobbyists are willing to pay the price as long as a particular coin will enhance their collection and will beauty to their ‘masterpiece’. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Coin collecting as a hobby is a pleasurable activity that any person can use to create a feeling of gratification.