As wonderful as hobbies are, there is no denying that they can sometimes become a financial strain, which is why it can be such a blessing if you are able to boast that you have a hobby that will actually be able to pay for itself. That is one of the reasons why so many coin collectors wanted to get started in the first place, not only are they going to be doing something that they enjoy, but they are able to do so while actually being able to have a more practical use for their hobby.
There are many coin collectors that are interested only in getting coins that will add to their fortune, meaning that they aren’t going to be as interested in going after the common coins instead going for the real money by choosing just to go after the rarer coins that exist in the coin world.
Rare doesn’t necessarily carry the same meaning in the coin world as it does for other hobbies. A coin can still be considered rare in the coin world even if there thousands of them still in existence. If the number used to be in the high millions though then a couple thousand being left will still make it quite rare. There are of course other reasons for a coin to be rare, with probably the rarest of coins being those that are minted with an error. This is because that error minted coins are essentially going to be one of a kind as it is very rare to find an error coin that has been minted with the exact same error.
Collectors might get a little intimidated just by the name, as rare does imply that it will not only be difficult to find, but that it will cost you an outrageous amount to actually acquire. There are some coins that are going to be expensive, but even the more rare coins shouldn’t cost more then a few hundred dollars if you have a decent rare coin dealer. Finding a rare coin dealer locally is almost impossible, pawn shops will occasionally have an okay selection for you to choose from, but if you really want to have a reliable rare coin dealer then the best thing that you can do is use the internet. This removes the distance problem as well as making it very easy for you to search for the specific rare coins that you want for your collection.