Is Coin Collecting a Good Hobby?

Is Coin Collecting a Good Hobby?

If you like coins, history, precious metals and/or art, then YES coin collecting can be a great hobby for people of all ages. Coin collecting is suitable for kids and adults. It can be very inexpensive and has no limits, so you won’t run out of coins to collect.It’s a lot of fun going through coffee cans filled with miscellaneous coins. I used to spend hours going through mom’s change from her purse, when I was kid.

Coin Collecting for Kids

Coin collecting is very popular with kids. They like playing with real money. You can start young kids, ages 8-12, with pennies, nickles or dimes. These denominations are less expensive and plentiful…you know, the change in your pocket.

Coin collecting can keep kids occupied for hours on end. Just dump out a coffee can full of change on the floor and let them go through it. They can pick out coins that go in coin books according to year and Mint. Kids will get a history, finance and reading lesson all in one. If they continue until they are ready for college, the coin collection can also be a savings account for college…should they want to part with it.

Coin Collecting for Adults

Many adults will and do enjoy coin collecting. The coin age/date or precious metals (silver, gold, platinum) or history makes coins fascinating. I really like the artwork on some coins like the Morgan Silver Dollar or the Silver Eagle Dollar. Some foreign coins have very detailed artwork also and are popular among collectors.

It’s very easy to start. Just start saving your change and dump it into a can or bucket. If you want more change, then go to your local bank and buy rolls of coins. You would be surprised how many old and/or rare coins can be found in rolled coins. I have several 1943 steel pennies that came from a roll.

It’s like a treasure hunt. You never know what you will find.

Used Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera

The biggest, and maybe only, reason to buy a used Nikon D90 is the price or cost savings. A new Nikon D90 sells for about $1200. This includes the body and 18-105 mm lens. You can buy a slightly used Nikon D90 for about $350 – $1000 depending on condition, accessories and supplier. You could save $800+. That’s a lot of money. There are about 24 D90’s available in this price range. Here is a link if you want to take a look at them…shop now at

This is a huge concern for lots of people but it need not be. Most used Nikon D90’s are in excellent condition and here is why. Professional and amateur photographers take excellent care of their cameras. They do not treat it like a teenager might. They spent a lot of money on it plus its their passion. It only makes sense that they would handle it with respect and care.

Most professional photographers get their cameras serviced once a year. The service includes cleaning, inspection and repair if needed. This is performed by a certified Nikon repair station.

I have seen quite a few used Nikon cameras and all were in tip-top shape…no damage or scratches. They all looked New. You may see a slight amount of wear on the grip. But its usually minimal.