Why collecting is becoming increasingly popular
Many think that people save gold coins because they can become worth a lot, yet this is not always true. Many of these collectors save them because they want a special coin that hardly anyone has or they want to save an entire collection of a currency. It can also have a lot of emotional value. Coins go back quite a while in history which makes it interesting to collect them.
Some coins come from Roman times, the true enthusiast goes around the country collecting certain collections. Also, there are often unique designs on them or even mistakes, which can make them worth more. There are not many hobbies that can still make you money when you decide to quit them.
For example, if you take photographs as a hobby, your cameras become worth less with time. With coins this is not the case.
Joined an association
If you are a dealer affiliated with the Dutch Association of Coin Traders, you are more likely to be seen as reliable. You get on a list with other dealers who can be safely bought from. Since quite a lot of money can be involved in the trade of gold and silver coins, it is therefore important to ensure this security so that it can be kept fun. So besides being a hobby, collecting can also be a considerable investment. So the interesting thing about coins is that they almost never decrease in value, but only become more valuable with time.
They can also be passed down for generations as a legacy and emotional memory. It is fun to pass this hobby on to your children.
Every hobby can be expensive
A hobby that got out of hand is what many would call it, but hobbies can make you very happy, learn new skills and even meet new people with the same interests as you. Still, not every hobby is cheap, but it depends of course on how much money you put in. If you like tinkering with cars, car parts are often quite expensive, but also if you are going to learn how to make ceramics, you have to take into account heating costs and storage space that you often have to rent somewhere.
There are also people who derive so much pleasure from their hobby that they make this passion their full time job from which they can live.
How to find a hobby?
How to find the right hobby that suits me? For many, interests start at an early age and often pass on passions through family. Kids often see why adults like it and want the same thing.
Still, you can easily find new hobbies later in life, even if it seems challenging. Think about sports, it’s never too late to get fit. Or go out with your phone and try to find nice compositions to photograph before you decide to buy a professional SLR.
There is something for everyone to be able to do that you can really enjoy.