When I went to college, I got a new friend who had a passion for collecting rare old coins. I did not know the value of these old coins at that time until he sold a few coins for about one lakh Indian rupees in the late 70's. He earned big money even when he was studying. That drew my attention and I started to collect coins with his help.
He really helped me a lot to collect rare old coins. It was a great fun to collect coins. It became my main hobby. I started to develop a passion for collecting old coins. I gathered all types of coins made of silver and gold. I soon became familiar with different old coins trading sources across the country.
Initially my friend taught me the tricks of the trade. He taught me how to value the old coins, how to clean up the old coins and how to deal with the buyers of rare old coins. I also joined with a few associations of rare old coin collectors in my country.
Soon many friends and relatives began to help me in collecting old coins. Some relatives even presented me with rare old coins. I gradually learned to access the quality and price of old coins. I collected rare currencies as well.
I got a few coins of 17th and 18th century mint. Those coins are with imprints of ancient Indian kings, animals and gods. The value of these old coins is very high.I also collected a few coins from exhibitions and auctions.
In a nutshell, I would say that collecting old rare coins is a great fun. It gives you a lucrative income as well. The market value of rare old coins is very high. You can earn big bucks selling a few old coins to the right buyers.