Coin collecting, or numismatics, is known to be one of the oldest hobbies in the world – people do it for all sorts of reasons: academic interest in recording development of coins and notes; mementos of new countries visited; objects of historical and, therefore, antique value, passed on valuable gifts.
However, collecting coins as a mode of investment? Probably never, since coins actually have negative value if you weigh their value by metals used – a United States quarter is worth almost zero in metal value! Check out the real value of various currency coins in this infographic.
The Metallic Value Of Coins Around The World:
Infographic by – Money Metals