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How to Collect and Store Coins

June 11, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, Education, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Coins Magazine. June 10th, 2013 (www.numismaster.com)

Numismatics, the hobby of kings, began to catch on in the United States in the mid-1800s. In 1858, the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia and the American Numismatic Society in New York City were organized. A decade or so earlier, there had been perhaps no more than a dozen serious collectors of coins this side of the Atlantic.

Coin-collecting interest expanded rapidly in the late 1800s and the early 1900s, as America’s frontiers became settled and Americans became more interested in the arts. The first truly national hobby organization, the American Numismatic Association, was established in 1891, and several numismatic periodicals flourished during the period.

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