Vintage Coins & Currency
The history of coins is fascinating, and collecting coins is not just a hobby, it’s a way of life for some. Aside from the beauty and historical significance attached to coins and banknotes, collecting these artifacts is seen as a safe investment for long-term profit. Collectors revel in the thrill of holding a beautiful piece of the artwork in their hands that has its own story to tell and appreciating its weight, age, and history. Covering coins from ancient Roman, Chinese and Greek coins through to modern-day coins and banknotes, Bidsquare has a strong track record of success and has regularly achieved record-breaking results.
From the beginnings of coinage in early monetary systems to the present-day economic structure, coins reveal a mine of information about the time they were minted as well as the legendary figures of the time on them. Throughout history, different forms of coins and currency have been used for the exchange of goods. Different societies and time periods have different forms of currency, which allow us to get a glimpse of the past. Having a collection of these intricately designed pieces of little treasures is so satisfying - and profitable. Besides providing a glimpse into the past, collecting antique coins also offers the possibility of financial gains. Buying and selling through coin auctions online can be a great experience - whether a single coin of a smaller denomination or a whole collection of coins valued at thousands.
Aside from being a hobby, in recent times coin collection is also a source of investment that depends on the demand and rarity of the coin. Collectors enjoy the “treasure hunt” of collecting rare old coins and banknotes that were used for a particular period of time in the past or commemorative special editions to add to their collections. Coins of rare metals are also preferred for business purposes as individuals collect such coins and sell them until the demand is high to achieve the maximum possible return. Coins made of gold, silver, and precious metals are inevitably seen as a safe investment. At Bidsquare, all of our coin and currency auctions have online bidding facilities and attract the widest possible market of global and regional collectors to obtain the best possible price.
Quick Facts about Coins and Currency
- The world’s oldest currency is the Pound sterling.
- Mind your business was the motto of the first US coin.