Ever look at a piece of artwork and admired the talent of the artist and the beauty of the art. Wondering whether you possess the talent, discipline and patience to produce a work of art yourself? Paintings, coins and medals have similar aesthetic qualities since they are all works of art.
Coins are designed by designers or sculptors. Designers or sculptors become famous and sometimes are forever remember among coin collectors and the population at large. One such name is Victor D. Brenner designer of the Abraham Lincoln cent first minted in 1909 and still minted by the United States Mint.
Looking at a brilliant uncirculated coin creates the desire to collect more coins of the same kind. Another exciting adventure for children is to plug holes in a coin album with coins either found in circulation or bought at you local coin dealer.
Parenting a child into the adventures of coin collecting provides for a positive outlet for them. Including providing a line of communication between parent and child in a world where gadgets compete with the ability for children to converse.
A key concentration of focus for such conversation involves teaching the history about the designs of the coins. Teaching your child the historical fascinating peculiarity of the political genius of Abraham Lincoln would provide much to talk about.
In 2009 the United States of America celebrated the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. There are four different reverses of these bicentennial Lincoln cents. Birth and Early Childhood in Kentucky, Formative Years in Indiana, Professional Life in Illinois and Presidency in Washington are the four reverses while Abraham Lincoln’s profile bust still remains on the obverse.
Another aspect to consider for new coin collectors is the allure of extremely high auction prices for some rare coins with nominal denomination value. This is an exciting reality for new coin collectors.
Although it’s highly unlikely for a beginner coin collector to find a rare coin in circulation its encouraging when a beginner finds a ninety percent silver coin when silver prices are high.