Coin Collecting Is Hot: Investors Taking a Shine to Numismatics

The rare coin and currency market is steadily growing, highlighted by last year’s world record-breaking sale of a silver dollar for a stratospheric $10 million. That’s part of a more widely-spread phenomenon: the non-profit Professional Numismatists Guild recently reported that the U.S. coin market alone was worth $5 billion in 2013. Ross Kenneth Urken spoke with coin market experts at Stack’s Bowers Galleries to discover why coins are increasingly popular, both for hobbyists and investors.

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