All people have their own hobbies, from the very simple things like collecting leaves or stones to complicated ones like backpacking or collecting different paintings and relics. Some people are interested in arts. Some people are interested in sports. For a lot of people, collecting something from their interests is a great way to start a hobby. A lot of people who enjoy travelling collect different coins, stamps or key chains from the places they have been. Other travel enthusiasts also collect custom coins from different places.
There are different types of coins: from old coins to new coins, from monetary coins to gold coins. However, some of the most popular kinds of coins, especially for collectors and enthusiasts, are custom coins.
Custom coins can be souvenirs from sports events or other celebrations. These coins come in different sizes, colors, designs, and shapes. Custom coins can easily be spotted in different amusement parks like Disneyland or Universal Studios or sporting events like the World Cup and the Summer Olympics. These coins have a special value since they can only be purchased or collected only during the prescribed event.
Do’s and Don’t’s in Coin Trading
The most important thing that a trader or enthusiast should keep in mind when trading coins is to have fun. Coin trading allows each participant to meet different types of people from different places but shares the same interests as them. You will be able to meet newbies or veterans in coin trading. However, to ensure that no issues or problems will occur, there are some do’s and don’ts that each party should follow especially in making a trade.
• Your coins should always be in pristine condition when you open these coins for trade. All coins should be undamaged.
• If you are a newbie and it is your first time to make a coin trade, do not be afraid to approach and ask more information from the coin owner.
• If you are hesitant or uncomfortable in making the trade or you are uninterested with the trade the other person is offering, do not pursue the trade. Likewise, if the other trader is not interested or is uncomfortable in making a trade with you, do not force the trade that you want.
• If the coin trader you would like to talk to is currently in a trading process, do not interrupt the deal. Wait patiently and approach the person once the trade is finish.
• Always keep in mind that in trading coins, the coin value that you will be trading should have the same coin value as the one you would like to get. If both traders agree with the trading coin you would like to exchange, then, the trade can push through.
• If you are trading using the internet and message boards (also known as forums), make sure that you are following the proper online behaviour. Following the proper online behaviour, also known as netiquette, can help build your credibility not only online but as a coin trader. Every time you are writing an email to someone, always be polite. Do not use any capital letters or the caps lock key in writing. Writing in all capital letters may give the idea to the reader that the sender is angry or in a high emotional state. Always give enough time for the receiver to respond to your email. The other person may be busy so it would take time for him or her to respond to your email right away. On the other hand, if you are the receiver of the email, try to respond in a timely manner so as not to keep the other party waiting too long for your response.