As a lot of you may know, I am a big coin collector. I thought for tonight's monolog I'd give some tips for the beginner:
1: Where to start: You can start a collection from pocket change, having coins handed down from relatives,
garage sales, there are lots of ways
2: Recommended Books: Here are a couple of must have books for the collector:
A Guidebook of United States Coins (Also called the Red Book)
American Numistmatic Association Grading Standards
3: How to Store Your coins:
I recommend the Whitman blue Albums, don't use the ones with plastic slides in the hole, as they scratch coins.
Single coins can be stored in plastic holder, just watch out , some plastics can damage coins.
Invest in a good safe or a safe deposit box.
And Last But not least: DO NOT CLEAN COINS! It might make them clean, but it can damage a coin's surface.
You can Collect by denonination or design, the possibilities are endless!