US State Quarters Collecting

Collecting coins is a hobby that anyone and everyone could do. But US state quarters collecting is a hobby that currently is estimated to have one hundred six million participants. Men, women, and children of all ages are involved in collecting the 50 state quarters issued by the US mint.

What is it with these quarters that millions of people seem to go “gaga” about? Primarily, doing it is easy as quarters can be found almost anywhere and the these collectible coins do not cost much more than face value.

So, how should one collect or start collecting the very much in-demand state quarter?

Starting US State Quarters Collecting

If the collector is concerned with his or her budget, many quarters may be obtained as change from purchases. This is a very convenient and hassle free method of building your collection. If the collector is serious, bags of these coins can be purchased from coin dealers. Do not forget to choose those quarters that were not circulated!

For those just starting a coin collecting hobby, coins they collect are usually placed inside a large glass jar or bowl. Serious collectors prefer to store their collection in a special state quarter album. State quarters map folders are a very popular way to store and display a collection and are available in coin shops and from coin dealers.

A State Coin Collection Is A Great Starter For Kids

Collecting state quarters is a perfect way to get children involved in coin collecting. Nothing beats the excitement of a new quarter in one’s pocket. State quarters are a unique, as well as a very inexpensive, way to get children interested in history. When they find a new coin, they can research it to find out the details of the state from which the coin came, etc. It is an effective way to have fun while learning.

The sequence of how the coins are minted, believe it or not, is based on the order of the states being admitted to the Union. US history tells us that Delaware was the first state; therefore, this was the first quarter minted. For the sequence of the other states, check the schedule from 1999 to 2008 of the US Mint.

Collecting these “statehood quarters” is a valuable hobby that has many benefits. It trains one to be patient, resourceful and appreciative of history while participating in one of the most interesting and fun hobbies of all time US State Quarters Collecting!