If you have decided that you want to take up coin collecting, you are probably wondering how you can get started. You want to make sure that you are coins that are really what they say they are and are worth what you pay for them. There are things that you can do that will help start your collection. One of them is to find a coin dealer and start buying from them. There are several reasons why you should do this. 


One reason is that a dealer is going to be able to answer your questions. When you first get started collecting, you generally don't know a whole lot. Having someone who knows what they are doing and is knowledgeable about coins and who is willing to answer your questions can help you get a good start on learning exactly what you should and shouldn't look for when you are buying and selling coins. 

Special Orders

Another reason to work with a coin dealer is that they are going to be able to do special orders for you. If there is something in particular that you are looking for, the dealer can either talk to other dealers and find it for you or put it on a list as something that they watch out for. Watching out means that the dealer looks at the various catalogs and offerings that they get to see if the coin that you want ever shows up on those lists. If it does, the dealer can go ahead and grab it for you so that you can buy it from them. 


A good dealer is also going to be a reliable place to buy your coins. You know that they are going to be there when you are looking to buy or sell something. You know that their stock is going to be good and it's going to be an authentic coin. The dealer should have a provenance for the coins that they sell, at least for the rare and high-value ones. The provenance will tell you where the coin came from, who has owned it before, and what its value is. 

If you are going to start buying a new coin collection, then you need to make sure that you are buying from the right people. You need to look for a good dealer because they are going to be able to help you find what you are looking for and can help you get started the right way.