I have mentioned that I collect by type. Partly, because I cannot tell the date of a coin, so the same type of coin from 2002 and 2003 is the same when you touch it. In this post I would like to tell you why the date of a coin is still important.
When you can’t see a coin, the value has a different meaning. In regular collecting, among many things, the value is determined by the quality of the coin. To me, besides the fact of how much I want a particular coin, the value is in how well I can feel the details.
Coin collecting is not a science. It is a hobby, mostly determined by external factors. Therefore, we all collect differently, different coins, and according to different criteria.