Coin Collecting is considered the world’s oldest practice. It is also considered as the most rewarding hobby of them all. Coins have their own stories to narrate, the story of genesis, the stories of civilization and the stories of empires. Coin hold records in his hands. Rare Coins have been collected for centuries. Coin amassing dates to historic Rome from the 1st Century, and nowadays the interest has progressed and is loved worldwide. Here is a list of most famous coin collections in the world.
1. Eliasberg Collection
It is a private collection by a businessman who had a great passion for numismatics. He started collecting coins actively from the mid-20s until the late 1970s. He has the pride of being noticed as the only person ever gathered a complete collection of circulating United States coins by dates and mint marks.
2. National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution
It is the most popular museum in the history of the world. This museum has a collection of coins and currencies that is worth $1.7 million. The collection contains more than one million coins, medals and paper currencies. The unique feature of this museum is that it contains the ancient, medieval and modern coins and currencies of the world and most specifically of America.
3. ANA Money Museum
ANA stands for the American Numismatic Association. It is one of the very largest coin collecting institutions in the world. It is also called as the money museum. It has the collection of the world’s amazing objects and incredible currencies.
4. John J. Ford, Jr. Collection
It is a private collection done by John J. Ford. He was born in 1924 in Hollywood, California. He started his interests in the fields of numismatics since he was a boy. Ford’s coin collection includes the world’s most spectacular pieces and magnificent exhibition.
5. King Farouk of Egypt
King Farouk I of Egypt rules Egypt from 1936 to 1952. He had a very overwhelming fantasy about the numismatics. He is well-known for his tremendous interest in coins and currency collection from around the world. From 1940 he had a very good relationship with the coin trades from every part of the world.
6. Virgil M. Brand
The famous coin collector Virgil Brand was born in Chicago. He worked as a bookkeeper and continued his father’s business. But Virgil’s fortune started after his involvement in the business of coins and currency trading. His interest grew since 1879. His collection contained well over 350000 and his collection values $2 million and more.
7. Colonel HER Green
Colonel Green was a very popular businessman. He had a wonderful collection of coins, and his riches grew to the range of buying the inventories as well. His collection estimated to about $5 million and is surprisingly growing. After his death, the collection was recognized as one of the clearest collections of numismatics.