One of the great pleasures of collecting coins is that you can collect at any price. If you start off young, you can find deals on world coins for a quarter each, or by the pound. You can collect wheat pennies for 4c each. You can buy paper money for 20c each. As you age and advance your collecting tastes may change, and hopefully your income advances as well. Perhaps you start paying hundreds of dollars for a coin. You may only actively seek out more rare or scarce coins or currency. You can still go to a coin shop and find an inexpensive coin that you had as a kid, or maybe something you’ve never seen before, and get just as excited about spending $5 as you do $500. The enjoyment comes from the hunt, from the mystery, the lesson learned, the art, the history and the camaraderie with other collectors.