By Jeff Garrett
Courtesy of NGC
How to transform a rewarding hobby into a career in numismatics.
I am truly blessed to do what I love for a living. Every day is exciting, and most days I look forward to going to work. You never know what that next phone call will be about.
My life as a coin dealer is like the “Antiques Road Show” on a daily basis! You still have to run a business, which has its challenges, but in general, I’m living the dream.
Perhaps you have thought about trying to become a professional rare coin dealer. Regardless of your age, numismatics offers a lot of ways to make a living. Knowing where and how to start can be the hard part. You will also need the skills to make it in the world of professional numismatics. Everyone’s path is different, but the following may help you navigate the world of becoming a professional.