We all talk about what we learn from collecting Exonumia or Coins. We talk about the history we learn and the thrill of the hunt for that one special piece for your collection. However we rarely talk about the one aspect of collecting that we seem to take for granted. That is the people we have met since we started collecting, people that have been teachers to us and people that end up being great friends. So the next time somebody asks you what is so special about collecting Exonumia and Coins, don't forget to mention the people that helped you start and the people you have met at coin shops, coin shows and online that have become close friends. It's one of the most overlooked benefits of coin collecting. The people are what makes coin collecting such a great hobby.