I began collecting the stash of coins and banknotes my parents had lying around from their travels, not unlike many other collectors.á
Categorising them and storing them properly made me want to expand, so I began reading, learning and buying banknotes and coins from all over the world. The fact that the existing collection was so widespread across years and continents, I did not know what type of coins or banknotes I want to focus on. Fast forwarding 15 years, I still face the same dilemma; the lack of focus on what to collect has got me expanding an international selection ranging from ancients to modern misprints. These are years and an investment that could have been channeled for a much more selective collection. While I am happy with the long way I have come, I believe there is that moment of clarity that sparks in a collector's mind that I am yet to experience in order to focus my time, money and effort in completing a specific set. Most of the collectors here are pretty clear on their primary collection, I wanted to share a dilemma I have and hope to update you with an update once I get that spark!