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Opportunities In Numismatics
« on: February 10, 2011, 03:25:34 PM »

Opportunities In Numismatics


Many might consider numismatics to be boring and wasteful but if you have a lot of patience; it is a field that can offer you with many opportunities and give you a solid income. Many universities are now offering courses on numismatics. People who are qualified in this field can go into the archaeology department of the government that are filled with a lot of opportunities. The opportunities include posts that deal with coins with historical importance.
Apart from this, collecting old coins can be useful. After a few years, the value of these coins will grow tremendously that you might even make millions out of it. This is one of the opportunities that numismatics provides.  Unlimited opportunities are provided by numismatics.

People who are so very interested in this field can become full time dealers with coins with antique value. There are not many jobs that you can find in this field but you can make a lot out of it if you are ready to put in effort and start your own business.

If you are a graduate in numismatic courses, you can become lectures in this field in good universities. You can also find jobs in the archaeological department of various counties which includes keeping records of archaeological findings that involving coins and making reports and maintain records of them. These posts are paid highly due to the high knowledge that a person must possess to get employed in such a post.

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Re: Opportunities In Numismatics
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 05:18:01 PM »
Promises, promises ... ...

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Re: Opportunities In Numismatics
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 12:19:22 AM »
Promises, promises ... ...

Bill.

Well  ! In my opinion this is what all the educational institutes could take responsibility , 2nd step  would be  joint efforts of students and  recruiting organizations who play major roles to turn it into real time actions.

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Re: Opportunities In Numismatics
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 01:33:54 AM »
I think Bill means to say that in reality, numismatic jobs are scarce and badly paid. Thinking of this country, I know of 7 posts in 3 museums (not counting admin staff and managers) and 1 in a university plus maybe some (very few) with auction houses. Of course, these posts are all taken and there are quite a few pro numismatists who are ready to take them if one should fall vacant. Unfortunately, because of continuous budget cuts, it is more likely that posts will disappear.

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 02:19:47 AM »
I think that Peter's version of the job prospects are far closer to real life than the original article!

This particular topic apart, my personal view is that there are too many 'non-practical' subjects being taught these days, and perhaps some of our hard-earned money is being wasted on grants to students who should be learning the facts of life.

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 02:37:44 AM »
Having got that off my chest, now perhaps we can think more clearly.

I was never any good at History, Latin and even Geography.   I could never relate what I was being taught to my life.   After two years at senior school, they gave up and put me in the Technical Stream.   A great improvement.   Technical Drawing, Metalwork, Woodwork, etc.

If coins (most of us went through a spell of collecting coins at that time) had been shown and how they affected life in their day explained, I'm sure that I would have had more success in the academic subjects.   Of course, with the Commemorative coins of today, it would have been even better.   Abolition of Slavery (looks in album at £2 coins) 1807.

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Re: Opportunities In Numismatics
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011, 03:50:34 AM »
Bill & Peter ,

Due to  recession all over world in various industries , this industry also affected and  slowing down . If I am not wrong  it is  still at growth stage .

As described in product life cycle curve  (one of the marketing strategy criteria).



Moreover such articles reported by these institutes are to promote the education without guarantee for jobs , I do agree with your views and opinions about unorganized recruitment process in museums  and archaeological departments.

Vacant positions remain idle for long period as priorities of these museums  and archaeological departments are to concentrate more on literature and publications without having specialist for various fields.

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Re: Opportunities In Numismatics
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011, 04:42:59 AM »

Opportunities In Numismatics


People who are so very interested in this field can become full time dealers with coins with antique value. There are not many jobs that you can find in this field but you can make a lot out of it if you are ready to put in effort and start your own business.

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I think that if you have the correct knowledge about coins, you can make a good profit out of dealing with coins.

There are always people who sell coins (way) below the real value, those are opportunities.

As for myself i am just a beginner and just started the hobby of collecting coins. After a family member of mine gave me a coin as a present I got interested and wanted to find more coins. Since then i have been going to flee markets every week in search of coins. If i would calculate the prices of which i bought the coins and the prices that they sell for on sites like ebay(if they sell). I would say that in one month i made a 300% gain on my original investment.  I mostly buy silver and antique coins.

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011, 05:35:06 AM »
I work as a professional Hydrologist/Geoscientist.  I enjoy my work as much as most work can be enjoyed and like the people I work with and the others in the profession that I have met.  I love collecting coins, tokens and banknotes as well as several other traditional collectibles.  I have collected off and on for at least 45 years and admit to no expertise as of yet.  I really can't imagine myself as a coin dealer. To be a coin dealer, I suspect I would take at least a 50k a year cut in salary from what I am making now, even if I was much more than moderately successful in coin dealing. There may be opportunities in Numismatics, but they are not for me.  Also, I can't imagine turning something I love into work which for me is actually the biggest drawback.

If you have a desire to work in Numismatics, I wish you the best of luck!  It is a very difficult profession to be successful in.

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2011, 07:16:58 AM »
As much as I love to collect coins, I also see my coin collection as an investment. This i do with pleasure in the weekends after my regular job.

I think that working solely in numismatics could be a very hard job with only a few people earning good money. I am not sure about this since i am unknown in the field.
Though I wonder what the future will bring with the rising of the metal prices.









 


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