Medals are a vital area of numismatics, but their complexity and scope can seem intimidating for collectors looking to branch out away from coins. In this CoinWeek IQ video, filmed at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money, American token and medal expert John Kraljevich offers three important tips to help collectors new to the field narrow the learning curve.

John Kraljevich’s Three Things You Should Know Before You Start to Collect Medals:

  1. Don’t be Afraid to Specialize, or not Specialize
  2. Auction Catalogs are Important Supplements to Standard Reference Literature
  3. Hook up with Knowledgable Collectors, Dealers, and Clubs Dedicated to this Area of Collecting.

Bonus Tip

  1. Buy medals and tokens from dealers willing to make a two-way market in them.

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