Club-level considerations for engaging young collectors

Cassidy Stroud (left), national youth co-ordinator of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, staffs a booth at Trajan's National Postage Stamp & Coin Show.

While COVID-19 has changed much about the hobby, its impact on young collectors remains to be seen. Many of today’s collectors have returned to the hobby in retirement – after their families were raised and careers completed – but most of them were also exposed to numismatics at a much younger age. As discussed in the series’ first story (“Engaging young collectors begins with fostering emotional investment,” CCN Vol. 58 #23), the depth of a young collector’s emotional investment into his or her collectibles can mean the difference between a fleeting hobby and a life-long obsession. But aside from individuals appealing to young collectors’ emotions, what role do clubs play in spurring children to collect? Continue reading →

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