collect medals? Well, why not? After all people collect everything from
Beanie Babies to road signs. Actually, medal collecting is a little different
than most collecting hobbies.
are symbols. They symbolize acts of heroic action, loyal service, and accomplishment.
All medals tell a story and half the fun is finding the story, or even
just researching the events that led to the establishment of the medal.
are a great way to introduce children to history. Kids love to hold things
in their hand and telling the story of how their Grandfather earned the
medal is a great way to get them interested in learning about their nation's
far these have only been 'feel good' reasons to collect, but medals can
also be collected as investments. Because some medals are rare, and can
be attributed to certain individuals, medals can see a significant rise
in value over the years. An average medal grouping which a soldier bought,
in 1945 for $10 could fetch as much as $100 or more. That is a return of
1000%. This divided over 50 years is an annual return of 5% (better than
your bank account). This return becomes much higher if there are medals
for valor or were awarded to personalities and could return over 8% per
year (better than most stocks) if there is research and a story behind