Do you have a family member or a friend who is passionate about history? If so, you may be considering giving him or her a history-based gift for a special occasion, perhaps an upcoming birthday, a congratulatory gift, or a Christmas gift. From buying silver coins to selecting a way to present them, here are some ideas that might help.
Silver Coins - Have you ever been to a store that sells all kinds of coins? If so, you were probably fascinated with the many choices that are available. If you haven't ever been to a coin shop, prepare to be amazed. Since you are focusing on giving your friend or family member a gift that has historical significance to it, a coin shop is more than likely a perfect place for you to find just what you are looking for. The clerk can help you to find coins that reflect the different periods of history. For example, perhaps the recipient of the gift loves American history.
If so, consider buying a silver American Eagle coin or coins from World War I or World War II. Another idea is to purchase silver Liberty coins that date back to more than a century ago. Of course, if you are on a tight budget, just buy one coin, a great way to help the recipient of your gift begin a collection. The clerk will have the expertise to help you decide which coin would be good for a person who is just beginning a collection.
The Presentation - After you have decided on which coin or which coins to purchase for your friend or family member, consider how you can present the gift in a unique way. For example, if you are purchasing one World War II coin, think of buying a coffee table book that features pictures of American soldiers and the part they played in that war. Another idea is to purchase a book that is designed for coin collection. Have you thought of placing the coin or coins you buy in a shadow box?
If you do that, consider putting other memorabilia in the box, too. For example, if you have chosen a silver Liberty coin for the shadow box, consider also including a mini replica of things like the Statue of Liberty, a tiny American flag and maybe even a small framed photograph of a family member in uniform. For more information on silver coins in your area, contact your local coin shop.