My mother would kill me if I ask her to give me $500 for buying a 1600 AD coin. For her it is sheer waste of money and is stupidity, but for me it means a lot because I like to collect coins.
Collecting rare things has been a popular hobby for many years. People are fond of collecting different items like coins, stamps, decor pieces, cars and bikes of different models and jerseys of famous players. For people who love to collect different things, these things are priceless but for others it seems as a waste of money. The hobby of collecting things arouse from reading history books and stories of different times, when people are more aware of the history, they like to preserve it with themselves by collecting different rare items of old-times.
In earlier decades, collecting rare things was very difficult because by then communication was not very easy as it is today and people had to travel thousands of miles to get their specific collectibles and sometimes travelling for thousands of miles goes in vain because of misinformation. But now in this modern era, as information technology has advanced tremendously, the collectors can easily track their respective collectibles such as rare coins, stamps, decoration pieces, old cars, jerseys of legendary players, etc. Internet is the biggest revolution in information technology and you can call it "a mine of information". It is very easy to extract relevant information from that mine through different search engines.
Technology has made life easy and now the collectors are at ease of collecting rare items of their interest than the collectors of past. But there is one major issue at this age and that is the prices of rare items. The price of one rare coin can be up to $1000, so it is hard to buy that expensive coin. But still those people who have passion to collect the rare items somehow manage the finance to get their desired collectible items and by the virtue of internet, the collectors can get the desired rare item while sitting in their houses via online shopping sites. There are different antique stores operating online and they get order on the internet and supply that product at your doorstep. Therefore, the collectors of today can make their desired collection very easily and conveniently. If you have a friend or relative who loves to collect rare items then you can give him/her some rare items as a gift, these rare items are bit expensive but when it comes to loved one then the price does not matter.