Average age of note collectors?
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I started collecting large size currency at 26 and I'm now 41.  I've only bought online, from heritage, stacks, lyn knight, ebay, and various retailers.  Since I've never been to a show or live auction I have no idea how old a typical collector might be.  One of my concerns is future demand.  Will Millenials or Generation Z be interested, or will all their money be tied up in Bitcoin? 

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I'm much like you, same age bracket, very few attended shows if any, etc.. Collector age often comes up (when I say collector I'm talking about a person with the means, interest, time and passion to collect an item/s) and my opinion is that the average age of the collector will always remain middle age and up as that is typically the time of a persons life where all those things align. I'm not overly concerned with future demand, one, because I do think the future collectors and collector base is out there (there will be a slow gradual turn over of geezers to 40 somethings, most people probably won't even notice), two I don't collect because I necessarily think it is a good investment (although I hope so) I collect because I enjoy it. I'm not planning my retirement party anytime soon.:)

Good topics by the way, glad to see someone else posting here.(thumbsu

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I'm 34. So a bit on the younger side compared to many on these boards I guess.

I don't think I'd recommend note or coin collecting as an investment and I don't think I'd buy in hopes of recovering value or making a profit later.

I built my Zimbabwe set - which is the lions share of my note collection - knowing pretty much the whole time that I'd be very unlikely to get my money back or make a profit because interest in those has mostly trended down as we get further from the hyperinflation and prices have come down big time in the last few years. The recent release.of a new series has sparked new life and interest but I remain convinced that the long term trend for everything in that set other than maybe the 100 Trillion note is down (not that it has much further to go now, they're down so much lol).

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