There are many different people within the coin collecting culture that are considered to be father’s of the movement. However there are certain people that most experts, coin collectors, and numismatists, that consider certain people to be the reason that coin collecting is what it is today. One of these people was Petrarch who is considered by many to be the first person that was known to collect coins and do so in a way that mirrored the coin collecting methods of modern times. This is because many people suggest that coin collecting may have started in ancient Rome. However the fact is that there is no evidence of modern coin collecting during these times as most of the evidence points toward ancient Rome coin collecting being more hoarding then collecting. This is why for the most part Petrarch is considered to be the first collector of coins and because of that is considered to be the father of modern day coin collecting.
Petrarch lived in Italy in The 1300’s, there is no real evidence of the specifics of his collection, and however it is thought to have mostly ancient coinage due to his fascination with classical culture that was quite apparent. There are many different types of coin collectors and collections these days, however there are many different people within the culture including collectors and numismatists that believe most of the modern methods of collecting all originate from Petrarch and is fascination with the hobby. This is the reason that if you are getting into coin collecting or numismatics you will definitely want to consider studying Petrarch and everything that he has done of the culture and hobby. This is the best place to start your studies when it comes to taking up a hobby with coin collecting.