Are you a numismatist or a coin collector? If yes then there are a few things that you should always keep in mind. Every collector needs to be patient, since obtaining a coin that you desire the most can even take you several years. I love collecting Old Coins of Medieval India myself and there was a time when I waited for three long years to own a beautiful Shahjahan coin. The reason why it takes so long is because you need to be completely sure if the coins that you are going to buy are real and not fake. There are a lot of dealers out there who are into buying and selling Indian Medieval Period Coins. Most of them have the knack of tricking you and making you believe the authenticity of a coin. That’s the reason why it is extremely important to read as many research books as you can before you make that expensive purchase. I have a personal library of seven to eight books that only talk about Rare Coins of Medieval India. Every day, I make it a point to devote at least half an hour for upgrading my knowledge on Medieval Coins. Half an hour won’t cost you much, but buying Medieval Period Coins randomly can lead to nightmares if you don’t have the right kind of knowledge.
If you don’t want to fall prey to those fraud coin dealers, then you need to keep your eyes open. Check for the actual rarity of Medieval Coins to assure the coin’s market value. Keep checking with multiple dealers and trust only the experienced ones. For example there are several silver coins issued by Akbar that are abundantly found, where as there are some which are extremely rare. If you have not taken the pain of understanding the rarity of Medieval Period Coins, then you might end up in a soup. There is no escaping if you have already made the deal and purchased a coin. Preparation is the key. So the real mantra is keep reading more books, keep evaluating coins based on its quality and rarity. If you are not sure after that as well, check with an expert collector or numismatist who is also into Coins of Medieval India.
Medieval Coins are in great demand all over the world, that’s when dealers keep playing their games fooling inexperienced collectors!