Well, when I first started dealing with any kinds of coins it was just silver, .999 good ole bullion. It was a good gateway drug, if you will, into bigger and better things. A lengthy story short, I was walking out of the local jewelers when I noticed under the counter, a row of Morgan silver dollars. I looked down the row and I choose the first 1878 I saw (I figured it was still 90%) and picked it up with my grandfathers help. I never intended to start dabbling in numismatics, even then I just thought it was a cool piece but, the longer I was staring at it, the longer it started creeping into my mind and I wanted another one. As any good addiction story goes, that's when it was all down hill from there.
Adam Crum, owner of Monaco Rare Coins, donated $50,000 to the American Numismatic Association on Saturday, Aug. 9, the final day of the 2014 World's Fair of MoneySM in Rosemont, Illinois. Accepting on behalf of the ANA was Executive Director Kim Kiick.