Did you ever forget you owned a certain coin? One day your looking through your inventory and you see something that you forgot about? Well that happened to me. I'll keep this short. One of my friend's called me about ten year's ago and said for some reason his boss bought a large supply of dimes from the Philippines. They were made out of silver very small and minted in Denver between 1941 and 1945. I said how much ? The price was extremy low. So I bought two rolls of ten. He told me the history. When Gen. McArthur left the Philippines he took all the money so the Japanese couldn't use it to by arm's and munition's. He dumped everything in the Pacific ocean. When he returned America had printed money to get there economy back on it's feet.
Hello- I am a fairly new collector, and beyond the basic "collect everything" new guy mentality, I have been working on a 19th century type set. But, I am interested in military history which led me to start planning a collection of WWII era coins. Probably a realistic goal is trying to collect a type set of coins from every country that was involved in WWII (although maybe not some of the small countries that jumped in at the very end). After studying a time-line of the war, this could be a very big challenge. I have a list of 40 countries and am sure I have missed a few. Certainly some will be very difficult or too expensive, but I want to collect what ever I can. Originally I wanted to include (if possible) all coins minted during the war years, but I probably better stick with a type set of ware era coins first. I am asking for any advice and especially from someone else who has this sort of a collection. Thanks- (yes- my first blog on ANA)