Hi everyone. I had decided to write this blog a long time ago. Why do we do what we do. Some inherit a collection some it grabs there interest and some have found the fun and the enjoyment it brings. It can be frustrating and sometimes get you so upset you want to give it up. But don't. Stick with it. After a while it will engulf you. You find yourself looking at coins in the street and in change. To think a hobby can make you do that there must be something special to it. There is. Is it the value the metals the age the history the collectors who owned it before you yes it's all these things and more. The satisfaction of putting a set together nothing like it. What a great feeling. Then you find a place were alot of people collect just like you. A club the ANA that's right the ANA. Can't think of a better place to be were you can share your knowledge of coins with others. You find out that many have the same coins you do and many don't. . We're there is good there is bad. It's part of life and we have to learn to accept it. Three line blogs. There expected from yn's. There learning and taking a big step. Then those who decide to follow everyone and do nothing else. Learn to live with it stay away. We're here to help others and learn about the greatest hobby in the world. Then we have those who join and do nothing try and follow them maybe they will follow you back and you have friend. Point mongers. I hate points everyone knows it. I don't have a hundred friends but sixty great ones. I don't follow thousands or hundreds of people but ninety great ones. Search out the active collectors leave a comment on there blog. I read the comments on other blogs and learn from them. Stick with those who try and help you who give suggestions to you. Do this and one day you will be the proud owner of a great collection. What is a great collection? It's doesn't mean it's worth millions or even thousands. It's what your happy with. You coins your sets. That's a great collection not what anyone else owns what you own. You can always add to it or sell it whatever you want to do. Treat your coins right they will give you enjoyment you never knew. So collect what you like. Yes this is a fun hobby but this is also a serious site. Treat it like a teacher and it will give you the answers twenty-four years I'm still learning. Never copied an article word for word from a book never abused the site. What happens if we lose it. Think about that. So enjoy write collect look for special coins fill books just have fun. And you will reap the rewards. With enjoyment. Take care and have fun. I have and still am having fun . Mike.
Received this coin with an inheritance of many other coins - can anyone direct me to more info? Can anyone also indicate what factors I'd look for to know if it's fake or real? Thanks in advance!