Today is a special day for me. If I could pick one specific day when I became interested in coins, it would be January 6.
A few weeks after Christmas. I was home sick from school. Grandma had given me two silver dollars. One was a 1921 Morgan, the other, a 1922 Peace. Only one year apart, but they were so different. The Liberty heads, the hair, the headpiece, the eagles. These were large 90% silver coins. Clad coins had been around a while, but a few silver coins were still seen.
I was fascinated by these two coins and wanted to learn more. I decided to do that. Reading books, finding coin papers and magazines, looking at local coin shops--and there were a good number back then--and just learning all I could. And checking my change.
I won't mention the year, but it was a long time ago. That interest is still there, stronger than ever. And there is still a lot to learn and discover.