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07 Feb 2021

A Vicarious Coin Roll Hunt, or two...

Coins | Kurisu

I've been coin roll hunting on and off since about 1977. I've always preferred older original bank rolls and vintage 'customer' rolls, and maybe my favorites are U.S. Mint rolls. Long story short, I took a lot of time off from getting rolls from my local bank and searching them. I've only started searching local newer bank rolls again in the last few months! After an honest 20 years of only searching U.S. Mint rolls and vintage rolls from my collection or more recently acquired...turns out, I still LOVE it! Lol!!! No surprise there :-)

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24 Jan 2021

My First Ever Emotional Moment During a Coin Roll Hunt...

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I had another topic in mind for today...but then this happened...I found my first "W" quarter yesterday!!! It was in a Loomis roll of highly circulated quarters so I'm even extra stoked about the amazing condition it's in!

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17 Jan 2021

The Errors Heard 'Round the World!!! A HUGE week for error lovers, coin & currency!!!

Odd & Curious Money | Kurisu

I love weird. I love error coins!!! I love that moment when an error coin plops out of that roll I'm searching, makes me giggle :-)

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12 Jan 2021

Getting the Covid slowed me down a bit! Feeling grateful!!!

Coins | Kurisu

No, I'm not going to give everyone a lecture about the virus lol! At this point I'm assuming the intelligent people here already know plenty and hopefully haven't had their health or the lives of loved ones effected too much...So I'll just put the "much love to all" message out there! I am massively grateful to have experienced no high fevers or hospitalization or breathing issues and really projecting the good vibes to everyone who hasn't been so lucky.

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02 Jan 2021

What is it about coins?

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What is it?! What is it about coins? What got you so interested? What continued to hold your interest? Why do we care about each other so much?!

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21 Dec 2020

Outer space coins and 2020 and outer space...

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We have some really nice classic U.S. Coins with space exploration themes included, but as far as I know there is only one single U.S coin in circulation that is almost entirely a space exploration theme on only one side...plays Jeopardy music...the official name of the design is "American Indians in the Space Program". It's part of the Sacagawea dollar series minted just last year, 2019.

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13 Dec 2020

Just saying hello with end of year good vibes...Collecting 40+ years, online stuff is new for me...

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I've actually been collecting for decades, but getting online with my life-long hobby is still fairly new to me even though I started collecting in the late 70's!My Mom gave me a few old U.S. silver and really old British copper coins, then grandma gave me a few silver half dollars maybe Franklins (I was 10), then someone got me a Whitman Lincoln penny book and small Whitman box(which I still have and actually toned a couple gaming/museum tokens I left inside it...for 39 years!).I remember riding our variety of kid bikes like the Goonies to our local bank almost 2 miles away and then taking a few rolls of pennies back to a spot literally near the railroad tracks in North West Indiana to dump out the pennies in the grass and hunt for 1909 VDBs :-) Seemingly every kid's magazine and comic book had ads about rare wheat pennies and such and I was already hooked for life.I'm loving how getting on the web in the last couple years has both expanded my knowledge and my collecting interests, even at 50-something.A whole bunch of my collection over the years has come from searching both vintage rolls and U.S. Mint rolls. I collect plenty of graded coins too and worked my way up to a pretty darn serious collection without really trying too hard honestly. It just took time and plenty of self-education. I don't claim to be an expert but I do have my specialties like most of the long-time collectors.Now those who are interested in coins are lucky with the huge amount of resources available, also some are also completely over-whelmed or frustrated by the vastness of it all or maybe they unfortunately already got ripped off in some way. I don't like that... like pretty much all of us I really don't like to see people upset (at any age) by the very thing that they are potentially quite interested in.So just as the pandemic began with lock-downs I decided to start doing videos to share my 40+ years of knowledge and wisdom about things I think I might know, numismatic-ally :-) Not in any particular order.Skills which happen to include being very good at NOT getting ripped off with online coin and roll purchases! You know, those "unsearched" rolls, and those ultra rare expensive coins with blurry photos lol?!I was lucky to be working at home mostly already managing field people full time. But also I'm in some higher risk health categories, diabetes, very very old lol, other stuff... anyway I like so many others immediately took the safety of others and of course myself quite seriously. As side note, my immediate family includes nurses, EMT, and actual scientists so I was getting quick and honest updates on all things pandemic. I decided to spend some of what I knew was about to bringing some potential bored moments sharing my numismatic existence.While still working full time I simply started filming some of my coin roll hunts and waxing poetic and showing off some loved coins from my collection and truly unique things too...and of course my main thing which is now that I approach retirement and STILL LOOOOVE coin collecting I simply want to advocate for and participate more in the larger coin collecting community.The name of my YouTube channel is "Coins are Neato!" and my hope is that viewers enjoy it even half as much as I've enjoyed so many years of coins and the good people I've gotten to know over the years! And yes, I still say neato!My degree is actually in Commercial Photography from the days of emulsion film so I've always enjoyed great imagery and videography as well. I decided my self-education this year would be about participating in the coin communities online and delivering anything I can to them that might be helpful, or entertaining, or hilarious of course! All while making interesting, informative, visually appealing videos about anything the numismatists might enjoy.Like so many others I've always loved inspiring younger collectors among other things but I really love when I can inform the informed people of something new too! I also happen to come from a family of teachers, a role which started my own career(s) too!I'm feeling pretty proud of myself at the moment...I have learned video editing and I'm improving and getting feedback. I've shared a good amount of coin collecting knowledge, I kept working full time while making a few dozen videos and participating much more in the online coin communities and it's only added to the validation of my existence. :-)Thanks to my new found online channels of numismatic info and participation and entertainment, this year has been AMAZING!!!Bet you didn't think I was going to say that! :-) Trust me, I'm not ignoring all that other stuff!Hopefully you weren't effected too negatively by everything this year but our hopes and love and support (from those who can) and even the "everything's going to be ok's" are totally there with you.Please enjoy some totally random coin images!Happy holidays and Happy New Year!!!- Be safe everyone, be kind everyone.- Kurisu

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