Just a little short story here.
Typically, we may not broadcast the fact that we are coin collectors, or even have a coin collection, possibly out of privacy or fear "something bad could happen" to us or or collections.
But, once in a while we make exceptions to our rules & we open up & talk about our hobby, our passion, our interest, & our love of coins - Soon you find out if someone else has the same sensation as your self or sometimes the other person has never even given it a second thought.
So, a person that I met about 2 years ago finally started getting some exposure to the idea of coin shows, clubs, & collecting about a year ago - We talk about general themes, how, where & why - If I happen to find something in my pocket change, I happen to mention it as an aside
Last night, while I was at work, I receive a text message, "Hey, I just went through 30 rolls of pennies & I found 13 wheat pennies" ! - I started laughing, I really did not think this person was becoming interested in looking at or even for coins.
Now, it doesn't sound like they found anything that would melt their brain & of course I told them that I would review all of them to make sure. but I guess my point is, you never know how far of an interest you can create for someone in their mind, just by casual introduction.
Anyway, have a great day everyone !