After the initial start in numismatics with a circulating series such as "Lincoln cents" or "Washington quarters", what is the appropriate follow up series? At this point, most look to early twentieth century series, generally resulting in the selection of either "Buffalo nickels" or "Mercury dimes". However, coins other than five-cents and dimes were minted, for instance, "Liberty Walking" half-dollars. These silver halves exemplify a fine series to collect. "Liberty Walking" half-dollars present a beautiful design, which is both affordable and easily found.
It is time again for another, "LWH 'Insider' Tips". Hopefully, that sentence was not followed by a groan for numerous people. Regardless, back on topic, today's 'tips' will be on what I have dubbed, "The YN Edition". The ANA runs a very in depth, extensive, and overall fantastic YN(young numismatist) program. It takes numerous people performing their jobs, and performing them well. In the case that you are a YN member(ANA member aged 17 or younger), you should certainly take part in the ANA's yn program. Before moving on to the tips section, please note that in this particular 'tip' blog, the tips may include or be explanations of various activities. They are included as seen fit(by me). Also please note, these tips will be mainly concerning the YN activities involving YN dollars and YN auctions, but these are not the only YN activities the ANA has, for instance, "coins for A's" is another activity for YN's. Having settled that, time for the 'tips'!