How I started Collecting Coins
OK, so now I want to share how I started collecting coins
When I was 8 or 9, someone gave me a partial roll of 35 wheat cents, including a 1916 and 1924. Soon afterward, the same person gave my 2 dateless buffalo nickels.
About a year later, we attended a flea market, I remember that there were more stands of coins and jewelry than anything else. I was very interested in the coins, but, as I was not a collector, they did not mean much to me.
Not until June of 2013, I finally took the 35 Wheat Pennies and 2 Buffalo Nickels down from the shelf. Somehow a 1961 Dime and 1942-D Nickel made their way into my collection. I looked at my tiny collection whenever I had time, and I was so happy to get a 1935 F Wheat Penny!
In November, I bought a lot of 27 Worn, cleaned, and damaged Indian Head Cents. I even got an 1859 in the lot. I was very happy with it, especially since I only paid $20. For Christmas of 2013, I got my Metal Detector, and, as you have probably seen in my other blogs, I found an XF-45 1916 barber dime the next day. In January 2014, I got another good deal: $18.50 for an AG 1867 Shield Nickel, XF 1883 NC Liberty V Nickel, a VG 1912-D Liberty Nickel, a F 1943-S War Nickel, and a F 1865 Nickel Three-Cent Piece.
For my Birthday I got an AU-55/58 1885-O Morgan Dollar; this coin is my favorite coin in my collection, tying with my 1916 Barber Dime.
I have bought several lots off of eBay, and now my collection includes 4 morgan dollars, 1 1964 and 1 1967 half, 4 silver quarters, 11 silver dimes, 96 buffalo nickels, 45 v nickels, 1 shield nickel, 1 nickel 3 cent piece, 300 wheat cents or so, 25 indian head cents, 1 large cent, 1 proof set, 1/2 mint set, 6 proof coins, 6 errors, 10 collector-struck coins, 7 $2 bills, and 1 pound of foreign coins. I have a total of 6 troy oz. of silver
So that is how I started collecting, this June will mark two years of being a numismatist.
I'll be back if I get something new!
About the pictures: The first picture is what my collection started out as, the second is the size of my current collection.
Great story. I'm glad you started and that you found your way here. Mike
I love your photo! What a great collection! Good job and keep using that metal detector.
Nicely done! Keep working that metal detector. You seem to have good luck with it. Thanks.
Also, the hunts I mentioned are the highlights, I have led around 100 hunts and found 20 collectibles! However, I am getting more experienced, so I am getting better finds as well!
I currently don't have my metal detector, someone is selling it on craigslist for me! Once it sells, I plan on upgrading to the ACE-250!!! Once I get it, and once the snow melts, I will be working it!