CMCC's Blog

20 Feb 2016

Re-Posting Old Blogs! How I Started Collecting Coins


I have decided to go over my old blogs and re-post them, that way you don't have to go a million blogs back to look at them. Enjoy!

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 me 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 5 Morgan Dollars, 2 Peace Dollars (both BU), several halves, quarters, and dimes, and folders of Nickels and Pennies. I also have several large cents, foreign coins, and $2.00 bills.

So that is how I started collecting, this June will mark three 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 collection as of February 2015 or so. I am not worrying about my collection as of Feb 2016, as the picture would look almost identical, if not smaller, as I am making major modifications to my collection.



Level 5

nice collection!


Level 4

That is an awesome getting started story - If you are worried about re-posting - try doing an updated blog - with a link in that blog referencing the earlier blog - what do you think about that idea ?!


Level 7

Nice story. I don't agree with reposting. I would l d rat h ere see new information thank you for all your work.


Level 5

nice story!


Level 4

Cool. Nice story.


Level 5

I love these kind of blogs!


Level 5

It is always great to hear how people got started in collecting. Who helped them and how many years it has been. It seems the sooner a parent, aunt or uncle start providing their knowledge and interest in the hobby the more passion that person has going forward.


Level 5

Great idea!

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