Login

Cartercoin13's Blog

01 Aug 2018

How I got into collecting...

Young Numismatists Exchange | Cartercoin13

How I got into collecting is a different story than most you have probably heard.  I went on an overnighter for scouts and my friends did the coin collecting merit badge. When we were walking back to camp they started talking to me about it and  how they were going to start a coin club. I took some interest, mainly because of how they told me pennies could be worth thousands.  A few days after I went on a trip to Colorado and went into an antique shop. I didn't know much about collection but I saw the shop had many coins. I asked if they had indian head pennies, and wheat pennies (which were really the only valuable coins I knew about then), he went into the back of his shop and came back with some interesting things. I only bought two indian heads for a buck each, which is a pretty good deal, and a wheat penny for a dollar, (which I regret). If I would've known more about error coins there is this one penny that I wish I would've coughed up the money for. He had an indian head penny that had been struck twice on the back, but heres the thing, the second strike on the reverse was the back of a mercury dime. He only asked 25 dollars for it so I guess he didn't know much about error coins either. 

After the trip was over I showed my friends my new collection and asked if I could join their club, they let me and now I run the instagram page for it. Soon I got the red book and read just about everything in it, as well as some articles online, so I am much more experienced now then when I was at that antique shop before. A few weeks later an add for a coin show showed up in the news paper. My dad took my friends and I, There I pretty much quadrupled my collection. That day I got my dad into collecting! The next day I discovered for myself the ANA, and joined it, then got my friend to join it. And That is how I am here now. A young numismatist. 

Comments

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Glad you are here. Consider posting more often. We learn from each other. I would have liked to learn about the mint error Indian cent

1943penny

Level 4

interesting, could we have a picture of the error coin? And welcome to the ANA!

In the whole story, one dollar for a wheat doesn't make such a big deal. Sounds like the error coins could've been worht somethig

Kepi

Level 6

Welcome! Sounds like your'e hooked on coins! Have fun collecting and learn all you can about the hobby! ; )

NumisMATist

Level 4

Coolio! What is the Instagram handle? Welcome to the community! ~Matt

Cartercoin13

Level 2

was that your question

Cartercoin13

Level 2

What is the instagram? It is called Stansbury_coin_club

Longstrider

Level 6

Fantastic story. It so nice to feel your enthusiasm for our hobby. Welcome. You need to get into the management end of the ANA with your energy!! Thanks.

Mike

Level 7

We come to the best hobby in the world. The hardest part about this hobby is keeping people here. Getting them interested. Getting them to stay involved. I learned more about history from coins than school. Collect what you like and enjoy the coins and the story they tell. Van you found your way here.

CoinLady

Level 6

Everyone has a different story. I enjoy each & every one. Have fun collecting!

Yes, every numismatic comes to the hobby in a different way.

Jonas's Coins

Level 5

Ever heard of Pikes Place Market in Seattle? There was a coin shop asking $2 for a steel penny in EF worth 40 cents

"SUN"

Level 6

Welcome to the hobby. There is a different story for how every person starting collecting coins. I never get tired about reading or hearing about hem. Enjoy this wonderful hobby, and good luck in the future.

Cartercoin13

Level 2

Tags
    No tags are attached to this post.
We use cookies to provide users the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we'll assume that you agree to receive all cookies on money.org. You may disable cookies at any time using your internet browser configuration. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our privacy policy and terms of use. To learn more about how we use cookies and to review our privacy policy, click here.