Moneda1793's Blog

04 Sep 2014

My beginnings in the world of coin collecting

Coins-United States | Moneda1793

My father had a friend who owned a stationary store. I had a after school job there, basically sweeping and breaking down boxes. Being 11 ,it felt good to have some pocket change to buy comic books or accessories for my GI Joes. I was getting paid $10 to $15 a week. Lo and behold, in the back of the store he had a small coin shop. Looking through the case ,I was fascinated by the Large cent. No more comic books or GI Joe items for me! Most of my pay went for a Large cent. At that time I paid about $9 for a good condition common date Large cent (around 1969). As far as I can remember ,I have always been a collector,starting out with collecting and trading Batman cards for Green Hornet (Van Williams and Bruce Lee). Down to this day I've stay with collecting coins,basically Type sets, Indian head and Lincoln sets, and U.S.paper money (Large notes and Fractional currency). Always been a member of a coin club. I also collect Numismatic Literature (old and rare) as I have always had a love for books. Being retired , I have more time to spend in the greatest hobby of collecting and studying coins.

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