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16 Mar 2017

What got me started in coin collecting

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I remember my friend and I went shopping at an antique shop, just to shop for antiques.  My friend is not a coin collector but had a few old coins.  While at the antique shop my friend bought me a walking liberty half dollar, nothing valuable  and also gave me my first silver certificate.  After receiving that coin and silver certificate I became hooked on coin and currency collecting.  I love it.  And to this day I'm still very active in collecting and love sharing my knowledge with others.  I remember I was at an auction previewing coins and I had a young person ask me questions about coin collecting and what books I use.  It felt great to be able to share knowledge to a young collector.  I remember when I was in his shoes starting out in the hobby.   This hobby has proven to be interesting, fun and rewarding at the same time.  So to all my fellow collectors, I would love to hear what got you started in the coin collecting hobby?
Happy Collecting!!

Also one more thing I wanted to add is since I got started in the hobby, my brother has become a collector.  Now we both spend a lot of time together going to coin shops and auctions.  Great way to spend time with my brother.



Level 5

Friends and family can make a huge added value to one's collecting. Congratulations!


Level 3

Hello fellow collectors: Keep the comments coming. It's nice to hear the stories of how people got started in coin collecting. Thank you everyone for sharing. Happy collecting


Level 6

Been at it casually for ever. Got into for real about 15 years ago. I believe I went into a coin store to buy some silver eagles. He got his Numismatic hooks into me and that was it. Here I am. Very happy. Thanks!


Level 5

My mother got me started in coin collecting with a Whitman penny folder. She did this when I was a little guy and so I would understand that I was to leave my fathers Indian Cents alone. I collected 'Wheaties" and "Memorials" and my parents helped but left my collection alone. And I learned to help my father and to leave his collection alone. I got a good life lesson and started in a great hobby.


Level 6

Everyone has their own story. It takes one interesting coin, or note, to get started. Have a good time with your hobby.


Level 6

A fellow friend got me collecting at 10 years old, now I am 67


Level 7

Welcome and above all have fun. The way I got started twenty three years a g o s a long story. Let's just say I'm glad I got into it. T he research history designers the whole nine yards. Have a good time. Glad you made it here. Mike

I'm a third generation coin collector, so you could say it runs in my family. You're correct, it is a fun and rewarding hobby. Thanks for sharing!

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

stay with it there is much to learn about coins in this hobby

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