What got me started in coin collecting
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?
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.
Friends and family can make a huge added value to one's collecting. Congratulations!
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
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!
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.
Everyone has their own story. It takes one interesting coin, or note, to get started. Have a good time with your hobby.
A fellow friend got me collecting at 10 years old, now I am 67
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
The Coin Student
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!
stay with it there is much to learn about coins in this hobby