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02 Oct 2019

My First World's Fair of Money in Chicago (2019) "Spectacular"

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What an exciting event. Since I was a little boy growing on the Southside of Chicago in the Bronzeville Community, I had a love for collecting coins and examining paper money. Though I never knew what is was called I collected coins from all over the world through my mother who was a Nannie for Timothy Getty that is Jeane Paul Getty's (one of the richest man in the world back then in the late 1960s and early 1970s) grandson who passed a few years ago.. My mother would bring me coins from all over during her travel with the Getty's. Buck Rogering to today's time, I now know what was it that kept me collecting and what it was called. When I arrived at the Stephenson Convention Center and entered into the showroom it was pure excitement. I recognized that there was nothing wrong with me. There were many more like me who had a passion for old coins and paper money.
There was great food, generous people and members. That Maynard Sundman Littleton Lunch was great. I got to meet Douglas Mudd the Curator for Smithsonian Coin Collection from the ANA and a host of others I consider family. The 15th Annual Maynard

Comments

JudeA

Level 4

Awsome! You will have a great time.

It's Mokie

Level 6

Congratulations, you have now officially caught the Numismatic Bug, you will be drawn to coin shows and coin shops forever, there is no cure.

Mike

Level 7

Sounds great. You must have some beautiful coins. You should put up a picture of some.sounds interesting.

"SUN"

Level 6

Sounds like you had a great time. You took time to meeting people and other things, not just shopping for coins. That is what makes conventions a great time.

Longstrider

Level 6

Welcome. Wow, you must have some cool foreign coins. Sounds like you had a great time. Glad to have you here. Thanks.

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