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10 Feb 2021

My coin collecting/coinrollhunting journey

| CoinHunter

Howdy fellow collectors!

Today I thought I would do what @Walking Liberty and @TheNumisMaster recently did and tell you a little about myself and how I started collecting.I am currently 15 and enjoy coin collecting and coin roll hunting (Duh), metal detecting whenever I can, throwing yo-yos, and drawing. I first started collecting coins after watching an episode an episode of "Dennis The Menace" in early 2018. The first thing I did was try to get one penny for each year (I didn't know about mintmarks), I looked through my older brothers change to try and find more years and soon discovered a 2009 (it looked a lot different) and a 1944 wheat penny. For several weeks, I would buy $1 in pennies whenever I got the chance, which was about once a week, and keep any of the wheat pennies and 2009s. Eventually, I checked out several books from the library and learned about mintmarks, silver coins, errors/varieties and much more. Later on I found some youtube channels like "RobFindsTreasure" and "Quins coins" and their videos are basically what got me to want to hunt more coins. So, I saved my money up for a while, went to the bank, and got what at the time was a lot, a whopping $16 dollars in pennies (not that much now). Of course my parents thought I was insane, but I kept doing it anyways. Eventually I saved up $25 and bought a whole box of pennies, after that I just kept saving, soon I had $100 and was able to buy my first nickel box, which had some phenomenal finds (dateless buffalo, 1937-D buffalo, and a 1944-P War Nickel). After that I got a job doing a paper route and was able to save up a lot more money, my goal was to get $500 and buy a half dollar box. My paper route job ended when Covid hit, but luckily I already had saved up more than $500, so I could have gotten a half dollar box, but because of the new W quarters, I ordered a quarter, nickel, and a penny box. And as some of may you know, the quarter box was a dud, and the nickel and penny boxes were brand new (major nuts!). After that the "Coin Shortage" hit and I found out that my bank would no longer let me order coins. This delayed my goal of getting a half dollar box for quite a while, but eventually, when the bank would order coins again, I finally ordered my half dollar box (along with a nickel box and four penny boxes). If you want to know what I found in all those coins, you will have to check out some of my blogs! I including some random pics. Thanks for reading this blog and have a great day!

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Enjoyed your blog! It's interesting learning about someone! Keep up the good work! ; )

CoinHunter

Level 5

I will! Thanks!

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 4

Cool story. A shame about Covid shutting all coin hunts down.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks, and ya, it is :^(

Mike

Level 7

Keep your eyes sharp. You can miss something that will cost you allot. That's why I go over my raw coins at least twice. It would be great to have your name on a DD!! If the bank turns you down to go western union. I need the exchange coins.

CoinHunter

Level 5

I will! Thanks for the advice!

Stumpy

Level 5

I love to CRH. When you have that unopened roll in front of you, the anticipation is awesome. We keep it simple, three or four rolls at a time, every time we go to a bank, some better finds lately since folks seem to be spending "jar change" that has been sitting around. Keep it up, later!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks! Ya, I think that is how it is at my credit union right now to.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I enjoyed reading your blog. good hunting!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

CopperCollector

Level 4

Neat story I started with roll hunting a couple years ago when I was about ten.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks! That's cool!

Mr. B Coins

Level 4

Dear CoinHunter, Thank you for the great story. It is very interesting. I don't want to wait for future blogs. I want to know what you found now. Oh well, I guess learning patience is a good thing. I have been searching penny rolls lately with some luck, although I can't remember what right now. I usually only get 10 rolls. Next time I'll segregate my finds and maybe do a blog of my own. Thanks again. Cool blog. Stay Safe, Mr. B

CoinHunter

Level 5

You're welcome, thanks!

Golfer

Level 5

Absolutely awesome! When I was about your age I roll hunted for a while. Found lots of wheats and war nickels. Great story and you have inspired me to get some rolls !!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks and good!

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Afternoon my friend! I started my numismatic journey due to Quinn's Coins. I watched his videos within the hour they dropped!! Thanks for telling us about yourself and your amazing journey over the past few years!

CoinHunter

Level 5

You're welcome!

CentSearcher

Level 5

Neat! I am in a similar situation, can't really order a ton of rolls to hunt. I actually made my introduction blog and how I started collecting blog a few months ago, so you can check it out there. Thanks for sharing!

CoinHunter

Level 5

And you are welcome!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Okay, I'll check it out!

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