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Hello everyone,I'm 49 and just joined the ANA and would like to know how I could learn more about collecting US coins (this is something I've been wanting to study for the last 10 years). I stay in Tennessee and can't find any local coin clubs in my area (Chattanooga) and I've collected different coins from Indian Head Cents to Morgan and Peace Dollars. Being new to this I just thought I would reach out to others in this field to help get my feet wet and fire up under me to be the best at collecting,grading, and educating myself more on a life long journey I've finally taken time to pursue. Thanks again everyone and well wishes.









4 months ago

Welcome!  Well, congratulations for entering the exciting and rewarding field of numismatics.  I like to think that this field is profitable, as well as a great hobby.  Chattanooga...hmmm...there must be at least one coin club in your area.  I know you probably don't want to hear this, but have you tried searching for coin clubs in your area on a major Internet-based search engine such as Google or Bing?  
The coins that you mention sound interesting.  Lately, it seems that Morgan and Peace Dollars have made a big comeback, especially with their 100 year anniversary reissue via the U.S. Mint.  Welcome, once again...and keep up the good hobby interest!








 

4 months ago

Welcome to the ANA. To learn you read blogs on coins and write blogs on coins. History and reserch. Every coin tells a story. Pictures help tell it. Read current blogs not outdated ones.. That's your best bet. Enjoy have fun. 

4 months ago

Welcome. Nice post. I am almost 69, yikes. I am a big Peace Dollar VAM guy. I think you will have the opportunity to learn a lot here. Ask anything!

4 months ago

Decide what you wish to collect. If it's a particular series or denomination, start small. Invest in an coin  specific album or three ring binder with 2x2 pages if that be your preference. If it's more or less any coin series, again working small, there are also albums and holders such as those by Capitol which make for great presentation and storage. Finally, and of greater importance, to reiterate Longstrider, ask away with any question.

4 months ago

Welcome to the ANA!!  There are lots of great blogs here to learn from.  So a search on what interests you....buy the book of read it online....every series that I collect or plan collecting I've bought a book to learn more about them. The ANA has lots of recourses also.....check them out!!

4 months ago

Welcome aboard!  I hope you find the resources and members in the forums and blogs both educational and friendly.  In regards to what you might want to collect, I’d start with what you have, and work towards completing a small set of dates and mint marks.  I didn’t know what all I had until I went through  and organized everything in Whitman Blue Folders, which was a good basis of dates/mints, and allowed me to see what I had and what a I was missing. What I’m missing, “filling in the gaps,” in the folders is what I’m working on now, for most 20th century U. S. circulating coins. Best of luck in your numismatic journey. 

4 months ago
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