Hello all, just wanting to say hi, and give a bit about my self and collection. Am a disabled vet with PTSD issues and turned to coins to help me best thing i done in a long time really helping, am in Oklahoma just south of OKC
New member here getting a feel for the site
Welcome. Looks like you are starting the right way. Our hobby can be very therapeutic. We have some other collectors on here that in similar situations.
Hi how are you. My name is Mike. I suffer from traumatic brain injury and fractured neck which of course has led to many problems cognitive problems. My neurosurgeons told me to get a hobby coin collecting. Why? Well they said it will help my dementia. It did for a while one of them was a collector gave me some pointers. It was very hard adjusting at first it making friends active friends they helped me alot. Even wrote a blog about it. I can't leave the house but found away. Put a few sets together did some coin rolling and today I have a wonderful set. You can do the same welcome to the ANA I your in the right place. I like it here alot I'm sure you will to if you need help just ask enjoy .Mike.1 year ago
Already I forgot thank you very much for dedicating your life to our country I'm am very grateful for that. Stay with It. Mike.1 year ago
Welcome. I'm not much for strangers and meeting new people but if there is one thing I may say about Numismatics, it Trump's my PTSD. I too am disabled due to my service connected PTSD. Collecting coins has changed my life here over the last 9 months, and I've never been happier. Numismatics and the joy (and sorrows, hehe) that comes from it is better than any pill I've ever been prescribed. It's amazing that something I've taken for granted my entire life has really been the one thing that helps me keep my head up. I look forward to getting to know you on here and thank you for the post. Reading this thread really made my day. Thank you and everyone here as well.
Hi Mike H. Mike B. Here. I wrote a blog and came out about my disabilitys. My neurosurgeons told me I would be having long term problems with bleeding on both sides of my brain and fractured neck in three places. They told me get a hobby I did this why I'm here. It helped immensely with my memory but it continued to fade now I'm in for a really tough fight but I will not give up my coins I might be losing the battle but the war is mine glad to meet you. No one believed me when I told them disabled people collect coins. Now they do. Don't give it up. Mike1 year ago
Hi I know it says.Pat but it is Mike. We change our names sometimes. First I hope and pray your ok. I'm reaching out to you to come back. This is not a bad place. As a matter of fact there are others like us. We stuck with it and a while new world.opened up. I have a saying . Don't give up. Get a little active make contact with ACTIVE collector's. They will help you. All I'm asking is give it a try. You never know. So think about it. Pat.
Hi, and Thank You for your Service to our Nation. I would suggest you find yourself a local club, you will find they are always filled with folks that just love spreading their knowledge and helping newcomers.. The ANA has a list of such clubs here:
I would also suggest you post any questions you have here on the Forum as we have many people in ANA with a great deal of expertise in every area of numismatics.
Finally, I would suggest you get a copy of the ANA Grading Guide, that book will show you pictures of every coin in almost every grade, an absolute must for the serious collector.
Take care and see you on the Boards.
Don't give up come back we will all help you . I didn't I have P.T.S.D from all that happened. Give it another shot.1 month ago