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||I am a full time coin dealer since 1999. Right now, I pretty much collect coins with nice eye appeal, are somewhat rare and other oddities that roll into my shop. I also like Vermont National currency.
||I collect by type and work on sets for Hong Kong, Mexico, Canada, Hibernia & Ireland, the USA and many others. I also reseach and write about:|
Maria Theresa Thalers (MTTs) & MTT restrikes,
Chopmarked & Countermarked coins, and
||Mark "Sparky" Watson
||Main interest is World War II numismatic items including Military Payment Certificates, Allied Military Currency, and war bonds. Also collect Indian Head cents, Bust half dimes, Commemoratives, and Ancients.
||I collect all kinds of coins from around the world but my main passion is probably U.S. Quarter Dollars
and U.S. Nickels. Coins are just a part of numismatics, I think the people you know and like in this hobby are as important to ones enjoyment as the coins themselves.
||I collect all coins from ancients through present time, but main focus of my collection is currently on French coinage early 1500's - early 1900's, and silver jetons of the same period.
||(a.k.a. - Mike Noodle) I currently work in a local coin shop part-time. I collect 20th century coins. Mostly key and semi-key dates and I am working on a 20th century type set in MS-65 and above. I also collect US Mint and Proof Sets, I collect Statehood Quarters with my kids, and like to assemble Jefferson Nickel Sets from circulation. Long term, I'd like to assemble the first set of FS Jeffersons, but that is little more than a pipe dream at this point.
||I'm interested in everything, though I'm trying to focus on specific areas such as ancients, U.S. Civil War tokens, a U.S. type set, etc.
||My main collecting interests now are: 1. The Coins of Ephesus 600bc to 125bc. 2. Bi-metallics coins and medals. 3. The World by type from about 1800, but earlier items are still collected.
||I collect just about anything--well world coins mostly--currently working on a date/type set of each
coin of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic). Collect US type coins, especially seated liberty type coins and Jefferson nickels by variety.
||I'm forty-two years old. I have been collecting for ten years mostly US coins. With a preference for bust halves and proof sets.
||I collect military tokens, and tokens or medals related to the cold war, spinner tokens, coin club tokens/medals, brothel casino chips, art bars--especially dated bars from the 70's and Lincoln cent BIEs. And sometimes a token or medal just because I like it..
||I collect any and all US and some Canadian coins. My primary interest is completing date and mint sets. The Buffalo nickels is my favorite coin and I am also fond of all the Bust series.
|Primary interest is circulating and
commemorative 20th Century US by date and mint. Have almost complete sets of
all but the Barber dime and half dollar. I also have complete sets of Mint
issued UNC and Proof sets from 1955 to present. Also, sets of uncirculated
Mint issues for the year 2000 from 70 countries. Presently working on my
first "foreign" set; a representative sixpence from each of the rulers of
||Ralph J. Huntzinger
||I collect, buy and sell a little bit of everything, including U.S. and foreign coins, currency and tokens. My favorites include error and variety coins, error currency, beautifully toned coins (especially rainbow tones and pastels), older cameo proof coins, and plate coins (actual coins depicted in numismatic reference books). I've been active in numismatics for over forty years and I'm a member of the following hobby organizations: WINS #158, ANA#150114, CONECA #2045, Fly-In #1223, CNS/COINS #0087, NCADD #55, LCS #21,
NANA #14, SSDC.
|My main interest is Modern Decimal Coinage of Ceylon/Sri Lanka 1870 to present day. However I am extending this interest to include coinage of the earlier colonial period as well as ancients. Coins from South East Asian countries also interest me, plus I have an eclectic collection of World coins as well as Australian Commemorative Medallions &
||I collect early U.S.small cents, Indian Head and Flying Eagle varieties mainly. I am fascinated with all the punching and manufacturing errors attributed to this series. I enjoy scanning and listing on my web page as many varieties as I can obtain. I also enjoy working on a World Coin set, all grades and countries are welcome in my set. My other numismatic interest include, Franklin Halves, Morgan Dollars, and coins of Australia.
||I started collecting US coins in 1960 at the age of 7, went through the usual stages that most collectors do of losing interest for a period at certain ages and then returning to the hobby. But as long as I was interested I was always trying to learn as much as I could. Eventually, in my 40's, I lost interest in US coins and began to collect world coins. World gold was my favorite, especially the early hammered gold. I focused on the coinage of France, the Low Countries and Spanish colonial, with a few interesting pieces of various countries thrown in. But then as I got a little older I discovered that it was the study of coins that I really loved. So I no longer collect coins at all, I just study them. And in the process of doing so I manage to collect books on coinage. I now have a rather extensive numismatic library and add to it on a regular basis.
||I have named my collection "Road Kill Coins", and I collect Errors and Variety coins of the USA and the World. While working on a small scale and smaller budget I have owned and inspected many hundreds of Errors and Varieties. Find it, Buy it, own it, sell it for another that I have never owned is the way of my collection. Active in the hobby for over 30 years there is still much to learn and more to own for a while.
||My parents were told that I should have a hobby so the got me a Lincoln Cents No. 2 Whitman folder for Christmas in 1958. When the sliver disappeared in the mid 60s I missed the thrill of hunting through rolls. In the mid seventies I bought a copy of Krause World Coins and a
pound of world coins so I now collect all world coins by date and mint. I also really got hooked on the history of world money. I've never had the bug for high grade coins and would rather have ten five dollar coins than one fifty dollar coin. I serve as secretary of my local club and also participate at the state level. I love catching a
non-collector's interest with an unusual or historical coin.
||I have been collecting (and selling) coins and currency for over 15 years; currently, I collect US coins and currency, though my expertise is actually in bimetallic coins and polymer/tyvek currency.
|My main interest are Proof sets and I am four sets away from having a set from every year back to 1961. But, I do like graded coins as well. I just finshed getting all my P & D Jefferson Nickels. I will now work on finshing my mercury dime set.
|I've been collecting for six years. My main interests are Lincoln Cents & my
Type set. I love mid grade coins. If they are affordable in higher grades
collect them, but I really like EF coins! I like all US coins and my goal
is to complete one set before I go on to the next. So I usually am stuck on
one for a while.
||I'm in the process of divesting a 50-year collection of American coins. Active in the Big Island Coin Club in Hilo, Hawaii, and have been an ANA member (LM 1052) for nearly 40 years.
||I started Hoarding Shillings and Half Crowns when I was about 12. I used to store them in the bottoms of my bedroom curtains. I always was a strange kid. I only started actively collecting in 1996 when I received a Churchill Crown from a friend. I did not even know it was a coin. It showed me that coin collecting was interesting. Since then I still hoard but have
progressed to actively trying to complete sets of US Cents, Nickels, Proof sets and UK Maundy coins and Sixpences. The Churchill is still my favorite Coin.
||For about 10 years I have been a collector of silver dollars and older gold--and just about anything that strikes my fancy. My knowledge is still limited in the area of numismatic but I am slowly learning.
||My main interests—all US coins :--)|
My favorites — Franklin Half Dollars, Mint Sets, Proof Sets. But I don’t limit myself to just those… :--)
The bottom line — I collect what I like—and that’s about everything!
||Welcome to Pikes Peak Country and home of the ANA HQ. Been collecting odds and ends from the US for 30+ years now (thanks, Grampa!), but mostly raw, low grade things. These are still of interest and one can find a scarce date or whatever every now and then. Wish I had the resources to get some good stuff to leave for the kids....
trying to put together a collection of cents thru half dollar from early
1900s to date in circulated (but as close as possible to uncirculated)
condition. Plus any dollar I can find. Also a Canadian set of all small
cents, all nickels, and non-silver dimes thru twoonies.
||My main interest is in U.S. coins and I am currently working on completing a 20th century set by date and mintmark. I'm doing it one denomination at a time. It's a big goal but I am really enjoying it. I am also trying to get all the 1969(my birth year) mint and proof sets from around the world. And last, but not least, I have developed a liking for polymer notes.
||I started studying numismatics a few months ago. It's like when I first started playing bridge - I can't get enough of it. I'm focusing on quarters and half dollars, and would like to expand to gold coins if and when I remodel my den so I have a place to keep them organized. Thanks to everyone for your hospitality.
||I collect World coins (at least one coin from every country & every ruler that ever existed), Coins from Unrecognized States, Elongated Coins, Pop-Up / Push-Out coins, coins, medals & tokens with Abraham Lincoln on them.
||Derrick Ah Sing
||I belong to the Big Island Coin Club on the Island of Hawaii. I enjoy the company of the members of the club and have been President, Board member and now Show Chairman for our annual Coin Show. I like the Lincoln cent series and have gotten into error coins of the series. Lately my collecting has become eclectic. Walt Southward informed me about the WINS club.
||New Jersey, USA
||I have been collecting coins since my grandfather got me interested when I was 6. Since then my interests have been constantly changing. A couple of years ago, I sold my whole collection and starting selling coins for a living. Now my collection is inventory, but I absolutely love what I do. In the next couple of years, I'm planning on putting a Bust Half collection together (not for sale!).
||My collection interests have evolved a great deal over the past few years, with much thanks to a few members of WINS who have helped me out too many times to count. Currently, I collect a wide variety of coins focused around the early milled coinage from the late 18th to early 19th century. My website is kept fairly up to date with new additions to my collection.
||My interests include US coins from 1830 to 1964, especially the Shield Nickel, the 2 Cent copper piece, and the Peace Dollar, world coins from Austria, Germany and Switzerland pre 1950, and bank notes from basically anywhere. I have also started pursuit of Civil War era Hard Time Tokens.
||I was born in 1947 and started collecting Lincolns in the 1950's. I collect a lot of different things. My US Coin collection consists mainly of Morgan Silver Dollars. I also have a nearing complete Buffalo and Mercury collection. My World collection is a coin from each country. I have a long way to go on it, but the journey it the best part. I also
accumulate U.S. Silver Eagles. I am a Silver Bull. There isn't much I wouldn't collect, but the above is the main emphasis.
||I collect AUSTRALIAN DECIMAL Coinage My interest lie in the Australian 50 cent coins the dollar coins the PNCs All Kookaburras and Kangaroos including some bullion.
||Collecting Interests: I've been a coin collector/accumulator for most of my 59 years. Over the past couple decades, I've evolved toward Morgans almost exclusively and I consider Morgan's Lady Liberty as the most beautiful woman in history, especially if her initial are "CC". However, I'm also interested in wooden nickels, oddball tokens and script (subway, bar, Chucky Cheese, Army slot machine, Civil War, MPC, anything), but not world coins although I have a fair number of them, particularly old Indochina and Cochine coins and some assorted
||Primarily, I collect Standing Liberty Quarters. I'm trying to put together several SLQ sets such as complete low grade sets, complete high grade sets, and graded short sets. I am slowly putting together collections of Barber, Seated, and Bust Quarters. Also, I continue to add to my smaller collections of Mercury Dimes, Liberty Nickels, and Large Cents. At some point, I plan to put together a general US type set.
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||Fred J. Lombardo
||New York, USA
||My coins interest are World (to which the USA is definitely apart of), and ancients Roman coins. I've been collecting since the age of 7, and only recently started cataloging my collection, which currently runs to 120 countries. The ancients are a relatively new development, but I find them to be the most challenging. My goals are to get a coin from every country, and all the adoptive emperors and their wives. P.S. The picture of me is during my 40th surprise birthday party, and I wasn't terribly conscious at the time...lol. Some photos are available HERE.
||I am a 100% disabled military veteran that collects anything that interest me. I have quite a large military coin collection covering all periods of conflict and I also collect all US coins, as well as, Hutt River Coinage, Silver American Eagles, Commemoratives, Silver Bullion, a few pieces of Gold issues, and any World Coins that I find of interest. While I suppose you can call me a general collector, my main area of collecting right now is completing a set of Hutt River coins. I got hooked on them a few years ago and I find it challenging trying to find the ones I need. I know some don't consider these a real coin but try and find any of the World War I set.
||I started collecting back in 1968 both US and Canadian, and I've also somehow managed over the years to accumulate several thousand world coins. I still enjoy looking through rolls, however the eyes don’t care much for it so its pretty much come to a halt.
||While I started collecting when I was a teen and whenever I traveled abroad, I became "serious" about world coins from everywhere and anywhere within the last 6 months. Coins from the Middle East, Africa, Colonial Coins, German cities and states, Indian Princely States and Tibet have special appeal to me as do denominations of twos, threes and fours.
||SE Arizona, USA
||Just another boomer getting back to his numismatic roots. Primary collecting interest is LE Bust Halves in the VF+ to XF+ range. Currently have 121 different die marriages and die stages. Really like those terminal die states, the crustier the better.
||I've been collecting coins on and off for about 30 years now. I focus heavily on World coins including Australia, Great Britain pre-decimals, and South America. Minor interests include Japan and Russia. I collect world silver crown-sized coins and coins with chopmarks or counterstamps on them. I am attempting a coin from every country collection. My special passion is my Kitty collection; a collection of coins, notes and tokens with images of felines on them.
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