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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 completed my first set of Liberty Head dimes in the early 1950s, and in the recent past I was interested|
in Maria Therasia Talers and chopmarked coins, and completed a Hong Kong set by type. For the last several years I've been working on the coins of Japan, however this type set has turned into a country set with present efforts centering around early copper and brass coins.
||Mark "Sparky" Watson
||My 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.
||(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 besides WINS, I'm a member of the following hobby organizations: ANA#150114, CONECA #2045, Fly-In #1223, CNS/COINS #0087, NCADD #55,
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.
||My parents were told that I should have a hobby so|
they 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 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,
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)
any dollar I can find. Also a Canadian set of all small
cents, all nickels, and non-silver dimes thru twoonies.
||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.
||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 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 and 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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|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 both US and Canadian back in|
1968, 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.
||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.
|I love all coinage and currency for its historical and artistic value. For collecting purposes, I am very much a United States collector. I'm currently working on completing my Jefferson Nickel set, with an occasional Barber dime or pretty much anything I find intriguing. My future goal is to collect Morgan dollars. My dream acquisition would be to own Saint Gardens Double Eagle.
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