We here at the ANA are so fortunate to be surrounded by fellow collectors and coin enthusiast whom we can talk to and share ideas with. It's always fun to show off our collections, write blogs and leave comments. When I think of coins I think of the ANA web-site and all it has to offer. It's having a special group of friends with a like hobby. I've never really given it much thought about other people around me in my daily life who might be interested in Numismatics as well. Until the other day.... I had received two copies of the new Kagin's Auction catalog in the mail and decided to bring the extra one to work. To my great surprise two fellow co-workers we're also into coins and currency! Who would have thought! ; )
The first person told me that he has his Father's collection of Civil War Currency and Pre-Revoluntary War Notes. He's been adding to that collection from time to time. My other new "Numi" friend has several different coin collections and prefers proof coins. She also has coins that we're passed down to her from her Mother and Mother-In-Law's collections. She shared this funny story with me... When she was a little girl she got into her Mom's penny collection, found a pretty one, took it out and being very pleased with herself proceeded to go and buy some penny candy with it. Unfortunately the penny she spent was her Mom's 1909-S V.D.B. Wheat Cent... Not good... Mom was not happy ; ( Now 55 years later laughing as she tells this story, she still remembers one heck of a spanking... haha This just goes to show you there are fellow Numi's all around us! And needless to say the Kagin's Catalog was big hit! Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed it. Comments are always welcomed.