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The beginning (true first collection) I forgot!!

28 Apr 2015

After I posted my mint proof set collection, which I thought got me into collecting coins, I called my mom to see when I could get together with her and grandma, (grandma getting very old) to see what they have. Mom asked me to remember a story I told her when I came home from a weekend visit with grandpa, (he passed several years back). After some discussion, I did remember.....long story short, born and raised in a small town in northern MN. Grandpa was a talker and when I did spend with time he and grandma, we went and visited all of their friends, because that's what they did, (they were OLD!!) any way, way back when I was like 5 or 6, we went and visited "an old friend" ( will never remember his name) he gave me a real big coin, and I noticed it had my birth year on it, I had no clue what it was, and to be honest, didn't care nor give it a second thought until now! I have a small box of "memories"...in it I found that old coin (forgot to mention grandma took it from me for safe keeping!!) along with a penny, a dime, a nickel, a quarter, and the half dollar, all with my birth year. Grandma found every coin of my birth year and put them in the hard plastic protector......the large coin on its own was an Eisenhower dollar from someone I only met once! I guess as I sit here and post this on my account, I now realize, coins have been a bigger part of my life than I thought, it brings back some very good memories! I also remember when grandpa came to visit after that, he would always have Susan B. in his pocket for me too, and yes..... I still have them

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