The first time I started collecting coins was in 2017, when I was about 10 years old that was when I found a 1929-d walking liberty half dollar from coin box of coins he kept from my grandfather's childhood in the 1950s. He had a lot of nice silver, copper, and buffalos in the coin books and boxes of coins. I wanted to know where they came from and why he kept them. I got a good answer. He sadly stopped collecting because in 1965, people were getting all the silver that they could afford so he gave up because he could not find anything in circulation. He should have looked harder. I collect coins for that reason, because it feels good to get a coin that is rare.
The place of where it came from is also interesting
to know because most likely if it is further away it is older (Unless it is a
proof). It is also seeing what happened to those coins, or why they are
different, that is interesting to know about your coin. Your coin can also represent
a picture or a certain person place or thing or Idea. It is also interesting discovering
some coins that were not known for a long time. Even in circulation today you
can discover something new. You might know what it looks like, but that does
not mean you have that coin and know what picture it goes with. Why was that
coin minted was the design going to be on another coin like a or a Washington nickel and Lincoln nickels
were unusual( these were not actual coins, but they were designs that could
have been coins). The 1943 tin cent is an actual cent that is an interesting
story I do not know what it is but I do. Every coin Tells a story weather it is
normal or not it is still interesting.
And weather the story is interesting the coins are still coins of
history no matter how they look( never judge a coin by it's cover. Just because
it looks normal,
not make it normal. I have been interested
in why Jefferson nickels were minted first in 1938? Why could the essential
workers pick the Jefferson nickel design in 1943 for the bicentennial in 1743? The
Roosevelt dime was following the passing of FDR, then with Kennedy, then who is
next? Joe Biden?(He would not be good on a coin).