The person who coined (no pun intended) the phrase "Money can't by you happiness." was obviously not a coin collector. Or paper currency for that matter. What I mean by this is quite simple. I worked with a gentlemen for the past three years until his retirement yesterday. While I do not know him as well as I would like, a conversation about Jefferson Nickels came out of the blue as he talked about finding a 2004 Keel Boat in pocket change. As he spoke of showing it to his daughter and the discussion of coinage, I saw something in his expression which the word joy alone could not explain. Now myself, being the hoarder that I am, selected one each of a Philadelphia and Denver mint from all four issues and presented him with them the following day. The look I received magnified that feeling mentioned from the day before two-fold.
One undeniable fact remains. The true value of a coin, even the most common, worn out and passed over will far exceed that of even the rarest of coinage.