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Question: Coin Collectors, Anyone? :: Total Votes:13
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no 5 [38.46%]
no, but thinking about starting. 1 [7.69%]
Nope, Never. 1 [7.69%]
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Topic: Coin Collectors, Anyone?, Do you collect rare coins or currency?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Anybody here collect rare coins and currency of any type?

I am into it a little, but Tom is really into such. Watches, guns and fountain pens too. Also antique clocks.

But not stamps.

What do you collect?

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My Dad's collection was pretty extensive. He gave it to me before he died. I haven't had any appraised yet. But, some look pretty rare.

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My Dad's collection was pretty extensive. He gave it to me before he died. I haven't had any appraised yet. But, some look pretty rare.

What type of stuff does it consist of?

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My Dad's collection was pretty extensive. He gave it to me before he died. I haven't had any appraised yet. But, some look pretty rare.

What type of stuff does it consist of?

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I'll give it a look over this weekend.

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I like to dabble in old coins & currency.
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Haphazardly. Running a cash register at work I find all sorts of coins, and keep them in an old jewelry box. Oddly I usually find them at the end of the night. I wonder why no one ever notices them as they're taking them, evidently I do it too. One of these days we'll sort them all out and see what they're worth.

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My Dad's collection was pretty extensive. He gave it to me before he died. I haven't had any appraised yet. But, some look pretty rare.

What type of stuff does it consist of?

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I'll give it a look over this weekend.

I got this. It consists mostly of coins. Exclusively actually.


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My Dad's collection was pretty extensive. He gave it to me before he died. I haven't had any appraised yet. But, some look pretty rare.

What type of stuff does it consist of?

-Don-

I'll give it a look over this weekend.

I got this. It consists mostly of coins. Exclusively actually.

Maybe. I've been fooled before.

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My Dad's collection was pretty extensive. He gave it to me before he died. I haven't had any appraised yet. But, some look pretty rare.

What type of stuff does it consist of?

-Don-

I'll give it a look over this weekend.

I got this. It consists mostly of coins. Exclusively actually.

Maybe. I've been fooled before.

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I stopped once on side of a 2-lane  Texas public road that was within a mile or so of an old fort site. There was also an "iron"  bridge within a few feet that crossed a branch of the Brazos  (Yes, I'm being vague about the exact spot).

My guess was the bridge was constructed at a spot which Indians and early settlers and frontier-time soldiers would have crossed.

I looked down, and noticed a few pieces of broken china and some rusty square nails, right on the roadside.

I reached down to pick up the broken china, and my eye caught sight of something round.

A 1856 quarter.

Worth very little to other collectors, but I would not sell it for $1,000.


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Yeah, it's very "rare" that I ever have money. :(

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Do you collect rare coins or currency?

I tried it for a year or two back in the late 1980's after finding myself in possession of a roll of silver dimes and some rare pennies. As a hobby, it can be entertaining. As a source of income, it was pretty much a waste of time.


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I reached down to pick up the broken china, and my eye caught sight of something round.

A 1856 quarter.

Worth very little to other collectors, but I would not sell it for $1,000.

Does it look like this? :



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