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How Did You Start Coin Collecting?

How Did You Start Coin Collecting?
When I was growing up, my dad was always a collector. Whether it was Beanie Babies, Marlboro cigarette branded paraphernalia, model cars, or coins he was certainly passionate about collecting. He was especially passionate about numismatics, or coin collecting. Now when my father would decide he was collecting something, he went all in. He would become consumed and become addicted until he was able to complete his goals. The unique aspect of being a coin collector is there are always more coins to collect or better conditions ones to upgrade to. 

I can recall many visits where I would find myself in my dad's office sitting at his table covered in his favorite coin, the Lincoln Wheat Cent. While at the time I may not have appreciated it fully, he would tell me stories about the coins, the people who produced them, and the culture surrounding them, the unique errors that he would search for, what aspects determine the condition of the coin. 

Unfortunately, my father passed away a few years ago. But I'm still connected to him through numismatics. It's a way for me to remember him, and the conversations we had about coins. Whenever I'm looking at coins, I can still hear his voice, talking about each coin's history and beauty.

Coin collecting is a hobby that I find deeply fulfilling and enjoyable. I love learning about coins and the various ways they can be collected. I have a wide variety of coins, from ancient coins to U.S. coins, and I'm always looking to add to my collection.

Coin collecting is more than just a hobby; it's a way to connect with the past, with history and with the people who came before us. It's a way to honor those who have passed away. It's a way to remember my father and the passion he had for numismatics. I can see him now watching over myself and my brother, proudly smiling down at us running the business that grew through his passion for coin collecting.  

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