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Any Numismatists Around These Parts?

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Just curious to see if I'm the only one. I have a lot of interesting stuff, thought it would be fun to share with others who enjoy the hobby.
 

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I had to google what Numismatists were. Yes, I try to collect as much currency as I can! Unfortunately, I also have a bad habit of spending it as well. :(
 

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My mother actually is... She had a coworker who traveled the world and brought back currency (mostly coins) from other areas of the world. My wife and I actually just brought some belizian money back for her.

I'm going down there this weekend, I'll see if I can't take some snap shots of what she has to share with you.
 

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A professor of mine is a coin collector if that is the same. He taught me how much you can learn about a civilization by their currency.
 

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My mother actually is... She had a coworker who traveled the world and brought back currency (mostly coins) from other areas of the world. My wife and I actually just brought some belizian money back for her.

I'm going down there this weekend, I'll see if I can't take some snap shots of what she has to share with you.
That would be awesome, foreign currency is so much nicer looking than ours. We got lazy.

A professor of mine is a coin collector if that is the same. He taught me how much you can learn about a civilization by their currency.
Yes sir, any study or collecting of currency falls into the category of Numismatics.

I was really big into it as a kid and got a bunch of cool stuff, but I've made a lot of money recently on things I found in rolls of various denominations of coins I bought from banks.

In one roll of nickels, I found 2 Jefferson nickels where there is no line or detail for the neck, so it looks like Jefferson's head is floating. I was able to find almost no information on the error until I called a guy in Chicago that told me that he only knows of a few of them that have ever been up for sale, and that they have gone for no less than $50, and as much as $125. So I did what any rational person would do, and I put it on ebay :D

And from the 2 boxes of pennies I spent $50 on, I was able to separate the copper pennies and sell them off and return the rest to the bank. All total, I made a profit of $25 for work I was gonna do anyway. And I kept all the real valuable stuff for myself.
 

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