How did you get bitten by the coin bug?
I used to go through all of my change to fill penny and nickel Whitman folders as a kid. Similar start for many of you?
As an adult I occasionally go through boxes of nickels trying to fill all of my holes for 1938 to 1961. Still missing 19, so a long way off, but am always surprised about how excited I get to start a new box :-) most recent find was a 1951s.
Anyway, as you can see by my other posts I recently inherited a collection and am starting to realize how cool a hobby it is. Enjoy having examples of many old American coins, even if some of them are cleaned and/or not in the best shape.