I think Central States made me a world collector

I am from Iowa and had Friday off so I decided to wake up early and make the drive to Central States. I arrived at open and everyone seemed to start near the entrance so I went to the other side to start my looking. I didn't know it was the foreign coin section until I started looking at the tables but there were a lot of really great designs I liked from Germany and Austria, I have been to both a few times so I am sort of partial to them. I saw a lot of interesting coins and world medals that really interests me. Being from Iowa and only going to shows in Iowa really doesn't give me the opportunity to see many world coins I ended up spending more time in that section than I did in the U.S. section, I picked up a few Third Reich Germany medals but I don't know much so I refrained from spending too much before I learn more about what I am getting into.
Dealers were also much more friendly than U.S. coin dealers at least in my experience.

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  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 427 ✭✭✭

    Dabbling in both is fun and world will open you up to a lot of history that you probably never thought about.

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 10,538 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like you had a great time. Glad you got to see alot of world coins.

    Lots to choose from to pursue your interests!

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  • messydeskmessydesk Posts: 15,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I ended up spending more on non-US than US coins at this show, coming home with two thalers (as well as some US stuff).

  • EVillageProwlerEVillageProwler Posts: 5,551 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MorganMan94,

    Collecting world coins affords you much greater variety and history than collecting US. It’s also usually much cheaper than US coins of comparable quality and rarity.

    Hang out here, read up on the threads here, and feel free to ask questions.

    Oh - here we’re much less focused on slabs and micro-grading. Most of us just like cool coins!

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  • bidaskbidask Posts: 10,538 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @messydesk said:
    I ended up spending more on non-US than US coins at this show, coming home with two thalers (as well as some US stuff).

    :) You are becoming a darksider ! B)

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  • Bob13Bob13 Posts: 432 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's how it begins...!

  • mkman123mkman123 Posts: 6,699 ✭✭✭✭

    You'll find world coins much more exciting and so much to choose from......get bored of one country, well there are plenty of other countries you can collect!

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  • sarikanairsarikanair Posts: 138 ✭✭

    It’s always a great habit to visit as many events, seminars, coin shows and auctions as a collector... You might find gems that you might have never imagined before... Glad to know that you had a wonderful time in Central States... Cheers!

  • KkathylKkathyl Posts: 2,968 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pictures please

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 10,522 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup, sounds like you had fun. Pics would be nice !!! :)

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  • MorganMan94MorganMan94 Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Traveling for work, pictures coming this weekend.

  • MorganMan94MorganMan94 Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry for being so late with the photos, here were my purchases.






  • bidaskbidask Posts: 10,538 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MorganMan94 said:
    Sorry for being so late with the photos, here were my purchases.






    What is the last Nazi medal you posted ? Silver ?

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  • btcollectsbtcollects Posts: 154 ✭✭✭

    ...aaand it's all Nazi stuff

  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 7,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pretty unique eagle depiction in that last medal.

  • tonedSilvertonedSilver Posts: 142 ✭✭✭

    The last three medals appear to be zinc based on the corrosion on them.

  • ZoharZohar Posts: 6,204 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see a few Karl Goetz satirical medals. Tag shows they came from Karl Stephens..well done.

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