Collector Spotlight: Wayne Karlin
The Aurora Borealis Collection is probably familiar to a lot of you here. But you may not know as much about the numismatist behind the collection.
However, that's about to change as the owner of one of the most colorful displays in numismatics, found the PCGS Registry Set of Wayne Karlin shares his collecting journey. Joining around 2010, Karlin began building a set of Proof Indian Cents before turning his attention to his famous Aurora Borealis set of toned coins. It’s a venture many decades in the making. “In 1976, I had a good friend of mine who started a coin shop with his dad in our small community at the time.” His first toned coin purchase was a beautiful 1893 Barber Dime, which he kept for a few years before starting a family and selling the coin. “But it was that very coin that got me started for my love of toned coins.”
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