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RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 516 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have a couple 10 year olds who I want to get started in the hobby. I picked up these 2 for stocking stuffers. I hope they spark interest. What do you think?


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    KliaoKliao Posts: 5,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think you have a couple good picks. Also, simple things like buffalo nickels and merc dimes should also spark a little interest.

    Young Numismatist/collector
    75 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 45 members and counting!

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    goodmoney4badmoneygoodmoney4badmoney Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭✭

    When I was a kid my Dad used to put various foreign coins in my stocking, was fun and interesting to look through. I still have a jar full of them.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No more YN's in the family at this time.... some toddlers might become interested in a few years. I always give the parents an ASE for the newborn... hoping they show it to them later and it sparks an interest. Cheers, RickO

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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

    I have 3 young grandkds and will give each a modern Lincoln cent book. Hopefully they will get interested. Other older grandkids i gave a silver proof set to but they didn't like it.

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    dunkleosteus430dunkleosteus430 Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 17, 2022 4:06PM

    You don't even need to spend that much; I was hooked by a common, raw, circulated sacagawea dollar at about 5-6 years old. In fact, I think it might be better if the coin were something that they could hold and touch.

    Young Numismatist

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,845 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think this OP gift is perfect. It would hook me!

    I was hooked by a circulated 1972 Ike. It doesn't take much if you have the bug.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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