I inherited a small eclectic collection of U.S. and World coins from my step Mom...
First let me say just how much I love and appreciate my Dad.
He turned 80 earlier this year, has a touch of Parkinson's but a memory like a steel trap.
My step Mom's father passed away last year and she discovered his random coin collection this year...I'm the collector in the family so she wanted me to have it. I promised to tell her if I discovered anything amazing of course.
Her father came to the U.S. from Germany in the 50's.
My Dad called me to tell me it was on the way and he was sorting them for me by how "nice" the conditions were ...I told him thanks but he can send it all together and it would likely take me just a few hours to get through it for them and told him don't clean or wipe any of them lol!
My step Mom was in the background hilariously yelling "Your Dad is looking at them all with a loupe but can't see an f'ing thing, his eyes are terrible" as my Dad was asking her "what year do you see on this?!", he was checking out the large cent lol.
My Dad, originally a PHD chemist, used to write in a perfect font...now's he got a bit shaky shaky. But he put so much effort into all this it made me tear up a bit. I think he really enjoyed going through them for me. He was always fascinated by coins and certainly inspired my love of them but he never collected.
He sorted nearly all the coins and currency by years and worldly locations.
I just wanted to show how much effort he put into this and mention how much I thoroughly enjoyed going through all this.
Long story short, I think the German silver were the nicest of the bunch. The bent and fairly destroyed large cent I genuinely love. The most valuable stuff (according to what I looked up) are some of the lovely cuban currencies and older German bills.
Nothing incredibly valuable but I just wanted to share how much I appreciated and enjoyed doing this and receiving such a special gift and want to share the love and positive vibes with you all.
My step Mom has 3 sons all much younger than I am...I'm going to send them all one of the German silver coins in a nice little holder because they were very close with their grandfather.
Coins are Neato!
"If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright