How Did You Start Coin Collecting?
I've been getting back into the hobby, picking up where I left off when I was a kid, and I realized that I was on my own when I first started. All I had was a few magazines and sometimes my parents might take me into a pawn shop to ask a few questions. Well, I got older and the coins were put away and I just sort of forgot about them. Now I'm in my 30's, I've got a family of my own, and I was just wondering if I might have missed out on something when I was a kid. You know, a mentor or something. There wasn't any internet that I could reach out to find information on, just the library...if anyone remembers those things? So, out of the interest of learning and teaching, I would like to hear your own stories about how you started in the numismatic hobby so that I might gain some insight into my own experiences and pass that wisdom on.
Thanks for sharing your stories!