Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Coin collection

Elaine and I have been "playing" with our coin collections recently. We have done very little with them during the past 20 years. We had many of the "state quarters" but never put them in a folder and cashed them in some time go. This "Barber of Liberty Head" carries a date of 1896. This is significant to both Elaine and I since both of our Dads were born in that year; my Dad on October 18 and Elaine's Dad on October 26. This is one coin that we will plan to pass on to family. We started our "collection" during our early years back in Virginia. We never did take it very seriously and a few times a year we would try to catch up our Whitman books of pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters, half dollars and silver dollars. We have cashed in all  of the silver dollars over the years and all of the books have many vacant "slots". We are of a notion to have a local dealer turn them into cash but will see if some of the family would like them. The total "collection" is certainly of limited value in comparison to the time that was spent in putting it together. 

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