Welcome to Steve's blog, sharing stories of his professional coin career, 1963 to date. Enjoy stories of Steve's numismatic journey.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nearly 50 Years of Coin Stories Begin Here

So, what is this blog all about?  What can you expect to see here?

Over the past few years, collectors and others have regularly suggested that Steve share stories of his experiences as a coin dealer.  He's begun gathering and documenting some of these stories; soon he will begin to slowly share them within this blog.

Did you know?  Steve's awareness of numismatics began with a sock filled with coins left by his maternal grandmother when she died in the early 1960s.  He was asked to go find out what these coins were and what they were worth.  It was just a small accumulation -- like many people possess -- except they were accumulated during the early part of the 1900s. The sock contained nothing rare or extremely valuable.

But learning that a worn Flying Eagle Cent was worth $12 definitely grabbed his attention and his focus began to shift from the brokerage business (where he was a young clerk) to numismatics.