Collecting Coins from the US
by, 01-22-2012 at 08:59 AM (396 Views)
On January 15th i started a collection of US coins.
I never collected coins before so i was looking for some information about it and i stumbled upon this and other great sites with information.
As i live in Belgium it is not very easy to get your hands on some coins from the US, at least that is what i thought.
I registered myself on this forum, introduced myself and told what i wanted to collect,....
Result, my inbox with private messages got flooded with people asking my address to send me some coins
From this forum alone i am expecting 10 packages to get here, and on another forum there are 4 packages on its way to me
Now, to send packages from the US to Belgium it takes a while, (between 7 days and 2 weeks i have been told)
But then i got an idea, someone from my workplace was just on vacation to the US, so i asked her if she had some coins left.
She had, and she gave them to me.
No special coins as far as i know, but hey, a man has to start a collection somewhere and i was very happy with them.
Meanwhile i was browsing the internet and i found some nice coins i would like, but all to expensive for me at the moment.
I found silver dollars and i loved them.
The only thing is that i don't have much cash to spare at this moment (but that will change soon) so i cant buy them yet.
And then it happens:
There was a contest on this forum.
All participants will get a prize and there was a grand prize for the winner.
I thought to myself, what should i do and eventually i started to write a piece about the Belgian 1 franc piece and its history (Prize for all participating + A Grand Prize
I never won anything before in my life, and i was happy that all participants could get something, so that was a win win situation anyway.
When the results of the contest came in i was shocked
I managed to get a shared second place
The price: a 1923 Peace Dollar
So that coin will be the pride of my starting collection for a long time when it arrives
Here is a list of coins i already have:
1982 P Small date Brass
1986 P (2 times)
1995 P (2 times)
2009 P Presidency
Roosevelt Clad dime:
2009 P Guam
America the Beautiful
2010 P Yosemite National park
2010 p Westward Journey
See you on the next blog entry