I joined about a week ago and I collect the above areas (see title). My wife is from Latin America & perhaps that started my interest in Latin American coins. I like the variety of designs issued by the "early" Latin American Republics. These coins are very hard for me to find and it represents a good balance between my limited checkbook and finding the stuff to buy. I'm trying to learn Spanish (but am not too good at it) and like to learn about the history behind the coins. I have what one dealer describes as a "humoros website":bart: meaning I guess that it's sort of crude since I did it myself and it clearly doesn't look professional. However I enjoy hacking at it and am trying to research the history behind the stuff. The link is here: www.coinsandhistory.com There's nothing for sale (except reference books) on it: it's just a coin info site. On Ancients these are a lot more expensive than my other area and I can only make an occasional stab at buying a pretty [to me] coin once in a while. I have very few Greek (incl. Asia Minor) but many more Roman. I can never come close to even having a representative collection as this area is very expensive. This year I bought a total of 7 Ancient coins including one for my neice which will be for her 1st confirmation in 2013. Of these new coins, 3 are Greek & 4 are Roman- including the one used for my avatar. Like most here I love to yak about coins and could use input about stuff: what to collect & etc. Should I keep my concentration in Roman or should I expend even more into Greek? I guess I've been doing this as in the previous 5 years I don't recall getting any Greek tho I did bid on some. Also any sugestions on how to improve my website would be appreciated since I just did it myself. correction 2 are Greek & 5 are Roman, I knew that was too many Greeks. Still 2 is a big improvement over zero from prev years.