Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Briguy, Oct 26, 2014.
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1954-1956 I had a morning and evening paper route. Subscription prices were low, so most folks paid with change. How low? The morning paper was twice a week, and I collected 40 cents a month. Ten cent tip was standard (hey that's 25% of the subscription price). Banks had no problems selling me rolls, and I'd look through them, and take them right back. Tellers would ask me if I found anything good, and ask how many more rolls I needed. That's when banks wanted your business, no matter how small.
Ya that's the best part, that weekly stock or new goodies to sort through. That is exactly why I coin roll hunt. Each week I dump and then re buy mostly nickels and halves. Just to have something to play with. Best part about coin roll hunting is that unless I pull some coins it don't cost nothing to play. Pocket change usually makes up for coins I pull out.
Have you escalated to the point of no return?
There, and beyond.
"Hey Boys, Check it Out!" he dumped the coins onto the table. I had never seen that much money. "Who wants to help me sort these?" My brothers stepped backwards. I was mesmerized. and officially hooked.
It started at Bob's News in 1974. I was just browsing and saw one of the coin publications with a photo of a Silver Art Bar. I started buying them for $5.50ppd each while people kept telling me that it was impossible because the dang government made gold and silver ownership illegal. I started reading some of the coin stuff in NN CW etc, publications I was buying for Art Bar ads.
So it really started with Art Bars. But the coin bug was biting. By 1980 I read Bowers' High Profits From Rare Coins, the Garrett Book, Kamin's How To Make Money In Coins etc. And I made my first big deal coin purchase from Joe Flynn--a 1931S Buff nickel in MS65. I was on the road to riches and the rest as they say: Never Happened.
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