New wheatie collector!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by d.t.menace, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. d.t.menace

    d.t.menace Member

    :thumb: No,not me.I'm talking about my 7 year old son. He's starting to show more interest in coins now and yesterday he told me he wanted a set of steelies.So we sat down and checked out ebay and this is what he bought(with his own allowance money mind you!):high5:

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  3. DoK U Mint

    DoK U Mint In Odd we Trust

    Good start! Steelies are what got me intrigued.
  4. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    That is a great start. Now I think dad should buy him a nice dansco album to hold them. :)
  5. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

  6. d.t.menace

    d.t.menace Member

    Yeah,he'll have his own album.I just have to make sure he keeps his grubby little fingers out of mine!
  7. Arizona Jack

    Arizona Jack The Lincoln-ator

    Welcome !!

    The book that is the bible of the series is by David Lange,

    The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents......available everywhere:smile
  8. d.t.menace

    d.t.menace Member

    I appreciate the advice about the books.I guess I should clarify that I was posting that my son is the new collector. I'm fairly new on this board and I do have my own Lincoln collection thats about 95% complete and I do have the book you mentioned.I was just happy that now me and him have something else to do together.
  9. schatzy

    schatzy ~Roosie Fanatic~

    Send me a PM with your address and I will send him some BU Lincolns for free!! Got to get them addicted young. :D
  10. Goldstone

    Goldstone Digging for Gold

    I would go to your local coin dealer and get a handful of wheats (don't pay more than $0.08 from the dealer bin) and he would probably have a lot of fun looking through them!
  11. mgChevelle

    mgChevelle AMERICAN

    thats a great start. wheaties are what got me started, great way to go. your son would have a blast going through a bag of mixed wheaties. cheap too
  12. grizz

    grizz numismatist

  13. SNDMN59

    SNDMN59 New Member

    Also do roll searching , cheaper than e b -- and more thrilling , for the unkown what might be in that roll ? Maybe a indian cent.
    do not forget the pocket change they do show up every now and then.
    By the way it is great you and your son working together.'
    im now 51 anf my dad is 92 , but at the time it was not coins , it was building muscle cards and street rods.
    Presently his mind his good and we talk and laugh about being together

    by the way welcome to the forumn :thumb:
  14. JJK78

    JJK78 Member

    That is great to hear! Tell him he did well on his first purchase and to have spent his own allowance money too! He will definitely respect the coins more in the future i think.
    Glad you found a hobby you can share together:high5:
  15. DoK U Mint

    DoK U Mint In Odd we Trust

    Dang. Just taking a break from "Honey~do" stuff. Was reading a post somewhere here about "The 1st ones free" and now i read this!!!!:)

    Next he'll need a container so he can to stick it
    into proper formation!:bigeyes:
  16. Just Carl

    Just Carl Numismatist

    Don't know if there are any in your area but you might want to check Google for coin shows in your area. And if you live near a state line, try the other state also. Just go to take him to a coin show.
    Another thing is to check out the Walmart Web site for books. They usually sell for a lot less than almost anyone on the internet.
    If your son is into computers also try And the person that has that web site has two books out on just Lincoln Cents and you can usually buy coins and books there also.
    Not sure if you have any flea markets in your area but around here there are always coin dealers at our flea markets and no where on Earth can prices be better than what I've found at flea markets and garage/yard/estate sales.
    I guess lots of people start with those Steel Cents. One dealer at a local flea market told me he sells lots and lots of them every week. Usually he wants $0.25 for almost Uncirc ones. He tried for $0.50 but no takers. He usually has hundreds of the well shot looking ones for about a dime. Less if you buy lots of them.
  17. snaz

    snaz Registry fever

    Awesome! Could always use one more! Make sure to have him join the forum when you feel it is appropriate for him to do so, and he could learn on his own time.
  18. the_man12

    the_man12 Amateur Photographer

    Look at this saint! :thumb:
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