I know for me each and every coin is a work of art, art created during the time of minting but that art never stopped being made. Every nick, scratch, dent, embellishment, toning, mark and detail on the coin adds to its individual profile. It adds to the story of the coin. Some more obvious then others like counter marks, carvings and alterations. Each coin is from a place with its own history, from the hands of people who we will never meet, or truly know. It leaves us guessing, thinking, wondering and pondering about their lives and history. Some people collect silver and gold for their value, some people collect coins of ancient times, coins of the modern era, or coins of the world. Why do you collect? What do you collect? What do you find in coins, that you don't find anywhere else? This is an old coin from my collection, a severely worn classic head large cent. Something about it just fascinated me, coins are weird in that each coin provokes a different fascination, unlike the rest.