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Coin Collecting

Discussion in 'Household, Hobbies & Pets' started by Princess Pyro, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Princess Pyro

    Princess Pyro New Member

    I was wondering if anyone else on this site collects coins?

    I've been collecting for about 2 years, and have recently moved to buying coins, instead of collecting ones I found i circulation. I have almost every limited 50c, 20c and $1 ever produce. I also have some British, Indonesian, New Zealand, Thailand and Japanese coins. My older coins include: a 1736 Russian Polushka, 1939 German Riechspfennig, 1944 German Riechspfennig, an Australian 1952 Penny and an Australian 1914 Penny.

    And soon I'll have 50 more pennies, and hopefully some ancient Greek and Roman coins from Ebay.

    So, anyone else share this hobby? [​IMG]
     
  2. Lia

    Lia New Member

    I haven't but I seen my friends collection.
     
  3. Princess Pyro

    Princess Pyro New Member

    I got another coin! It's a $5 coin made to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of ANZAC Day. Can't wait for the rest to arrive (I have about $80 worth of coins coming this week)
     
  4. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Wow!!! PP I could send you some British coins if you want? It'd only be current coins in usage but I can certainly send you some!

    I've never been a coin collector although I find coins pretty interesting! Mum has a few old old HUGE coins. I have no idea what they are, I would assume they're British though.
     
  5. Princess Pyro

    Princess Pyro New Member

    Maybe if you take a few photos of the older coins, I might be able to identify them.

    If you could send me some coins, that would be great [​IMG] I'll PM you my address
     
  6. thistle

    thistle New Member

    I used to collect coins as a child but never seriously. I "might" still have some Icelandic coins from when I was on holiday there, if you want them (and if I can find them) then they're yours PP [​IMG]. the only one that I will never part with is an arabic coin of some description that my grandfather picked up during WW2 .......... probably of no monetary value at all but I know he kept it in his pocket as a good luck charm through the war and was carrying it at the D-Day landings. After he gave it to me (to add to my collection) I had it turned into an earring and wore it for all my school exams and for every job interview I've had.

    Sounds silly but I nearly forgot to take it to my last interview and had to run home for it in a panic lol.

    anyhoo .......... I'll have a rake soon and see what I have that you might want [​IMG]
     
  7. Princess Pyro

    Princess Pyro New Member

    Thanks Thistle [​IMG]

    I got some more coins today. Some 3pence coins from the 50's and 60's. And a mint $1 coin. Also coming this week is an ancient coin (either Greek or Roman) and a round 50cent coin, which was only produced in 1966 (they went out of production due to the amount they cost to make- they were 80% silver).

    I'm so excited [​IMG]
     
  8. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    I'm still gathering up UK coinage for you!
     
  9. Princess Pyro

    Princess Pyro New Member

    Thought I might give a bit of an update on my collection:
    I now have around 214 coins, including:
    - A full set of Israeli Sheqels.
    - An ancient Roman coin

    I'm getting a Roman coin this week, it has Remus and Romulus on it. Also, in the next couple of weeks I am getting a coin that was in circulation in Biblical Israel. It will be the oldest in my collection, being around 2100 years old
     
  10. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Wow that's a fantastic collection!! WTG you!!!
     
  11. Potholer

    Potholer Active Member

    That Roman coin sounds So Cool! Ahh can you imagine, 2100 years ago someone would have been holding that coin and paying for something with it.... incredible. Artifacts are so amazing.
     
  12. Princess Pyro

    Princess Pyro New Member

    That what I love about coins. The thought that years ago, someone was using this for something as simple as buying lunch :p
     
  13. sara

    sara New Member

    Would you like any american $$?
    I have some money that I got when my grandma died and I was told some of it is worth money. Would you know anything about american coins?
     
  14. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    That's quite a spooky thought PP, someone used those coins oh so long ago!
     
  15. Princess Pyro

    Princess Pyro New Member

    If you send me a photo of the coins, I will se what I can find out about them. Or, if you look on google, you might be able to find the addrss and number of someone who does it proffessionally in your area :)
     

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