Sunday, June 15, 2008

Some rarities circulated through many hands

Today it is a great treasure, easily among the top few coins to have been available to every American coin collector if they had only wanted an example.

The end of the school year and the arrival of summer used to signal an increased pace in coin hunting by kids during the heyday of the circulation finds era.

Sure, you can collect all the year round, but summertime meant more time for a kid to be a kid and for me that meant working on my coin collection.
It used to be perilously close to a competition. Who had found the best coin in circulation was a very common concern for young collectors in the 1950s. In fact, the best coins I ever saw found in circulation were those of . . .

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