I have been a collector since I was a child.... mostly aimless & pointless collections. Nothing very valuable, not too trendy, and rarely in mint condition. Just a plethora of "stuff" that I've had fun adding to through the years. If I have at least 3, I consider it a collection. I'll be posting a different collection daily, Monday through Friday, and spotlighting some other marvelous collections I've discovered on the weekends. I hope you stop by often!
Saturday, March 3, 2012
THE WEEKEND COLLECTOR: Coin Collecting Boards
You've all seen those little boards with round slots in them for coin collectors, right? My brother was an avid coin collector back in the '50s, I can still remember his stacks of coin folder albums, with their blue covers, filled with Mercury dimes, Indian Head nickels, pennies, quarters and half dollars. The silver coins really were silver back then, and pennies were worth at least a penny! Although I wasn't a coin collector myself, I did have a few silver dimes and quarters squirreled away.
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David Lange has been a collector of coin collecting boards for many years. He has turned his long-time hobby into a specialty. Not only is he an expert on his particular niche in the coin collecting realm, but he has written a book, entitled: Coin Collecting Boards of the 1930s and 1940s. He has written seven books on coins, and serves as Research Director of NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation), and writes a column for the Numismatist, the monthly journal of the American Numismatic Association. David is busy writing a multi-volume series of books on coin folders and albums.
Thanks to David for sharing his board photos with us! You might also enjoy seeing where he stores all of his albums. (Seeing his neat shelves makes me think in my next life, perhaps I'll collect something small!)