Coin Collecting…a fun little hobbie.

1931 S Lincoln Cent 2
I have been going through some of the coins that we found in Kevin’s mom’s house and came across this penny. According to information that I’ve found online this is kind of a neat penny. Not a real scarce one, but one that is not real common either. Well, I showed this picture to a coin collector when I was picking up some of the little card board folders to put the pennies in and he scoffed at it…(made me feel kind of dumb) and said it was no big deal because it looked like it had been cleaned. (Cleaning lowers the value.) Now that’s funny…a penny, found where we found it…that looked like it’d been cleaned? Oh well. So much for the “discovery”! Fun anyway, clean or dirty to me! I think I could get into this coin collecting thing…except for the fact that to sit over a bunch of coins and look at the dates, etc., is so hard on the neck! I did find that it was much easier to see the fine detail if I used my digital camera on macro-zoom. Almost as good as a microscope! Here is a sample of the zoom!
Zoom of the date.
Even though we didn’t find a million bucks, it was still fun to find the neat old pennies that we did.
Another cool kind of penny that we found were the Indian Head pennies. It is so neat to have an old penny that is 137 years old. And to think that our ancestors held it. I figure that Kevin’s Grandma for sure had it first as she was the collector…maybe even his Great Grandma? Here is the Indian Head Penny.
I’ve guess I’ve just found another little hobby to do every now and then…and you can bet that I will not pass up any of the pennies that I find lying on the ground…as if I ever did!

About Moqqi

I was born in the Midwest but I have actually lived more of my life on the West Coast. I am looking forward to that day when I once again am living in the Midwest. Hopefully that will mean that I am retired and getting to live life at a bit of a slower pace! I've been married to the same guy for 36 years! We met when he was working for a semi-pro hockey team and I was selling tickets to the games. He also played hockey at an amateur and college level and I think I fell instantly in love when we went ice skating together and he saved me from crashing when someone behind me fell (I was skating backwards, he was skating forward, so we were facing each other.) and he reached out with his big, strong arms and grabbed both of my upper arms and just stopped me dead in my tracks to make sure I didn't fall over the person. My Hercules! I have two children, a son and a daughter. My son is an Registered Nurse and works in an ICU. He is married to a wonderful girl that I couldn't have hand picked better. They have produced the absolute, most cute and adorable Grandchildren that anyone could ask for! My daughter is now a Fifth Grade teacher. She has a joy and passion for teaching and loving her students that is not seen in many teachers these days. She truly found her calling. I have this blog because I thought it would be nice to have a place that I could share what is going on in our lives and I also just love to tell stories. I'm not a writer per se, but I do love a good story. Even if it's just a short little quip!
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