I been collecting for over 15 yrs.Update 1/28/12 I have become a more focus collector thanks to my fellow collector and the many varity of coins and interst in the hobby, which gave me some new ideas such as buying grades coins now Iam working on a Certified set of ASE,Franklins and a few differnt set that just caught my eye like Anv. Pennies and Westward Nickles to name a few I still collect differnt sets from the Mint such as a completed set of Proof ASE,and yearly mint sets Proof and Unc. it a great hobby with alot of Americian History and it something that Iam learning all the times and have a passion for.
I find collecting is very relaxing it takes my mind off other things it kind of like losing one self for a few hour a week, reduces stress. and the Hunt for the coins its a rush. looking back on how one aquires a coin such as auctions,coin,shope,pawn shops and finding that good deal. the stories that can be told its all part of the coin.