Von Werner

Total Coin Registry Points: 157,673 Rank: 846
 


Von Werner's Bio
I can still remember my first coins and getting into coin collecting. I was roughly in the second grade and my mothers father gave me a bunch of foreign coins (he had been in the navy from WWII TO 1970). My fathers father gave me some wheat cents and a few other old US coins, along with a small cedar box. And then my father brought me to a local coin shop down the street. The owner gave me a few coins and a 1983 Red book! For years, I would go with a friend and spend hours in that shop, leaving with a worn Barber dime or Buffalo nickel. I saved to buy an 1825 quarter and remember buying an 1803 large cent for $.50! Yeah, it’s slick and I still have both. That store stopped selling coins within a couple years. I think he stopped because of me being a pest! I remember my father giving me a 1622 8 reale Atocha coin on Christmas when I was in the 3rd grade. Still have that too. My fathers father encouraged me and brought me to other coin shops occasionally. I remember owning a 1989 Red book so I was still collecting through high school.

During college, I built a large collection, owning every proof set from 1938 up. I owned every US commem, Proof Morgan, Proof Barber half, quarter, and dime. I wish I still had my 1868 proof 63 Red two cent piece. I had complete collections of every series in circulated condition (almost) except Morgan’s. I was lucky to have a great coin dealer who taught me everything, never gouged me, and took me to shows to work them with him. Then 1999. Marriage. Yup, much was sold for a house down payment. And life took me away for coins. I still had a lot put away though. Up until the divorce 13 years later! Then a lot of what was left of value was sold off to pay that debt. My collection was back to my 6th grade level. But my interest was always there. In the last couple years, my involvement in several raffle sites got me into silver and gold. From there, I got into world bullion, and eventually into other collectible coins, mostly world, but I have managed to assemble a virtually complete collection of NGC Roman Emperors. I became an NGC member in June, 2018 and got heavily into NGC certified world coins, primarily because many hit me as beautiful coins, affordable, and many sets are actually possible for me to assemble TOP POP collections at a price point I can handle now. My finances have changed and I’m accumulating more and more higher end coins now. I’m saddened that I have no local shops near me and Coin World in print is gone. But the internet is great for finding specific coins and NGC has been a life saver on many ancients that turned out fake and thanks to NGC, I’ve recovered every cent. For my short time being back into the hobby, I’ve built a nice collection and should win recognition in about 4 or 5 world categories for best set! Not bad for my first year. I have grand plans on getting some of my favorites back and completing many more sets. I’m happy to say I still own my original coins that got me into collecting. This is a great hobby and NGC has made the registry addictive! Whoever invented this is a genius!! I still try to collect what I like, KOALAS, many other Australian coins, Queens Beast coins, some Other British Bullion, Pandas, and of course, my Roman Emperors, as well as my custom set of Dinosaur coins. Check out my custom sets. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished in just over a year! And thank you if you stuck it out and read this bio!



    

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[Collapse] Australia - Commemorative
  Silver 50 Cent, 2013-Date, Circulation Issue 2 Fifty cent Australia MS 37 3 3 3 353 353 8/4/20197
  Silver Dollars, 2009-Date, Mint State 7 Aussie MS Commems 10 7 7 6 2064 198 3/27/201947
  Map Series, Silver Dollars, 2010-Date (1 Ounce), Mint State 18 Map shaped coin series 9 1 1 1 450 450 3/11/201926
  One Dollar, Commemorative, 1986-2016, Proof 5 Aussie Proof Commems 11 14 14 14 7766 336 8/8/201947
  Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Silver Dollars, 2014-Date, Complete 40 The Eagle has landed...in Australia 5 1 1 1 201 0 2/7/201923
  Australian Megafauna Series, Silver Dollars, 2013-Date (1 Ounce), Proof 1 Megafauna Prehistoric 100 5 5 5 1927 0 9/26/201845
  Seasons Series, Silver Dollars, 2013-Date (1 Ounce), Proof 1 Australia 1 oz square Proof ”Seasons” 100 4 4 4 3059 1586 1/29/201930
[Collapse] Australia - Bullion
  Kangaroo Silver Dollars, 1 Ounce, High Relief, 2010-Date, Proof 5 Shiny Kangaroos will rule the world 81 9 9 9 4860 301 2/9/201932
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 22 A shit ton of Kooks 4 9 9 9 4539 4151 2/7/201927
  Kookaburra, Silver Dollars, 1 Ounce, High Relief, 2012-Date, Proof 1 Shiny Kooks will Rule the World 100 8 8 8 4543 392 6/12/201939
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 1 Koalas will Rule the World 100 13 13 13 5071 198 2/12/201984
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 58 Koala 2nd MS set 23 3 3 3 911 265 1/16/20197
  Koala, Silver Dollars, Gilt, 2008-Date, Mint State 12 Gilt Koalas 50 4 4 4 1931 477 7/27/201928
  Koala, Silver Dollars, High Relief, 2012-Date, Proof 1 Shiny Koalas will Rule the World 100 8 8 8 4440 389 9/13/201957
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Complete 7 A Ton of Koala $1 64 31 31 31 13551 477 7/27/201945
  Koala, Silver $8, 2011-Date, Proof 6 Even Bigger Shiny Koalas will Rule the World 11 1 1 1 575 -689 7/16/201927
  Koala, Silver $10, 2008-Date, Mint State 1 Koalas $10 30 3 3 3 3281 3281 11/30/201826
[Collapse] Barbados
  Silver Dollar, 2016-Date, Mint State and Proof 2 Barbados S$1 25 2 2 2 522 363 10/7/201914
[Collapse] Bolivia
  8 Reales, Charles III, Cob Coinage, 1760-1773, Circulation Issue 2 Charles III 8 Reales 6 1 1 1 1031 378 8/12/20198
[Collapse] Canada - Commemorative
  Silver $20, 2017-Date, Mint State 1 Canadian Fossils 100 3 3 3 1637 130 9/19/201928
  Silver $20, 2011-Date, Specimen 25 Specimen $20 circulation silver 5 1 1 1 151 32 9/25/201912
  Silver $20, 2013, Proof 7 Canada commem Proof 2013 5 2 1 1 1473 -168 8/13/201918
  Silver $20, 2014, Proof 4 Canada commems Proof 2014 4 3 3 3 2058 -685 8/14/201935
  Silver $20, 2015, Proof 7 Canada commems Proof 2015 2 2 2 2 1317 -205 8/15/201923
[Collapse] Canada - Bullion
  Silver Maple Leafs, Privy Marks Issues, Complete 15 Privy to that Maple 5 5 5 5 1294 41 5/2/201921
[Collapse] Chad
  S5000F, 2015-Date, Mint State & Proof 1 Lions of Chad 71 5 5 5 1742 569 11/13/201840
[Collapse] China - Panda
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1989-Date, Mint State 25 Pandas will Rule the World 77 24 24 8 6410 255 7/14/201947
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1989-Date, Mint State 135 Panda 2nd MS set 3 1 1 1 127 -56 4/16/201914
  Silver 5 ounces & 150 grams Panda Medals, Official Mint Medals, 1985-Date, Proof 7 Panda 5 oz proof medals 10 2 2 2 2578 609 8/29/201934
  Silver Panda Medals, Official Mint Medals, 1984-Date, Proof 8 Panda silver Proof medals 9 15 15 14 14972 609 8/29/201935
[Collapse] Congo (Republic of the)
  Silver 5000 Francs, 1 Ounce, 2015- Date, Complete 1 Congo Gorillas and Lions 90 9 9 9 3779 159 3/26/201951
[Collapse] Cook Islands
  Silver Dollar, Lunar Series, 2011-Date, Proof 4 Cook Islands Goat 4 1 1 1 484 0 1/11/201919
[Collapse] Falkland Islands
  Crown, 2005 - Date, Complete 1 Falkland Islands Crowns 2 1 1 1 974 0 2/4/201913
[Collapse] Fiji
  Silver $1, 2010-Date, Proof 3 Silver $1 Proofs 3 1 1 1 507 507 2/9/20199
  Silver $5, 2011-Date, Proof 2 Silver $5 Proofs 20 1 1 1 163 163 2/11/201913
[Collapse] Ghana
  Silver 5 Cedis, 2013-Date, Complete 6 Ghana 3 1 1 1 323 0 11/14/201825
[Collapse] Great Britain - Pre-Decimal
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