Von Werner

Total Coin Registry Points: 151,273 Rank: 873
 


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 Dollars, 2009-Date, Mint State 5 Aussie MS Commems 11 7 7 6 2064 198 3/27/201924
  Map Series, Silver Dollars, 2010-Date (1 Ounce), Mint State 16 Map shaped coin series 9 1 1 1 450 450 3/11/201918
  One Dollar, Commemorative, 1986-2016, Proof 5 Aussie Proof Commems 11 14 14 14 7766 3395 2/9/201933
  Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Silver Dollars, 2014-Date, Complete 33 The Eagle has landed...in Australia 5 1 1 1 201 0 2/7/201913
  Australian Megafauna Series, Silver Dollars, 2013-Date (1 Ounce), Proof 1 Megafauna Prehistoric 100 5 5 5 1927 0 9/26/201838
  Seasons Series, Silver Dollars, 2013-Date (1 Ounce), Proof 1 Australia 1 oz square Proof ”Seasons” 100 4 4 4 3059 1586 1/29/201912
[Collapse] Australia - Bullion
  Kangaroo Silver Dollars, 1 Ounce, High Relief, 2010-Date, Proof 4 Shiny Kangaroos will rule the world 81 9 9 9 4860 301 2/9/201922
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 20 A shit ton of Kooks 4 9 9 9 4539 4151 2/7/201924
  Kookaburra, Silver Dollars, 1 Ounce, High Relief, 2012-Date, Proof 1 Shiny Kooks will Rule the World 100 8 8 8 4543 392 6/12/201928
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 1 Koalas will Rule the World 100 13 13 13 5071 198 2/12/201965
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 56 Koala 2nd MS set 23 3 3 3 911 265 1/16/20196
  Koala, Silver Dollars, Gilt, 2008-Date, Mint State 13 Gilt Koalas 37 3 3 3 1454 477 5/22/201919
  Koala, Silver Dollars, High Relief, 2012-Date, Proof 1 Shiny Koalas will Rule the World 87 7 7 7 4051 1195 11/4/201838
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Complete 6 A Ton of Koala $1 65 30 30 30 13074 477 5/22/201934
  Koala, Silver $8, 2011-Date, Proof 5 Even Bigger Shiny Koalas will Rule the World 11 1 1 1 575 -689 7/16/201916
  Koala, Silver $10, 2008-Date, Mint State 1 Koalas $10 30 3 3 3 3281 3281 11/30/201822
[Collapse] Barbados
  Silver Dollar, 2017-Date, Mint State and Proof 2 Barbados S$1 14 1 1 1 159 159 2/7/201910
[Collapse] Bolivia
  8 Reales, Charles III, Cob Coinage, 1760-1773, Circulation Issue 2 Charles III 8 Reales 6 1 1 1 653 653 7/12/20192
[Collapse] Burkina Faso
  Silver 1000 Francs, 2013-Date, Mint State 1 Burkina Faso 1000 Francs 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/16/20197
[Collapse] Canada - Commemorative
  Silver $20, 2017-Date, Mint State 1 Canadian Fossils 100 3 3 3 1507 1507 1/23/201915
  Silver $20, 2011-Date, Specimen 24 Specimen $20 circulation silver 5 1 1 1 119 119 1/10/20197
  Silver $20, 2013, Proof 6 Canada commem Proof 2013 5 2 1 1 1641 -271 3/27/201915
  Silver $20, 2014, Proof 4 Canada commems Proof 2014 4 3 3 3 2743 2743 10/23/201823
  Silver $20, 2015, Proof 6 Canada commems Proof 2015 3 2 2 2 1791 1791 10/23/201819
[Collapse] Canada - Bullion
  Silver Maple Leafs, Privy Marks Issues, Complete 15 Privy to that Maple 5 5 5 5 1294 41 5/2/201915
[Collapse] Chad
  S5000F, 2015-Date, Mint State & Proof 1 Lions of Chad 71 5 5 5 1742 569 11/13/201827
[Collapse] China - Panda
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1989-Date, Mint State 23 Pandas will Rule the World 77 24 24 8 6410 255 7/14/201943
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1989-Date, Mint State 119 Panda 2nd MS set 3 1 1 1 127 -56 4/16/20196
  Silver 5 ounces & 150 grams Panda Medals, Official Mint Medals, 1985-Date, Proof 7 Panda 5 oz proof medals 5 1 1 1 1969 0 12/4/201822
  Silver Panda Medals, Official Mint Medals, 1984-Date, Proof 7 Panda silver Proof medals 8 14 14 13 14363 1835 3/27/201927
[Collapse] Congo (Republic of the)
  Silver 5000 Francs, 1 Ounce, 2015- Date, Complete 1 Congo Gorillas and Lions 100 9 9 9 3779 159 3/26/201938
[Collapse] Cook Islands
  Silver Dollar, Lunar Series, 2011-Date, Proof 3 Cook Islands Goat 4 1 1 1 484 0 1/11/201913
[Collapse] Falkland Islands
  Crown, 2005 - Date, Complete 1 Falkland Islands Crowns 2 1 1 1 974 0 2/4/20198
[Collapse] Fiji
  Silver $1, 2010-Date, Proof 3 Silver $1 Proofs 4 1 1 1 507 507 2/9/20197
  Silver $5, 2011-Date, Proof 2 Silver $5 Proofs 20 1 1 1 163 163 2/11/20197
[Collapse] Ghana
  Silver 5 Cedis, 2013-Date, Complete 5 Ghana 3 1 1 1 323 0 11/14/201815
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