Von Werner

Total Coin Registry Points: 168,849 Rank: 911
 


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, a Set I have definitely put most of my energy into and has come far in 2019. 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. I won Top recognition in 8 world categories for best set in 2018. Not bad for my first year. I’m on schedule for 15 recognitions this year, 2019. 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 1 Fifty cent Australia MS 50 4 4 4 520 167 11/28/201973
  Silver Dollar, 2005-Date, Mint State 8 Aussie MS Commems 8 7 7 6 2064 198 3/27/201993
  Map Series, Silver Dollars (1 Ounce), 2010-Date, Mint State 24 Map shaped coin series 9 1 1 1 450 450 3/11/201967
  Seasons Series, Silver Dollars, 2013-Date (1 Ounce), Proof 1 Australia 1 oz square Proof ”Seasons” 100 4 4 4 3059 1586 1/29/2019111
  Australian Megafauna Series, Silver Dollars, 2013-Date (1 Ounce), Proof 1 Megafauna Prehistoric 100 5 5 5 2013 86 11/12/2019108
  One Dollar, Commemorative, 1986-2016, Proof 6 Aussie Proof Commems 9 13 13 13 7415 -351 11/12/2019121
  Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Silver Dollars, 2014-Date, Complete 72 The Eagle has landed...in Australia 5 1 1 1 201 0 2/7/201953
[Collapse] Australia - Bullion
  Kangaroo Silver Dollars, 1 Ounce, High Relief, 2010-Date, Proof 8 Shiny Kangaroos will rule the world 75 9 9 9 4860 301 2/9/201995
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Complete, Including Varieties 30 A shit ton of Kooks 3 8 8 8 4345 -194 9/3/202091
  Kookaburra, Silver Dollars, 1 Ounce, High Relief, 2012-Date, Proof 4 Shiny Kooks will Rule the World 88 8 8 8 4543 392 6/12/2019131
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 1 Koalas will Rule the World 100 14 14 14 5305 234 2/19/2020232
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Mint State 64 Koala 2nd MS set 21 3 3 3 911 265 1/16/201939
  Koala, Silver Dollars, Gilt, 2008-2015, Mint State 15 Gilt Koalas 50 4 4 4 1931 477 7/27/2019102
  Koala, Silver Dollars, High Relief, 2012-Date, Proof 3 Shiny Koalas will Rule the World 88 8 8 8 4440 389 9/13/2019138
  Koala, Silver Dollars, 2007-Date, Complete 8 A Ton of Koala $1 68 34 34 34 14525 234 2/19/2020112
  Koala, Silver $8, 2011-Date, Proof 8 Even Bigger Shiny Koalas will Rule the World 10 1 1 1 575 -689 7/16/201967
  Koala, Silver $10, 2008-Date, Mint State 1 Koalas $10 30 3 3 3 3281 3281 11/30/201889
[Collapse] Barbados
  Silver Dollar, 2016-Date, Mint State and Proof 2 Barbados S$1 25 2 2 2 522 363 10/7/201966
[Collapse] Bolivia
  8 Reales, Charles III, Cob Coinage, 1760-1773, Circulation Issue 2 Charles III 8 Reales 13 2 2 2 1997 966 11/7/201977
  8 Reales, Milled Coinage, Type Set, 1767-1825, Circulation Issue 11 Milled 8R Type 20 1 1 0 791 791 2/7/202035
  8 Reales, Charles IV, 1789-1808, Circulation Issue 7 Charles IV 8R 2 1 1 0 791 791 2/7/202057
[Collapse] Burkina Faso
  Silver 1000 Francs, 2013-Date, Mint State 1 Burkina Faso S1000F 8 2 2 2 808 808 11/21/201940
[Collapse] Canada - Commemorative
  Silver $20, 2017-Date, Mint State 1 Canadian Fossils 100 3 3 3 1637 130 9/19/2019132
  Silver $20, 2011-Date, Specimen 31 Specimen $20 circulation silver 5 1 1 1 151 32 9/25/201971
  Silver $20, 2013, Proof 10 Canada commem Proof 2013 5 2 1 1 1473 -168 8/13/201982
  Silver $20, 2014, Proof 8 Canada commems Proof 2014 4 3 3 3 2058 -685 8/14/201979
  Silver $20, 2015, Proof 13 Canada commems Proof 2015 3 2 2 2 1317 -205 8/15/201987
[Collapse] Canada - Bullion
  Silver Maple Leafs, Privy Marks Issues, Complete 15 Privy to that Maple 5 5 5 5 1294 41 5/2/201961
[Collapse] Chad
  S5000F, 2015-Date, Mint State & Proof 1 Lions of Chad 71 5 5 5 1742 569 11/13/2018128
[Collapse] China - Republic, Including Taiwan
  Dollar (Yuan), 1912-1934, Circulation Issue 63 Fat Man 2 1 1 0 381 381 7/8/20206
[Collapse] China - Panda
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1989-Date, Mint State 26 Pandas will Rule the World 78 25 25 9 7084 674 11/14/2019130
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1989-Date, Mint State 189 Panda 2nd MS set 3 1 1 1 127 -56 4/16/201948
  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 8/29/2019108
  Silver Panda Medals, Official Mint Medals, 1984-Date, Proof 9 Panda silver Proof medals 8 17 17 15 16548 618 1/31/202091
[Collapse] Congo (Republic of the)
  Silver 5000 Francs, 1 Ounce, 2015- Date, Complete 1 Congo Gorillas and Lions 100 10 10 10 3906 127 11/15/2019109
[Collapse] Cook Islands
  Silver Dollar, Lunar Series, 2011-Date, Proof, Including Colorized 4 Cook Islands Goat 4 1 1 1 484 0 1/11/201969
[Collapse] Falkland Islands
  Silver Crown, 2007-Date, Proof 3 Falkland Islands Crowns 14 2 2 2 682 -526 6/15/202070
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