gherrmann44

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gherrmann44's Bio
When I was a young boy, my cousin introduced me to the hobby of coin collecting. Because I was also interested in photography, I used to frequent a local camera store. Along with camera supplies, this store had a rotating display case full of coins that I enjoyed scrolling through.

My very first coin purchase was an 1881-S Morgan Dollar in BU PL condition; this coin was old, shiny, and inexpensive at just $12! Now 35 years later, I still own that 1881-S Morgan Dollar, even though it is still worth less than $100.

I loved looking through the Red Book dreaming of the coins I would buy if I had the money, especially the coins in the back of the book where the gold listings are. As a teenager, I was beginning to show signs of gold fever.

Working through high school, I spent the bulk of the money I did not save on coin purchases. My first gold purchase as a teenager was an 1881 BU Half Eagle for $105 from a mail order ad in "Coins" magazine. Since then I have had this coin graded, and it resides in my Gold Liberty type collection graded at PCGS MS-62.

My next gold purchase as a youth stretched my resources. I purchased an 1858-C VF Half Eagle for $350, and my attraction to this coin was that it had a low mintage from an obscure branch mint.

I enjoy the comradely among fellow coin enthusiasts, and once I invited a kid to attend a coin show with me who was much younger than I was. As fate would have it, this kid happened to be the son of my mother’s boss. This boss always said to my mother how impressed he was with me taking his son to that show. As for me, I enjoy the company of fellow coin collectors, whoever they may be.

Two other purchases I made as a teen were an 1876 20-cent piece and an 1885-CC Morgan Dollar from the Lavere Redfield hoard. Since then my collecting has been sporadic, depending on my life situation. However, the passion has always been there. Gold has still not lost its luster with me, and today I am a very active collector. The cousin that introduced me to coin collecting years ago no longer collects.

For a different twist on my collection, visit my website at: coinsbygary.com

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[Collapse] Dimes
  Mercury Dimes, 1916-1945, Circulation Issue 148 Gary's Mercs 2 2 1 1 1358 0 4/18/2013719
[Collapse] Twenty Cents
  Twenty-Cent Pieces 1875-1876, Circulation Issue 22 Gary's Double-Dime 25 1 1 1 1138 413 10/28/2013735
[Collapse] Dollars
  Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 197 Gary's Morgans 25 27 27 1 30722 -16421 4/25/20171126
  Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 58 The Wild Wild West 80 12 12 0 15979 834 8/31/2015637
  Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893, NGC-Graded GSA Holders Only 125 Gary's GSA's 50 6 6 0 7894 143 4/16/2015262
  Eisenhower Dollars, 1971-1978, Mint State 37 Gary's MS Ike's 26 6 6 3 7852 3682 3/4/20151017
  Sacagawea Dollars, 2000-Date, Proof 305 Gary's Sacagawea's 5 1 1 0 143 0 5/5/2013779
[Collapse] Commemoratives
  Modern Commemoratives, 1982-Date, Complete 113 Gary's Modern Commemoratives 9 26 17 6 17814 0 8/9/2016984
  Silver Commemoratives 1892-1954, Type Set (50 Pcs) 149 Garys Old Commemoratives 8 4 4 3 1613 0 5/17/20161072
  Gold Commemoratives, 1903-1926, Complete 50 Gary's Commemorative Gold 7 1 1 1 2268 0 7/10/201653
[Collapse] American Eagles & Bullion Coins
  Gold Bullion Issues, 1986-Date, Mint State 33 Gary's Gold Bullion 1 2 2 1 5093 5093 11/11/2011695
  2012 San Francisco Silver Eagle Set 1 Gary's San Francisco SAE Anniversary Set 100 2 2 2 1367 245 6/10/2013283
  Lady Liberty, Gold $10, Proofs 5 Lady Liberty, the Symbol of a Free People 75 3 3 3 5907 7876 5/13/2014165
[Collapse] Type Sets
  Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 22 Gary's Type Set 60 54 54 27 57695 211 1/18/20172291
  Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 15 Gary's Dollars 61 11 11 6 8362 477 7/15/20161056
  Gold Type Set 1834-1933 34 Gary's Gold Rush 52 11 10 0 24625 1021 4/28/2017748
  20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 12 Gary's 20th Century Type Set 74 29 29 29 17525 -197 12/28/20164015
[Collapse] Mint Sets 1934-1964
  1958 Mint Set 28 Gary's Birth Year Set 40 4 4 3 1073 -59 4/27/2017720
  1960 Mint Set 35 Linda's Birth Year Set 0 0 0 0 0 56 3/17/2017648
[Collapse] Proof Sets 1968-1998
  1984 Proof Set 20 Christina's Birth Year Set 100 5 5 0 428 18 4/20/2017734
[Collapse] Proof Sets 1999-Date
  2009 Silver Proof Set Coinage 40 Gary's Lincoln Anniversary Pennies 33 6 2 0 824 57 4/24/2017675
[Collapse] American Overseas Territories
  Half Centavo 12 Gary's Half Centavo 14 1 1 1 375 0 11/28/2013237
  50 Centavos 13 Gary's US Philippine administration 4 1 1 1 575 73 1/10/2011752
  One Peso 17 Gary's Philippine Peso 5 1 1 0 648 648 3/15/2014164
[Collapse] Tokens and Medals
  2011 9-11 10th Anniversary Medals 8 A Somber Lady Liberty Reflects 100 2 2 0 745 745 10/18/2011509
[Collapse] Australia - Commemorative
  Birds of Australia, Silver $10, 1989-1994, Proof 1 Gary's White Cockatoo 14 1 1 0 258 258 7/22/2013301
[Collapse] Australia - Bullion
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State 68 Gary's Kookaburras 3 1 0 0 418 329 10/20/2009744
[Collapse] Austria
  100 Corona, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 3 Gary's "Lady in the Clouds" 12 1 1 1 1019 0 11/2/2011716
  Silver 500 Schilling Commemorative, 1980-2001, Proof Issue 1 Gary's 500 Shilling Commemorative 1 1 1 1 0 0 5/14/2014212
[Collapse] Canada - Commemorative
  Silver $10, Commemorative Issues, 1973-Date, Proof 11 Gary's Canadian 10's 0 1 1 1 507 0 11/2/2013160
  Silver $20, 1985-2016, Proof 30 Gary's Canadian 20's 0 1 1 1 463 -495 10/2/2015198
[Collapse] Canada - Bullion
  Gold $100, 1976-Date, Complete 9 Gary's $100 Canadian Gold 2 1 1 1 2247 1522 6/10/2015746
  Gold $200, 1990-Date, Complete 3 Gary's $200 Canadian Gold 2 1 1 1 2991 2042 1/4/2017862
[Collapse] China - Panda
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