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.

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[Collapse] Australia - Commemorative
  Birds of Australia, Silver $10, 1989-1994, Proof 3 Gary's White Cockatoo 14 1 1 0 258 258 7/22/2013432
[Collapse] Australia - Bullion
  Kookaburra Silver 1 Ounce, 1990-Date, Mint State (without Varieties) 72 Gary's Kookaburras 3 1 1 0 484 66 7/20/2019876
[Collapse] Austria
  100 Corona, 1892-1916, Circulation Issue 7 Gary's "Lady in the Clouds" 12 1 1 1 1095 76 7/14/2019888
  Silver 500 Schilling Commemorative, 1980-2001, Proof Issue 1 Gary's 500 Shilling Commemorative 1 1 1 1 223 -163 9/14/2018404
[Collapse] Canada - Commemorative
  Silver $10, Commemorative Issues, 1973-Date, Proof 13 Gary's Canadian 10's 0 2 2 2 787 -151 9/13/2019321
  Silver $20, 1985-2016, Proof 44 Gary's Canadian 20's 0 1 1 1 487 24 8/13/2019296
[Collapse] Canada - Bullion
  Gold $100, 1976-Date, Complete 11 Gary's $100 Canadian Gold 2 1 1 1 2247 1522 6/10/2015912
  Gold $200, 1990-Date, Complete 6 Gary's $200 Canadian Gold 1 1 1 1 2991 2042 1/4/20171080
[Collapse] Canada - Maritime Provinces
  Newfoundland, 1865-1888 $2 Gold 8 Gary's NewFoundland Gold 2$ 12 1 1 1 1981 0 6/12/201930
[Collapse] China - Panda
  Silver 10Y (1 ounce or 30 grams) Panda, 1989-Date, Mint State (Incl. Varieties) 173 Gary's Panda's 4 3 2 0 469 -564 4/16/2019430
[Collapse] Denmark
  20 Kroner, Gold, 1873-1917, Circulation Issue 9 Gary's 20 Kroner 6 1 1 1 1490 139 12/4/2017233
[Collapse] Falkland Islands
  Crown, 2005 - Date, Complete 4 Gary's Falkland Island Crowns 2 1 1 1 201 0 5/31/2017206
[Collapse] France - 1870-Date
  10 Centimes, 1898-1945, Circulation Issue 2 Gary's French 10 Centimes 1 1 1 1 327 0 6/21/2013276
  Franc, 1920-1931 (Chambres de Commerce), Circulation Issue 2 Gary's French Francs 11 1 1 1 131 0 11/27/2013250
  Silver 10 Euros, 2009-Date, Proof 7 Gary's French Commemorative Euros 5 5 5 3 1413 1413 3/5/2016219
[Collapse] French Indo-China
  Cent, 1885-1943, Circulation Issue 21 Gary's French Indo China Cents 2 1 1 1 143 0 11/29/2013321
  5 Cents, 1923-1946, Circulation Issue 11 Gary's French Indo China Five Cents 9 1 1 0 98 98 8/27/2013231
  Piastre, 1946-1947, Circulation Issue 3 Gary's French Indo China Piastres 33 1 1 1 76 76 7/22/2013250
[Collapse] Great Britain - Pre-Decimal
  Halfpenny, Victoria, 1838-1901, Circulation Issue 18 Gary's Victoria/Britannia Half Pennys 1 1 1 1 553 141 9/14/2017446
  Trade Dollars, 1895-1935B, Circulation Issue 33 Gary's Great Britain Trade Dollars 2 1 1 0 450 -6 8/10/2019271
[Collapse] Great Britain - Decimal (1971-Date)
  Silver Five Pounds, Commemorative, Elizabeth II, 1990-Date, Proof 8 Gary's Five Pounders 1 2 2 1 2164 2164 6/3/2012431
[Collapse] Great Britain - Sovereigns and Bullion
  Sovereign, Victoria, 1838-1901, Circulation Issue 24 Gary's Sovereigns 1 1 1 1 1381 103 6/21/2016742
  Britannia Silver 2 Pounds, 1998-Date, Mint State, Including Varieties 12 Gary's Britannia's 58 23 17 1 8120 0 8/5/20191172
[Collapse] Haiti
  Silver 50 Gourdes, 1973-Date, Mint State 4 Garys Circulaion Issue 50 Gourdes 7 1 1 0 262 0 6/10/2019140
  Silver 50 Gourdes, Type Set, 1973-Date, Proof 6 Garys Gourdes 7 1 1 0 278 278 6/10/2019154
[Collapse] Iceland
  Silver & Gold Commemoratives, 1961-2000, Proof and Mint State 9 Garys Icelandic Commemoratives 5 1 1 1 484 484 8/17/20199
[Collapse] Italy
  5 Centesimi, 1861-1943, Circulation Issue 2 Gary's 5 Centesimi 2 1 1 1 308 308 8/31/2019310
  10 Centesimi, 1862-1943, Circulation Issue 4 Gary's 10 Centesimi 2 1 1 0 512 0 8/10/2019314
  20 Centesimi, 1863-1943, Circulation Issue 6 Gary's 20 Centesimi 2 1 1 0 167 0 6/17/2019257
  50 Centesimi, 1861-1943, Circulation Issue 5 Gary's 50 Centesimi 2 1 1 0 363 363 8/23/2019217
  Lira, 1861-1943, Mint State, Complete 10 Gary's Lira 2 1 1 1 143 -135 8/23/2019239
[Collapse] Mauritius
  10 Rupees, 1971-1981, One-Per-Date 2 Gary's DoDo Bird 20 1 1 0 131 131 7/21/2019184
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