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If this is the "Fred Sweeney" out of Kansas I believe it was, I've have met and dealt with him before at a show in Chicago. Nice man.

I have collected since I was 8 and haven't had a regret yet. To me, imagining the history of a coin leaves me wondering who may have touched it. What did it buy? One of these days real soon, I'll give you some real life stories about phrases you hear frequently that came from coins. My favorite is about the phrase, "I was just joshing you!" meaning I was just kidding around.

 

Thanks for reading!

posted by BigV on January 31, 2015 at 5:21 PM | link to this | reply

Wow!  I stumbled across this and it is so interesting and takes me back many years.  I dated a coin dealer and he used to take me to shows/conventions.  I would listen to these conversations during the day and at dinners at night....he moved me to Kansas City and changed the course of my life....not to mention I never look at coins that I don't think of all the history he used to entertain me with.  Like you, he started as a boy collecting and would entertain me for hours with stories about bank notes and coins....he bought me lover's tokens made out of coins.....very fond memories.  I also met him (Fred Sweeney) through another coin dealer friend..... my college roomie's husband, Randy Cook.  I don't know if either or both are still in the business.  Anyway, money is so basic, so romantic, so brutal.....so everything, isn't it?

posted by Krisles on January 31, 2015 at 12:41 PM | link to this | reply

I did not know all that went into the making of particular coins.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on January 31, 2015 at 10:28 AM | link to this | reply

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