Time to introduce myself. I am Alex, 32 years old and I live in the Netherlands. I am a US coin collector, particularly half dollars but other kinds as well. I also collect stuff that connects the USA with the Netherlands, like medals, stamps, etc. There is a LOT to find that connects us!
Did you know the very first US embassy in the world was founded in the Netherlands?
The city I live in houses the current US Embassy, as well as an American school and about 2500 American expats. A lot of US influence here, with American groceries as well.
I am a big fan of travelling to the USA, have been there about 12 times, including 2 internships as a firefighter in Detroit, a great experience, which I took home to be a better firefighter.
Last year I visited the Philadelphia Mint where I purchased the latest Red Book
, which I use on a daily basis to check out all kinds of information and learn more and more on the rich US coin history.
So, right now I am focussing on Kennedy halves
, proofs, SMS types and rare types, like the 2017 Enhanced Uncirculated(which is en route to me right now from the USA through Ebay).
I also like to find nice commemorative halves, as well as Benjamin Franklins, of which I have 1955 - 1963 in proof version. I do a lot of trading with collectors in the USA as well.
One thing I'm not very good at is grades, so I hope you guys can help me out whenever I have a question.
Any questions? Always welcome!