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 Posted 07/06/2020  11:59 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ff4266 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys,

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!

Regards,

Alex

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Hey Alex,
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I have yet to visit the Netherlands but I would love to (one of these days). I've been to Europe three times (UK, Baltics, Germany, Spain, CR & Austria) & always long to go back.

When I started collecting CDN banknotes 40 years (or more) ago, I really sucked at grading, so don't worry, takes some time (& lots of practice). At least you recognize that you need to brush up on it. The best thing you can do is try to grade some of your circulated change & try to get a feel for it. Discuss grading with anyone you may know in person & you'll be surprise how that helps too.

Anyway- good luck (& remember to participate)








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 Posted 07/06/2020  4:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bzookaj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Have you looked into the 2014 Kennedy half dollar special releases?
https://www.usmint.gov/news/press-r...ary-products
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Yes, those are on my bucket list!
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Welcome ff4266!

My work sometimes includes travel through the airport in Amsterdam. I usually take the train from there so I can see a bit more of the country. Netherlands is great!
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Discuss grading with anyone you may know in person & you'll be surprise how that helps too.

I think that's why as a noob I haven't tried to actually grade any coins to date. Like learning to speak a second language by yourself. You think you're getting quite good until you speak to someone from that country and they can't understand a word you say.
Hope you master the art of grading.

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A second language when you're from an English speaking country is difficult.. For the Dutch it is a lot easier. We speak Dutch, English, German. And we know a little piece of French as well. And I personally speak a little bit of Greek as well but that is uncommon..

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Welcome to CCF. Maybe you could post some threads on what it is like to look for coins in your part of Europe.
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Sure, no problem at all! Which subforum to use best for it?
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