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 Posted 10/18/2020  12:52 am Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just thought I'd share that we just got my 8 year old son his first Lincoln cent book tonight (1975-2013... thought it'd be easier to fill). It's been fun going through it and getting him excited about filling in the holes. He's having fun with it. Planting seeds in the next generation!




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 Posted 10/18/2020  01:26 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome! Oddly it was my Foundations of Technology Teacher who got me into coins. Humorously though while he collects FBL franklins I think FBL franklins are a silly thing to collect (My opinion only). I do have a reason for it but I'll do that later
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 Posted 10/18/2020  04:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I started in the hobby when I was 9
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 Posted 10/18/2020  07:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is good news and will give hours and time over the years to bond and make memories for you two.
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 Posted 10/18/2020  07:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I remember those days. There was nothing quite like filling up those holes by snapping in those pennies .You had a sense of pride and accomplishment .
To bad my 8 year old granddaughter can't keep off that darn Nintendo Switch video game otherwise she would be snapping in coins also .
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 Posted 10/18/2020  08:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Difficult today to compete coins to electronic games. Even the cell phones have those. Coins just don't do anything. My Grand daughter just can't see any fun with coins.
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 Posted 10/18/2020  11:03 am  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
He eventually went back to his IPad to play Minecraft, but held his attention with the coins a good 20 minutes, so it's a start. I've got a bunch of pennies so we'll try to chip away at the book every couple days.
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 Posted 10/18/2020  1:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One thing I found out ; You can't force a child to be interested in coins . I believe it has to be in you at birth to be able to pick up a coin in later years and say wow this is cool especially if they are given a classic coin from a family member . That started the ball rolling for me .
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 Posted 10/18/2020  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Yeah he has some natural collecting instincts. I gave him a 1972 Ike dollar that he's hanging onto, and also an 1893 Indian head. He likes that they have greater value than face value, so he kind of understands that certain things are rare and that makes them have more value. He's also been collecting rocks and legos, so this seems to fit right in. Not sure if my other son will be interested in this stuff, but he's only 5 right now.
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 Posted 10/18/2020  10:52 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Our 24 hour progress, filling up pretty fast, and lots of good examples available (still some that are just fillers for now). Got to walk him (and myself) through the various 1982 small/large date copper/zinc differences. Found a few of them!


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 Posted 10/19/2020  09:18 am  Show Profile   Check SilverCents's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not entirely for sure when I really got into coin collecting, but when I was maybe 7 I found a 1940 wheatie and held onto it, still have it to this day. Two years ago when I was 14 was my surge of collecting. My uncle showed me some of his silver coinage and I was into it. Started looking for silver coins in change and such. Eventually it led me to honing in on Lincoln cents, which led to variety collecting.
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 Posted 10/21/2020  9:18 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Texts from Hobby Lobby from my wife:





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 Posted 10/22/2020  08:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stud722 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it is important to get our next generation interested in numista. I always include foreign coins or currency in my nieces and nephews gifts.
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 Posted 10/26/2020  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Morgan Nerd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great to see that! They say Numismatics is a dying hobby. I started collecting at age 13 and have never looked back!
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