Did you continue your career as a coin dealer, or did you veer off into another profession?
Looking back I should have stayed in the coin business, as my partner, made millions and started a grading company my other coin buddy back in my early days has a library named for him now the ANA
"Dwight Manley" Library. Oh well.
I got my degree in music and production, worked for some of the top musicians in the world, traveled all over, then became a photographer and worked with Jewel, shot some Formula 1 and lots of gymnastics. After that I sold telescopes and became one of the top telescope salespeople in the world. Now I work with animals and do research on coins for various companies, auction firms and for fun. Never did get rich or famous, but I'm okay with that.
Should I add the story of my first coin to this topic or start my own thread?
I think adding your stories here would be fine, I'd love to keep all of these interesting tales together, the title I made suits the thread "The coin that started it all..." feel free to add one coin that started your quest in collecting and a brief story. I know I'd enjoy reading a lot of them from you all.
"Buy the Book Before You Buy the Coin" - Aaron R. Feldman - "And read it" - Me 2013! ANA
Life Member #3288 in good standing since 1982, Early American Coppers Member (EAC) #6202, Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4), Conder Token Collector Club (CTCC), & Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) Member, 2ó variety collector.
See my want page: http://goccf.com/t/140440