coin show visit
Casey and Kaelynn saw an advertisement in the newspaper for a
coin show, and they decided to visit to see what it was like. At the coin
show they saw many different types of coins. The coins they saw were minted
in different years. At a coin show, the numismatists (A numismatist is
a person who collects coins) sell the coins they collect. Lots of different
things make a coin worth money. Sometimes there aren’t very many
of a certain kind of coin made in one year. That makes the coins “rare,”
and they are worth more money. Coins are also worth more if they are in
good condition. Sometimes, mistakes in minting a coin make it very valuable.
At the very beginning they found a man who had a whole bunch of different
gold items. Some of them were gold dust, and a few gold nuggets. He even
let them hold the biggest one. It was worth about 6,000 dollars! It was
very heavy! Then they saw some other coins and got to hold some of them.
They found a woman that
was sitting with her husband at the coin show. They asked her a couple
of questions and she even offered to sell them a very special coin. It
wasn’t very expensive because it wasn’t very old. Then they
went to other stations and took pictures of some of the coins from 1850-1900.
Coin vendors like to tell stories
about their coins and how they found them. One coin collector we met got
interested in collecting coins when he was a Cub Scout. Another collector
would ride his bike to the bank every week and get a sack full of coins.
Then he would sort through them and look for interesting and rare coins.
At one station we found someone that was selling pocket watches. We took
some pictures of them, so if you would like to see the pictures Click