Minneapolis man collects collections of collectibles

October 29, 2013 in Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

October 26, 2013 By: James Lileks

There’s a store by the oldest skyway in downtown Minneapolis where time stopped and piled up.

Premium Quality Coin sells someone else’s bygone pocket change, mostly, but you’ll find all sorts of stuff — and usually someone who wants to talk about old money with the proprietor.

Doesn’t matter what you collect; he understands. If you want to unburden yourself of your collection? He gets that, too.

“After being in college for a year I was so broke I was eating peanuts from the gas station vending machine for the dinner,” says Bill Himmelwright. “I decided to sell my beer can collection. It was legendary in my neighborhood, where there were six other kids who had collections. I thought it was worth a ton of money.

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