My Numismatic “Origin Story”—And a Nice Surprise, Thirty-Plus Years Later

March 16, 2016 in Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker (Coin Update News)


Dennis Tucker (left) and Mike Tucker, with the inspiring Red Book.


I got hooked on coin collecting when I was about seven years old. My older brother Mike—who had started his service in the U.S. Marines when I was starting kindergarten—showed me a 1937 Buffalo nickel from his collection, and we looked it up together in a copy of the Red Book. That old nickel was about the neatest thing I’d ever seen. I was intrigued by the idea of grading (“Very Good” was better than “Good,” but not as good as “Fine”), and coin values being tied to their condition,… Full article at the source>

Source: (Coin Update News)

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