To celebrate my 175th YouTube subscriber, I have chosen to create this video on a coin that is 175 years old-the 1840 Proof-Only Braided Hair Half Cent.
Thank you for visiting my numismatic coin vlog/blog. This first post is the introductory post to the site. I have updated it over the years. To view all of my latest postings, simply scroll down past this post.
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Until recently, I was considered a Young Numismatist (you become an adult in the numismatic world when you reach 18). My love for collecting coins began more than 10 years ago. Like many numismatists, numismatics has become a passion for me. It does not matter whether its purchasing coins, reading about coins, or discussing the hobby with other collectors, I enjoy it all and hope more young people become young numismatists.
I am a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and a member of 5 local coin and currency clubs as well as more than fifteen national and international numismatic clubs and societies. The hobby has given me the opportunity to make a great deal of new friends and I look forward to adding new friends from around the country and the world.
In 2019, the ANA named me the Young Numismatist of the Year. I am truly grateful to the ANA not only for the honor but how they are spending a great deal of time and effort promoting the hobby, especially to kids. If you are not a member of the ANA and would like to join, send me an email and I will email you a membership form along with the club benefits: My email address
This blog will include recent articles and videos on coins, anything numismatic readers would like to share, and videos I have created on coins and collecting. Additionally, I have made a number of world coins videos and collection videos of both silver and gold coins. I also made unboxing videos of coins I purchase online or my father brings me from his many business trips. Look for my educational videos created with the help of local seasoned numismatists and videos I create while attending the ANA summer seminars. You are allowed to laugh at my cracking voice during my earlier videos made as a young teenager.
Also, be sure to check out the daily RSS feeds (on the right side column of this blog or at the bottom of the page when viewing on some mobile devices) from Coin World, Numismatic News, and the US Mint and many other coin related sites. You are welcome to bookmark this blog as the RSS feed articles change on a daily basis. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval and are owned by the site or individual authors.
Each day, I tweet or retweet numismatic topics or articles. Some of these appear on this blog in the right hand column.
Here are links to my other numismatic social media accounts:
Here is the introductory video to my youtube numismatic channel. I would greatly appreciate it if you would visit my free numismatic youtube channel and while you are there, take a minute to subscribe.
Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/numismatist2001
I am also a volunteer district representative for the ANA. As I noted above, please feel free to email about any questions you have about the benefits of joining the ANA. I would be pleased to send you an application form. If you are a young numismatist, the ANA has special discounted membership rates and a lot of great activities.