Coin Collecting: My Oldest Coin Collection

Everyone has hobbies and one of mine is coin collecting.

Yesterday, I finally bought a NUMIS album ($14.95 incl. 5 sheets; extra 5 sheets for $5.95) from the Royal Canadian Mint boutique for my coin collection, which I’d previously stored in a change purse.

These NUMIS albums come in navy, green, and burgundy.

These NUMIS albums come in navy, green, and burgundy.

Until 2011, all the coins in my collection were either found in my change or traded with the RCM, such as coins from the Winter Games 2010 and the War of 1812. Now, I have a mixture of purchased silver coins, found/traded change, and a collection from my Grandpa (including the coin below).

While this album only holds coins for now, I’m including my discontinued $2 CAD, which my Grandpa had saved for me when I was little.

I regret I had it folded up for so long :(

I regret I had it folded up for so long ­čÖü

Here are some of the neat coins that will go in my album:
1. This is an American ‘Indian head‘ penny dating back to 1909. It is the oldest coin in my possession.

Indian head

  1. Precious pennies that shouldn’t be melted ever in spite of the penny phase out. You can see King George VI (1944), Queen Elizabeth II (1953), and the centennial Canadian Confederation penny, of which I have 4.

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  1. This is my favourite collection: 3 nickels bearing 3 generations of monarchs.
I can't tell you how thrilled I was when I discovered King George V in my coin collection!

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when I discovered King George V in my coin collection!

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Our beaver nickel wasn’t always a beaver coin!

Do you collect coins? What are some of your favourite coins in your collection?