It was the fascination with a three dollar "Indian Princess" that started the journey. In my hand was a shimmering green gold beauty, the first I'd actually seen. Rick had hand picked this coin for me after a long talk about gold we enjoyed a few weeks earlier. This Princess was much more than I had previously spent on a single coin but she was so lustrous and beautiful I had to have her.
The gold bug bit me hard. I ran off scouring shops and coin shows buying every book on gold coinage I co