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IS COIN COLLECTING A HOBBY FOR GEEKS? DOES IT SERVE A PORPOSE? WHY DO I DO IT?

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THEY CALL ME A GEEK, BELITTLE AND LAUGH AT ME @ WORK. I BRING NUMISMATIC NEWS TO WORK. THEY GOOF ON ME. I DON'T CARE. THEY BECOME INTRIGUED AS I EXPLAIN WHAT SOME ARE WORTH. THEY SAY "I have this coin, or that coin, at home. THE TALK CONTINUES & THE SEED IS PLANTED!

ME: HI. MY NAME IS GERBILKEEPER AND I COLLECT COINS. GROUP: HELLO GERBILKEEPER!! ME: I'M A COINAHOLIC, AND I NEED THE HELP OF THE GROUP! (NO OFFENSE INTENDED TO THE 12 STEP PROGRAM) I consider myself a fairly normal person. I'm employed in the field of human services as a behavior specialist. I ride off road motorcycles, have tatoos, love to fish and surf the web. I love to camp in the WHITE MOUNTAINS in NH. WHAT'S MY ISSUE? NOTHING REALLY, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY FOR SOME REASON I CHOSE THE HOBBY IN MY EARLY YOUTH. YOU CAN ONLY LOOK AT THEM FOR SO LONG, THEY SIT LOCKED UP OR TUCKED AWAY. SOMETIMES I SHOW THEM TO MY FRIENDS. MY POINT: IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY, GO FOR IT!!!! AND IF YOU PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT, AND SPECULATE ON THE MARKET (WHICH COINS TO BUY @ WHAT TIME) YOU MAY MAKE $$$$..... COIN COLLECTING IS COOL. I'M GLAD THIS WEEK I FOUND YOUR "CLUB" I ENJOY READING JOURNAL ENTRYS,posting them, and talking shop with you guys!!! you guys are the BOMB. And thankyou to all members who take the time to talk turkey with me through your email system.... already i've become educated by members who are polite, and friendly..............thanks guy's and girls: YOU MAKE THE HOBBY FUN!!!! THANKS FOR LETTING ME VENT. BEST REGARDS

GERBILKEEPER FROM RI

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