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12-08-2012, 11:42 PM
Hi folks. My name is Erik. I recently joined EAC and am excited to be a member. I've been collecting coins since 1968 but I've now decided to focus my energies on Large Cents. My interest is Middle and Late Date varieties. I hope in the future I will be able to contribute to this great organization and I also am planning to attend the EAC Convention either this year in Newark or next year in Colorado.
12-09-2012, 02:03 AM
Welcome aboard, Erik. I'm a relative newcomer to the EAC, and my interests are different than most, what with the counterstamps. However, that doesn't detract from my interest in the host coins, the beauty and variety thereof. Then too, there are some really fine EAC folks whom you'll encounter, too. Given your plan to attend the EAC Convention, you may want to check out some of davedawg's posts. Best wishes ...
12-09-2012, 11:35 AM
Hi Erik. I'm pretty new too, and here is what I learned and wanted to know. If you are new enough to not have received your member packet yet, be aware that it takes a while. Close to 6 weeks for me. The folks who organize the club are all volunteers and fit business in with the rest of their lives so patience is needed. You will probably be anxious to get started, just remember that you are not forgotten. The same applies to access to the main web page and the on-line club info. It just takes some time for the guys to catch up with your new status. In the mean time there is plenty to do.
Check out the links page for some great coin dealers, coins and articles (http://www.largecents.net/articles/articleindex.html) to look at. You'll soon find out who your favorite professionals are.
Spend some time getting familiar with the EAC coin grading process (http://www.earlycoppercoins.com/What-is-EAC-grading_ep_45-1.html), which is based upon the ANA standards but with coin condition considered. This takes a lot of time and looking at coins.
Look up some books showing variety and value (http://www.eacs.org/lcctext.htm), I like Walter Breen and Jack Robinson's works. Also look up the on-line auction catalogs (http://images.goldbergauctions.com/php/auctions.php) related to your chosen series, to become familiar with the appearance of the coins and how that affects value.
Good luck to you.
12-10-2012, 12:26 PM
I also should add that the Penny-Wise Research Library disc and the Copper Collector's Guide to the Identification of 2x2 Envelopes I received in October was well worth ten times the price of admission. SUPER!!! I'll be studying the info on the disc for years and I personally consider it to be probably the finest Numismatic research ever produced. Also I would like to thank Scott Barrett for his encouragement and John Wright for his help and correspondence.
12-11-2012, 09:42 AM
Welcome aboard EO coins, I am Leo and the Regional Secretary for Region5 which includes Minnesota. If you have questions or need assistance feel free to contact me and I'll see what I can do for you to make this Club experience more enjoyable for you. First off, buy the books before the coins.....and there are many out there for you to buy. The standard reference books to buy for Middle and Late Dates are John Wright's book on Middle Dates and Bob Grellman's book on Late Dates. John's book can be bought directly from him and Bob's book can be bought from him as well. There addresses and contact information are listed in the back For Sale section of each Penny-Wise issue. If you need more assistance please contact me. Also a must have newer series of books which came out recently is William C. Noye's new two volume set which covers Middle Dates(Volume5) and Late Dates(Volumes 5 & 6). They are being sold through Charles Davis and his contact information is also located in the For Sale section of the October 2012 Penny-Wise issue. For Pricing guides...buy Jack Robinson's Copper Quotes(CQR) and William C. Noye's Penny-Prices. You can not go wrong with buying these books and pricing guides as they are the standards used within the collecting community and will get you on your way to learning more about the copper coins you enjoy collecting.......also if you can attend a convention(May 2nd, through May, 5th, 2013)...next year it will be in Newark, Ohio and I highly recommend if you can attend...please go. You will meet many individuals such as yourself who enjoy collecting copper and all the major copper dealers will be there.....
Take it easy.....Leo
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