Hello, my name is Scott and I am a coin collector and numismatist.
Actually, I collect more than coins even though my main collection consists of 20th and 21st Century coins. My favorite designs are Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar, James Earl Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel, the “Drummer Boy” reverse of the Bicentennial Quarter, and Joe Fitzgerald’s Jefferson portrait on the obverse of the 2005 Westward Journey nickels. I am a fan of original surfaces and not a fan of toned coins.
Over time, I have added coins, tokens, medals, and notes representing New York City, my home town, and have an interest in finding items from Inwood, Long Island where I grew up. This started when I found an old subway token in a box and then a medal for the sesquicentennial of the Long Island Railroad online. In recent years, I have added a collection of Maryland colonial currency and I am working on a collection of Israeli Banknotes. I am also a fan of Philatelic Numismatic Covers also called coin covers.
In real life, I am an information security and systems architecture analyst for a not-for-profit corporation that works with the federal government. My job is to help the government build systems to serve the public and protect your personal information. I have worked in the computing industry for over 30 years and use numismatics to help me relax.
When I started the Coin Collectors Blog on October 29, 2005, I did not know how long I was going to write or where it was going to take me. I has been an enjoyable venture that I look forward to continuing.