IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – “When I was in high school in 1949, I had a little tobacco sack full of coins that my father had given me and somebody wanted to by them. I had no idea what they were but I said no I couldn’t sell them because I got it from him. He gave me a coin book and showed me how to collect coins and it started from there,” Charles Carpenter said.
The 82-year-old had no idea that sack of coins would spark a passion
“Oh, millions probably,” Carpenter said.
A collection of millions of coins.
New coins and currency products are available at the Spring Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, the United States Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) jointly announced.
Held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland and promoted as the largest in history, the show began on Thursday, March 26, and lasts until Sunday, March 29.