Friday, 22 January 2016

Collecting Hobbies—and Coins!

I’ve started collecting coins. It seems silly, right? Usually when I have a couple of twonies, I spend them on comics. But it’s National Hobby Month and one of my New Year’s resolutions was to start a new hobby.

Last year, my dad and I took up photography. We had a lot of fun—but it can be expensive, and I still have a lot to learn. Like, how to take action shots or close ups of bugs and other small stuff. I’m going to keep working at it. And of course, I still love writing and reading, which are considered “hobbies” too.

But last weekend, my sister and I were up in my grandparents’ dusty attic and I stumbled on an old coin. It’s a nickel from 1926. Grandpa said I could have it! I started researching about it—that five-cent piece is not worth much right now—and got caught up in looking at all the old coins. Grandpa says he might even take me to an antique show or an auction soon so I can see some for real.

I don’t have a lot of money to BUY rare coins, but that’s okay. For now, my hobby is going to be researching old coins…and if I’m lucky, maybe I’ll find a few more in my grandparent’s attic, or my dad may let me have the $1 and $2 paper bills that he saved when the government switched to loonies and twonies.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve discovered at your grandparent’s house? Are you starting any new hobbies this month?  

Gotta jet! Have a great weekend!

— Chase Superman Duffy

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