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Treasure Hunters Of The Treasure Coast

Scouring the beaches is fun, but if you’re seriously interested in coin-collecting, you’re better off meeting some of our area’s numerous numismatics.

Chet Hogan, left, President of the Treasure Coast Coin Club, with Ron Tagney, Past President.

Chet Hogan, left, President of the Treasure Coast Coin Club, with Ron Tagney, Past President.

“To hold a scarce and special coin, representing an earlier time in history, can be a fascinating and precious moment,” claims longtime coin collector Ron Tagney. “The owner has an opportunity to reminisce and to reflect on the years that have passed since its original acquisition – to stargaze.

“It is also about the hunt,” he continues, “and the fun and thrill of the search that motivates coin collectors. They perceive their coins as opening a glimpse into history – a way to appreciate the dynamics of earlier times. They can imagine the hands through which the coins had passed over generations. Perhaps, one was held by one of our Founding Fathers, an Adams, Hamilton or Jefferson. Or a Dolley Madison, a Martha Washington!”
 

Read the entire article in the January 2014 issue