I started collecting at age 10. (currently 75) My grandfather gave me a small paper bag of Indian Head Pennies. I loved them. My younger brother got hold of them and put them in a gumball machine! Needless to say, I was crushed. I am a father of two girls both married and I have to granddaughters that are simply amazing. I am married for 55 years and have lots of GRAY! Coin collecting is what keeps me going!