I'm kind of a sucker for coins. In my line of work I come across coins from every nation. I've even collected a few US wheat pennies. I turn them all over to my Dad when I see him because he's a collector too and he's got less time to appreciate them than I do.
I don't really care if the coins are actually worth anything, I like their provenance. This one caught my eye because it looked 'retro'. Our coins have been minted in recent years to look like old fashioned coins. I check the year and move along. So today, I checked the year and was shocked to find the 1929. Then I realized that this coin would not have Queen E on the flip side. I turned it over and there he was. King George V.
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I like coins for the same reason I like rocks and fossils. They're a tangible record of history. Seeing the king's likeness was like flashing back in history. You have to travel back a long, long time to get to pre-Queen Elizabeth years. No, I'm not a monarchist but I do like a bit of history.
So that's it. It's an old coin.