When I was 6 years old my grandfather presented me with a Morgan Silver Dollar dated 1900. It was not the silver or the weight of the coin that impressed me, it was the number 1900. My imagination kicked in. Who had held this coin? A cowboy might had this coin in his pocket when he went to town, purchased something at the Dry Goods store and the owner put it in his pocket and drove home in his model T Ford. What presidents held this coin? How many hands did it pass through before resting in my palm?
It was my wife indirectly who introduced me to Great Britain coins. As I watched shows with my wife she started telling about Great Britain Monarchs and how the upper class lived.