My first experience in numismatics was in a coin club at school. I went to my first coin show and earned the coin club merit badge in the Boy Scouts. I started with US series coins and then started to chase a US Type Set. I eventually started learning about and collecting US error coins. I have been collecting coins for the last couple decades, but really dove back into numismatics in 2012. During my travels in Germany, I found a love for German States coinage, which I now actively research and collect.