Gerald Tebben, a Coin World columnist for more than 30 years, also contributes to Coin World’s Coin Values and edits the Central States Numismatic Society’s journal, The Centinel. He collects coins that tell stories.
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Collectibles that once cost small fortunes can be found begging for pennies at flea markets such as the Chicagoland Flea Market in Rosemont, Ill.
Coins are often unfairly classified as collectibles.