Coin collectors converge on Deerfield

The Mohawk Valley Coin Club held its annual Coin Show on Sunday at the Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Posted: Mar 25, 2019 10:40 AM

DEERFIELD, N.Y. - The Mohawk Valley Coin Club held its annual Coin Show on Sunday at the Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Mohawk Valley Coin Club Secretary Gerry Steele says coin collectors really enjoy this small but popular show.

Steele says he, like so many collectors, got his start when he was little, “I started when I was four years old because my father gave me one of those blue folders and you got to put the pennies in.”

Dick Phelps of Remsen brought down a bunch of old coins he had collected over the years, including a 2 cent coin from the 1800s, “There’s big lettering and small lettering and I have the big and the small is the big money so I didn’t get my two cents worth.”

Phelps says he was told by dealers at the show that his two cent coin was worth between 50 cents and a dollar, “I’ll keep it for now for sentimental reasons.”

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