Dick Johnson submitted these thoughts on a coin book purchase that launched a business.
Cedar Falls Iowa coin dealing family credit a coin book -- the Red Book -- for launching them into a two-generation family business.
Bill and Irene Casey, and now son Tim Casey, have been been dealing in coins in the central eastern Iowa town for five decades.. This month they celebrate their 50th anniversary.
It all got started, they told Jim Offner, a writer for the local Courier that someone showed Bill Casey a "retail coin book." I checked by phone, chatting with son Tim that it was indeed the Red Book that got father Bill interested in coins that ultimately launched him into dealing in coins. Tim took over the shop when Bill retired.
"In the early years my father attended a lot of coin conventions and shows" said Tim. He mentioned he does not have time for this lately. "The reporter got some facts wrong, stating only ten to fifteen people a day come into the shop. That was how many came in when he was here. Over a hundred people a day come into the shop these days."
They deal in gold and silver and that has added considerable to the present shop activity.
Otherwise it was a nice article he stated. "My father is retired now. He will be interested to read your article in E-Sylum," he told me.
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Going for gold: Local coin shop marks 50th anniversary
Wayne Homren, Editor
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