When I was at school I had a correspondence friendship with a girl from New York.
I can't remember her name well.
I think it was Andrea Gould, but I'm not sure at all.
We used to send cards, letters about school and social life and sometimes little gifts.
I saved the stamps with care.
And the dollar coins she gave me for my birthday.
I wonder if she saved the coins she got for her birthday.
The weekly letters were a real joy, but as soon as she and I changed schools the frequency diminished and our friendship became a precious memory.
During the years I've often wondered how she was doing.
The coins are resting in a nice green box in a drawer, together with other coins.
One of my friends said to me I should sell one of the dollars and go to New York and try to find her.
I don't think we're talking about the famous Morgan dollars here. They are worth a lot.
But the ones she gave me were current dollars of the time. They represent not much more.
The coins she got from me have increased in value though. We changed currency, so they're of historical value now.
At the time she could have bought a large luxurious icecream here, and now she could go with them to a good restaurant for dinner for one.
When you want to buy coins that increase in value you need good advice. Don't forget that.
Investing your money in coins and gold is very clever and a good insurance for the future, but only when you're well informed.