September 19, 2018

VV Questers to learn about US currency

This article was published September 9, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- Vapor Valley Questers will meet for lunch at the De Soto Club in Hot Springs Village at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17. The program will be presented by Keith Hammond, historian of American money and owner of Coins and Such.

Through the influence of his grandmother, Hammond became interested in coins as a teenager in Pennsylvania. He first came to Arkansas as a student at Harding College in Searcy, later going on to other schools in Texas.

While living in Texas, Hammond was a pastor and pursued a career in the medical supply field. Eighteen years ago, he and his wife moved to Hot Springs Village. Coin collecting continued to be a hobby throughout his life; today it is more than a hobby, it is a passion and livelihood. When asked what he liked most about collecting money, he quickly replied, "It's the history."

To join Vapor Valley Questers for this presentation or to learn more about the Quester organization, call Linney Rohrer at 922-5488.

Society on 09/09/2018
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