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When Tom Lovelace began collecting coins at the age of 8, he never could have dreamed where that interest might take him.

Initially gifted with a cigar box full of coins from a well-travelled family friend, Tom's collection received a major boost from family members returning home from World War II. Serendipitously, the end of the war also coincided with the release of the first book on foreign coins. Finally, Tom had a way to identify the many coins in his possession.

Over the years, he continued to enjoy looking for specific coins to round out his collection. In the late 1970’s, Tom and his wife Peggy turned his hobby into a business, buying, selling and trading coins with other coin collectors. His coins were always in demand and business flourished.

Over the years, Tom continued to “play” with his coins, as his family members called it. Many a birthday and Christmas was celebrated with a gift of one of Tom’s favorite coins made in to a beautiful piece of jewelry.

Peggy and daughter Ginny always received compliments on the jewelry everywhere they went.

And thus, a seed was planted…

We are sad to report we lost Tom on April 9th, 2017. He will be forever missed by friends, family and especially those of us at Thomas Pinck. He was a special man. 



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