Fort Bend County Libraries will present an introductory program for anyone interested in starting the hobby of coin collecting. The program, “Coin Collecting for Beginners,” will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m,. in room 2A at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview Drive in Richmond.

T.L. Smith will provide a basic overview of the different types of coins minted in the United States, and how to go about starting a coin collection.

He will also discuss the different types of marks to look for on coins, how to grade coins, and how to protect and preserve the coins.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call George Memorial Library (281-342-4455) or the library system’s Communications office 281-633-4734.

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