In my school days I was a numismatist or coin collector since the day my dad bought souvenir coins from around the world when he visited Europe back in the 1970s. I was so thrilled to see so many types of designs from the various countries. There were 1 cent coins, 5 cents, 10 cents and so on. My dad also bought me coin albums so that I can select and put them into the album for easier viewing. Then during Chinese New Year sometime in 1996, my aunt in Singapore gave me commemorative gold coins instead of ‘ang pows’ or red packets of money. The gold coins depict the year of the animal showing a ten dollar face value. And it weighed about 10 gm in pure 99.9% gold. That was the most expensive gift I have ever received and I still cherish the gold coin until today.