As a child I collected old british coins and foreign currencies left over from holidays. Was given a 2 pence cartwheel which I still own. My dad bought me a 1998 1oz silver britannia out of the newspaper when they were released (westminster advert)
Eventually lost interest through school, and for my 18th I was given a half sovereign by my parents, and for my 21st, a full sovereign.
Again, left in a box hidden away and forgotten about. 2015, and I cant remember why, but I decided to buy 2 x 20g gold bars from bullion by post. Again left in the same box as the sovs and forgotten about.
Finally in 2018 pretty much bang on 2 yrs ago, I decided to buy 5 x 2018 perth mint silver dragon bars and after that I well and truly got the bug