Author Archives: Cliff Mishler

Activities varied at ANA show

The annual ANA anniversary convention – World’s Fair of Money – has been one of the top highlights of my numismatic travels calendar for most of the past 53 years, dating back to 1961 in Atlanta. The exception was 1970 in St. Louis, the only year in which I was not in attendance. Continue reading

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Numismatics strong in Canada

The fourth Monday of July I put the Town Car on the road to Winnipeg to attend the 60th annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association. Continue reading

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Cold nights, hot notes in Fargo

Less than two weeks after taking leave of the FUN experience, where I’d enjoyed central Florida’s daily temperature readings in the 80s, I found myself putting the Town Car on the road to Fargo, N.D., where temperatures were forecast to be in the single digits below zero, with wind chills deep into the minus-20s range. Continue reading

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Hobby year off to a great start at FUN

This year’s 58th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention was an enjoyable and active event. Continue reading

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New venue, same great MSNS show

The Michigan State Numismatic Society held its convention over Thanksgiving weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn. And my tradition was to attend the event rather than relaxing at home with the family. Continue reading

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Gold legalization big event in 1974

Happy 60th Anniversary to Numismatic News. Working with the paper has afforded me many experiences. I would like to share some with you. Continue reading

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Philadelphia set exhausting pace

Having attended two previous American Numismatic Association conventions in Philadelphia – 1969 when the U.S. Mint and the Franklin Mint did battle with open house events at their respective new facilities and 2000 when the first Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing was presented to Q. David Bowers. Continue reading

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A summer of cars, coins, college

Subsequent to returning from participation in the ANA’s annual spring National Money Show in Denver at the end of the first full week in May, until heading off to spend most of the first full week of August in Philadelphia attending the 121st anniversary World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, I’ll not have explored so much as a single bourse, which means I missed several events that I have often frequented over the years. Continue reading

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Numismatic News hits 60th Anniversary Milestone

This year is, of course, the 60th anniversary of Chet Krause having given birth to Numismatic News, the first edition of which appeared carrying the cover date of Oct.13, 1952. As I set myself to recording the thoughts and reflections which follow to electronic storage, embracing that three generations of time, it is early March, the commencement of my 50th year of association with the publication. Continue reading

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Hobby board meetings fill May

My May travels featured out-of-state trips to attend a pair of hobby community board meetings in Denver and Okoboji, Iowa, the former of the American Numismatic Association and the latter of the Higgins Museum of National Banking. Both were tightly scheduled, one being a flying destination, the other a drivable outing. Continue reading

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