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Author Archives: Cliff Mishler
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
This year’s 58th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention was an enjoyable and active event. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
I had been an active coin collector for more than 12 years when I attended my first local coin club meeting. That occasion was in the company of Chet Krause, some 49 years ago, just weeks after having joined the Numismatic News staff in early 1963 at the invitation of then editor Ed Rochette, who roughly three and a half years later moved on to a 40-plus year career of active immersion in the affairs of the American Numismatic Association. Continue reading
My attendance at the 120th anniversary American Numismatic Association convention in Chicago was followed by six weeks of inactivity insofar as numismatic travels were concerned. Things got rolling again on the first weekend of October with that Sunday finding me putting the Town Car on the road to Milwaukee to attend the 76th annual Milwaukee Numismatic Society show. Continue reading