Author Archives: Cliff Mishler

Travels focus on hobby byways

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

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Month includes two first-time events

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

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ANA show a golden opportunity

Dominated by six days at the 120th anniversary ANA convention in Chicago, the 50th I’ve attended over a span dating back to 1961, I spent a third of the month of August on the road away from Iola. Days before that outing I had embarked on a four-day excursion to Okoboji, Iowa, to participate in the third National Bank Note Seminar hosted at the Higgins Museum and attend a board meeting. Continue reading

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Collecting strong in Canada

I carved six days out of mid-July to attend this year’s 61st anniversary convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association. Hosted in Windsor, Ontario, the convention provided me with both a drivable destination and a change of tempo. Continue reading

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Memphis show marks milestones

Highlighting this year’s May and June travels was an outing to the 35th annual International Paper Money Show in Memphis, an event that was host to formal celebrations of the 50th anniversaries of the Society of Paper Money Collectors and the International Bank Note Society. Continue reading

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Fargo little coin show is a big one

Having so thoroughly enjoyed my 2010 attendance at the Red River Valley Coin Club’s 50th anniversary coin show, I decided to put my Town Car on the road to Fargo on the last Friday of January again this year. Continue reading

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NYINC convention full of activity

The 39th annual New York International Coin Convention was an event blessed by great timing and activity. Continue reading

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Hobby outings round out holidays

This commentary will primarily recount my experiences attending the 55th annual convention of the Michigan State Numismatic Society over Thanksgiving weekend in Dearborn. Continue reading

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Travels lead to Kansas, New York

October found me on the road participating in a trio of quite varied hobby events, only the last of which was a show outing, the others being an educational seminar and a board meeting. Continue reading

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Autumn outings lead to Richmond

The third weekend of September found me traveling to Richmond for participation at the 52nd annual convention of the Virginia Numismatic Association, this being the first time I’d ventured forth to the venue in perhaps 20 years or so. Continue reading

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