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Author Archives: Cliff Mishler
Toward the end of June I embarked on a 10-day trip to participate in the record setting 42nd annual ANA Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, a true melting pot of our hobby community. Continue reading
You can’t tell a book by it’s cover, they say, and you can’t know what’s behind a door until you open it. Both axioms hold true for visitors to the Chicago Coin Company, Inc. Continue reading
Attendance at the 71st annual convention of the Central States Numismatic Society closed out my April numismatic travels. This year’s gathering was hosted in Milwaukee, the 12th time the organization has assembled there, commencing with the third in 1941. Continue reading
The month of April found one weekend spent at home sandwiched between a pair of road trips. Continue reading
This past March proved to be a rather busy travel month for me, finding me away from home for all or a portion of every weekend. Continue reading
Tradition breeds success, I’ve heard it said. Nowhere is that truer, numismatically speaking, than in Fargo, N.D., at the end of January. The last weekend of January is the longstanding venue for the annual Red River Valley Coin Club show, which this year celebrated its 50th anniversary. Continue reading
Having attended all but a few of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) conventions since the event pretty much took up permanent residence in the Orlando area around 40 years ago, I must say that this annual event has generally been one that it has been much “fun” to attend. Continue reading
My favorite coin show event on an annual basis is most likely the Michigan State gathering in Dearborn over Thanksgiving weekend. Continue reading
The destinations and experiences that framed the front and back of my mid-October travels were quite varied. Continue reading
My travels in conjunction with this year’s Los Angeles American Numismatic Association convention turned into a two-week outing. Rather than a direct return to Iola, I spent the following week on the numismatic trail to Colorado Springs, Okoboji and Edmonton. Continue reading