Author Archives: Cliff Mishler

Fargo hard to beat for January coin show

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

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FUN was fun, but marketplace was dull

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

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Michigan Show a Thanksgiving tradition

My favorite coin show event on an annual basis is most likely the Michigan State gathering in Dearborn over Thanksgiving weekend. Continue reading

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Travels span from Omaha to New York

The destinations and experiences that framed the front and back of my mid-October travels were quite varied. Continue reading

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Two weeks of travel bring new treasures

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

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ANA convention filled with activities

While the tempo of this year’s annual American Numismatic Association convention was a bit laid back, it wasn’t due to a lack of activities. There were ample opportunities to buy and sell around the record-setting bourse. Continue reading

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Trips lead to numismatic treasures

The months of May, June and July were mighty quiet for me from the perspective of travel. Over the 13 weeks between my return from Central States in Cincinnati and heading off for the American Numismatic Association convention in Los Angeles, I only availed myself of two numismatic outings. Continue reading

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Mishler sees promising future for ANA

The recently announced ANA election results, I am convinced, set the organization on the path of continuing to build toward a secure and promising future. Continue reading

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Slabbed token catches eye at Central States

My numismatic road-running for the month of April closed out with attendance at the 70th anniversary convention of the Central States Numismatic Society in Cincinnati, an outing that spilled over into the first days of May. Continue reading

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Smaller shows highlight spring travels

This year the time from late winter through early spring found me spending a good bit of time on the road, attending seven drivable show destinations over that time Continue reading

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