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Contest can open doors

At the Numismatic Literary Guild panel discussion last Thursday during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, I was asked about my beginnings as a numismatic journalist. My first bylined article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins … Continue reading

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Future of conventions scrutinized

On my way down to breakfast Saturday morning, the hotel elevator doors opened to reveal a young woman wearing a grass skirt, a lei around her neck and rings of flowers on her wrists and on her head. I was … Continue reading

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Going, going, gone … welcome back

Today is the last day of the two-year American Numismatic Association presidential term of Walter Ostromecki. Walt has been a tireless promoter of education. He has also been engaged in a sort of personal outreach to the many clubs across … Continue reading

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Survivors

Coin collectors are resilient. They have to be. In the past seven years they have been put through a real-life version of “Survivor” by the Great Recession. I am thinking about this today because I have been invited to participate … Continue reading

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Quick visit for Mint chief

It was a quick in and out visit by the head of the U.S. Mint to the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 11. Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson helped to cut the ribbon to open the convention … Continue reading

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PNG shows its all about people

Ever wonder how the titans of the numismatic business got that way? Last night at the annual dinner of the Professional Numismatists Guild at Gibson’s restaurant in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill., you wouldn’t even ask the question. It … Continue reading

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Journey to the center of numismatics

Here we go. It is American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money week in Rosemont, Ill., a Chicago suburb. A huge bourse, two significant auctions and more meetings and social gatherings than any individual can attend will keep thousands of … Continue reading

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Movie after long wait?

This week I finally had time to watch the movie, “Woman in Gold” on DVD. I liked it. It was a David versus Goliath kind of story. A Gustav Klimt painting was stolen by the Nazis in Vienna in 1938. … Continue reading

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Time to get out already?

Sales of the 2015 High Relief $100 gold piece have hit a wall. Daily demand has fallen to practically nothing. Total sales as of Sunday, Aug. 2, reached a very strong 41,930 after the coin first became available Thursday, July … Continue reading

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Fast and furious?

Readers are getting delivery of the 2015 High Relief $100 gold piece with the new rendition of Miss Liberty. The coin went on sale just last Thursday, July 30. Kudos to the Mint for having a large number of coins … Continue reading

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