As time rolls on the average collector will find that it keeps getting harder to find items to add to the collection. I find that after decades of collecting I only find something good in one of ten outings. Since I collect many different things I may be doing better than someone who’s collecting focus is much more narrow. Even so I often find myself buying items that I don’t need as an investment. The key to happiness is to keep your travels productive. When I buy something as an investment it makes the wife happy but is not very stimulating to my collecting mind. Often I buy something simply because it looks interesting which in turn can become a new collection. One such area that I would recommend is the vast field of American Legion Convention Medals. The Legion has been a national group since the end of the First World War. Just like the older GAR they hold state and national conventions every year and each convention has a medal with a unique design that reflects the convention location. Best of all the medals can be found everywhere and they are cheap! Start looking around. I think you will like what you see.
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- Letters to the Editor (March 1, 2016) Mint makes fast delivery of flawless Twain coinJust for the record, I received notification from the U.S. Mint that my Mark Twain silver dollar coin had been shipped on Feb. 2. It arrived Feb. 6. Four days. It must be some kind of record. The coin is flawless. Thank you U.S. Mint. Klaus Schwalfenberg Torrance, Calif. ‘S’ mint quarters ...
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