Author Archives: Cliff Mishler

New Hobby Podcast Available

By Clifford Mishler Illustrated on the cover page of the Utah Numismatic Society’s monthly “The Mint Master” newsletter for March 2020 is an interesting and fascinating scrip issue of the Iosepa Agricultural and Stock Company. The note dates from Aug. … Continue reading

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Clear-Cut Winner of the Ugly Coin Contest

The Low Country Coin Club introduced an interesting twist on “Show ‘n’ Tell” for their first meeting in May, an “Ugly Coin Contest,” according to a report presented in the June 2019 issue of The Scanner, the South Carolina Numismatic … Continue reading

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Club News

60 Years Is Too Long To Be Without a Logo The Saint John Coin Club of New Brunswick, Canada, formally celebrated the 60th anniversary of its 1959 founding at a special reception hosted on the eve of its annual coin … Continue reading

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Clubs serve up good news and bad

A mysterious small (14.2mm) silver token acquired from an eBay seller in Vienna, Austria – An Enigmatic Armenian Copper Token – is the subject of an exploration presented in the October 2017 issue of the “Milwaukee Numismatic News,” authored by … Continue reading

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Ed Rochette gave selfless service

By Clifford Mishler Ed Rochette’s contributions to the welfare of the American Numismatic Association and our hobby community, in my opinion, were seminal and probably incalculable in importance over the more than half century of his active involvement. Their range … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Is collecting an investment or speculation?

By Clifford Mishler Having enjoyed the coin collecting hobby for more than 66 years, I’ve done my share of buying … and some selling. Over that time, I believe I can state with certainty, there was only one instance when … Continue reading

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Activities varied at ANA show

The annual ANA anniversary convention – World’s Fair of Money – has been one of the top highlights of my numismatic travels calendar for most of the past 53 years, dating back to 1961 in Atlanta. The exception was 1970 in St. Louis, the only year in which I was not in attendance. Continue reading

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Numismatics strong in Canada

The fourth Monday of July I put the Town Car on the road to Winnipeg to attend the 60th annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association. Continue reading

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Cold nights, hot notes in Fargo

Less than two weeks after taking leave of the FUN experience, where I’d enjoyed central Florida’s daily temperature readings in the 80s, I found myself putting the Town Car on the road to Fargo, N.D., where temperatures were forecast to be in the single digits below zero, with wind chills deep into the minus-20s range. Continue reading

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Hobby year off to a great start at FUN

This year’s 58th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention was an enjoyable and active event. Continue reading

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