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Pizza parties don’t go with coins, do they?

Joseph P. Kennedy knew it was time to get out of the stock market before the 1929 crash when shoeshine boys were offering stock tips.

What is the 21st century equivalent?

The contents of my email this morning perhaps are the answer.

One email invites me to a cryptocurrency pizza party in central London.

I have always wanted to visit London, but I don’t think I will make this event.

The information in the email looks high powered.

An individual resume looks like the sender wants to impress me.

However, if it is to impress, why is the email being sent to someone out in the middle of rural Wisconsin?

A second email follows a series of  similar ones in recent days. It tells me about a cryptocurrency that relates to dentistry.



You read correctly.

I hit delete, as I am sure you would.

But know that dental practices in Pakistan and Serbia are adopting it.

Must be my loss then.

How do I get on these email lists?

I am not alone in wondering.

I expect you get spam emails like this also.

But only recently have my spam emails been playing up cryptocurrencies.

My first blog about one was late last November when Bitcoin was knocking on the door of $10,000.

It is still knocking at that level almost three months later, but it nearly reached $20,000 in the interim and fell to roughly $6,000.

Does that give you confidence in it?

Are these emails the shoeshine boys telling me where to put my money?

Could be.

Do I get emailed inquiries about numismatics anymore?

I sure do.

Many are useful for Coin Clinic.

Keep them coming.

Others are not useful at all.

I am still getting emails that do not bother to write out a question.

There is simply an image attached.

If I am lucky, the subject line has question marks in it so I know it is a question.

This morning, the image sent to me is of a fairly well circulated 1961-D cent.

Do emails like this make you want to be a numismatics editor just like me?


Even numismatics editors get a weekend. I am looking forward to 5 p.m.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog for the third time in 2017 . He is editor of the weekly newspaper “Numismatic News.”

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2 Responses to Pizza parties don’t go with coins, do they?

  1. jimo2018 says:

    One of my pasttimes during 23 years in retirement is searching for silver halves. On a recent bank visit a teller said she had 17 rolls. I had just enough cash on me for 9 rolls. Later that night I got the surprise of my life, while searching through the 9 roles every coin turned out to be Walking Liberties and Franklins. I couldn’t wait to go back the next day for the remaining 8 rolls. Those coins also turned out to be only Walking Liberties and Franklins. My usual finds are a few 40 %’s but needless to say my 23 years of searching finally paid off BIG.

  2. Vachon says:

    @jim02018 : I’m happy for your find. I’ve been doing that myself (though not yet retired) for the past 15 years. My best day was July 5, 2005 (that’s how much it impressed on me…I still remember the date!). It started when the teller actually had the $200 in halves I had requested without having to go to the back room first: that never happens! I got 17 40% silver Kennedys, 59 1964 Kennedys, and one roll of mixed date Walkers and Franklins ranging from 1937-1963.

    I wish I had noticed something unusual about what she gave me right then and there as I regret not asking if she had any more. Almost $40 in 90% silver halves. That pales in comparison to your good luck but I’m not complaining.

    Happy hunting 🙂

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