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Silver Certificate: yes or no?

Can you stand one more Silver Certificate story?

The notes I obtained on Friday became the focus of a conundrum.

The daughter of my niece just turned 3 years of age. As part of my gift, I considered slipping one of the $1 Silver Certificates that I wrote about yesterday into the card.

I hemmed and hawed.

The notes aren’t pretty, I thought.

Will I look cheap even if it isn’t the only gift?

Is it too much to ask the non-collecting parents to put the note aside until she is 7 or 8 years old when she can comprehend why the note is different?

In the end, I decided against it.

I can put the note in a drawer and pull it back out at the appropriate time.

Will I remember to do this?

You know what they say about good intentions.

Not going through with it is probably the better course for the short term, but I somehow feel disloyal to the hobby by not taking advantage of an opportunity to give it a plug.

Oh well, just call me a coward. I will have to make it up somehow.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper is editor of the weekly newspaper “Numismatic News.”

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One Response to Silver Certificate: yes or no?

  1. Tom Snyder says:

    I have a grandson age 5 and I’m going to wait until he is 8 and can read somewhat and become fascinated before introducing him to numismatics. Right now he likes rocks of different colors, but
    has no idea that any of them have mineral names. It’s too early for numismatics. I give him a golden dollar now and then and it just goes into his piggy bank.

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