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Community Voice Response: Fri, March 13 eNewsletter

From the March 13, 2020, Numismatic News E-NewsLetter

How have the economic and travel impacts of the coronavirus affected your current collecting approach?

Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.

I will miss connecting with my fellow collectors. In the age of cocooning, the bourse is dynamic. Nothing compares with a smile, a friendly spar, and the joy of the story. Tell me how my five senses are stimulated looking at a computer and I will say to you, you’re lifeless.

James Adams
Address Withheld

I'm buying with a drop of gold and silver.

Name and Address Withheld

Coronavirus has caused me to lose $60,000 in the stock market on paper. I'm not buying anything at the moment, not until the situation calms down. I usually buy gold double eagles for a very very wealthy friend but I've stopped doing that until the market stabilizes.

Paul Price
Address Withheld

I find that I won’t be attending coin collecting presentations. I am doing more online shopping for coins. I would rather attend coin collecting shows, but based on the circumstances, alternative methods have to be adopted.

Doug Fields,
Laredo, Texas

Other than coin shows shutting down, little impact for me. I have so much backlog it is a good opportunity to process it rather than focus on new acquisitions.

Bob Fritsch
Nashua, N.H.

I find that at this point I will most likely not be going to coin collection presentations. What I’m doing for now is online shopping. It’s not the way I like to collect and buy coins, but it’s the best for now with the present circumstances.

Up until now, it hasn't.

However, I was planning to purchase a 2020 proof silver eagle as a gift for my employer. But I received an email this morning indicating the Mint has run out of the coin. I hope it is temporary.

Mike Farnsworth
Lebanon, Ore.