Since it has been over a year since I started doing some research on Dads collection, I have found that there is a huge amount of knowledge and experience among collectors. I make a distinction between knowledge and experience, they are not the same things.
It is often said that experience is the best teacher, its lessons stick with us more than the knowledge we glean from books, it is a hard teacher, its lessons can cost us money, time and can be frustrating.
My name is Morgan, I am a silver dollar. There are many of us Morgans, we seem to be able to tell ourselves apart pretty easily despite us all having the same name.
I was minted back in 1879, at New Orleans, my father was silver from Colorado, my mother was a new coining press that had replaced the one from before the Civil War. I have always been lucky, most of my brothers and sisters sat for years in bank vaults, shut up in mint bags and counted every so often, it was not so with
It has been one year since I got the bad news. I had worked all day and after work I had stopped off at the bank, and then went to the local watering hole and had a beer, a friendly acquaintance met me there and we talked about the local teams work and I went home. When I got home I was told that my dad had suffered a stroke and was up at the hospital.
My wife and I went up to the hospital, the stroke had happened shortly after noon, my dad was awake but was not communicating. We talked
Back in ancient Greece, one of the most esteemed politicians, a rhetorician, took the election by promising fairness, those who were on hard times and wanted some changes made voted for him, those who were doing well voted for him, those with grudges voted for him and those who were satisfied voted for him. They all wanted what was fair tho the definition of what was fair differed for each one of them.
In my blog predator and prey, I said I would take up the issue of fairness in the
For some time I have been looking forward to the biannual coin show, held at the Holiday Inn in Rockford, (a short drive) and today it finally came. I had been saving for this one. The last month I have limited my coin collecting activities to buying and searching rolls of cents. So I had been socking away cash, for the main purpose that I have been aiming at, a real nice type 1 standing liberty quarter.
I had mentioned it to my better half, and she agreed to go with me. I did a bit
Updated 01-24-2010 at 08:55 PM by chip