I now have no plans to find a show to go to until spring or summer. Which means delaying browsing or buying any coins in person until next year. So there is plenty of time to get 'edumacated'. I might go to the Kalamazoo show April 6th, or to Warren, Michigan April 13-15. There are other possibilities for me after that if I miss those or have the opportunity. The books I have ordered are: Ancient Numismatics, by Kurt Regling Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume I - Europe, by David R Sear Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume II - Asia and Africa Modern Japanese Coinage, 2nd Edition, by Michael L. Cummings The Rise of Parthia in the East, by Cam Rea Antioch: The History and Legacy of the Ancient Syrian City Established by the Ancient Seleucid Empire, by Charles River Editors and a DVD of older books: Ancient and Medieval Coins Let me know which of these are truly valuable. I know I can get info on the web, but I also know some of that info might be not good, and likely I will probably be exposed to some really good info in these books. Also, some books are super $$$, so as I go along in this, let me know based on the coins and interests I show, if any particular book might be a great one to get (the idea being that by buying the book, I will be foregoing getting anywhere from one to probably five or six coins).