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27 Apr 2017

Books wanted

Coins-United States | CoinLady

As a writer and researcher, I treasure my library. My bookshelves hold many coin reference books, and I have a few auction catalogs too. Many are like reference books in themselves.

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26 Feb 2017

Find a need & fill it

Coins-United States | CoinLady

There's a saying in business, "Find a need and fill it." When trying to figure out what you want to specialize in as a career, what to sell, how to improve your product...this saying is something to think about, no matter what you do.

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24 Feb 2017

Experience & hard work

Coins | CoinLady

If you follow my blog, you know I've been a writer for many years.

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21 Feb 2017

Treasures...not coins

Coins | CoinLady

Monday is the day I visit book stores. As a writer, I always have projects in the works. Made a pretty good haul yesterday. My tote bag weighed almost 15 lbs!

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08 Feb 2017

Coin books

Coins | CoinLady

Every collector needs a reference library. The Red Book is a must, no matter your interests.Specialty books in your favorite series are always helpful, even older editions. Some coin series, such as Lincoln cents, have many reference books available.

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19 Nov 2016

Unexpected benefit of writing

Coins | CoinLady

Ideas can come from anywhere. A few years back, I attended a major convention and got the idea for a novel that became "Wild World."

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16 Nov 2016

Self-publishing?

Coins | CoinLady

I dreamed of putting words on paperand writing bookswhen I was a teen, working in a record store. You couldn't tell me otherwise. I had that confidence that only a 17-yr-old has. Then real life interfered with the dream. College, a social life, and a succession of "real jobs" did that. One job in particular took so much out of me, I stopped writing for seven years. But in 2004, I came back.

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10 Feb 2016

Book Review - Collecting Ancient Greek Coins by Paul Rynearson

Library | Michael Marotta

The newcomer to our hobby will benefit greatly from these insights, but this is not necessarily a book for beginners. While aesthetic enjoyment cannot be ignored, the purpose of the narrative is to help the buyer acquire the best values for the money. That this is a book for the mature collector is perhaps best illustrated by a reference to the 1957 movie, Boy on a Dolphin starring Sophia Loren, a film that “many readers will remember” – though perhaps many others will look it up on www.imdb.com and order it via Netflix.

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