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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.

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.

24 Feb 2017

Experience & hard work

Coins | CoinLady

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

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!

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.

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."

16 Nov 2016


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.

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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