If a collector isn't inspired at the World's Fair of Money, where could they be? A few years ago, the WFM featured a display if the first double eagle, the unique 1849. Next to it was the famous 1933. There were the first and last issues of $20 gold.
While discussing these coins with my editor, I had an idea. I planned an article on the later date $20 gold. Mintage figures were usually healthy, but survival rates were low; quite low, in the case of the 1927-D. This would take some questioning, some research and a lot of reading, but I was up to the task.
As it turns out, I had plenty of time to work on this and other articles. I stayed home for three months recovering from an accident, but that's another story.
Looking at beautiful, historical, rare coins could inspire even the most casual collector. Keep looking. Keep enjoying.