Coin people tend to be detail oriented. They have to be. When it comes to grading, every little detail counts. Coin collectors carefully examine full bell lines, Liberty hair details, Lincoln's bow tie and Liberty's curls.
A recent cool find on bookstore day was a book on the discovery of Pluto. "Out of the Darkness, the Planet Pluto" by Clyde Tombaugh, the man who discovered this small body. There's plenty of photos and details...lots of details...The book contains photos of star fields covered with tiny points of light. Tombaugh studied these phots in detail to find movement, which would mean a new planet. And one day in 1930, he found Pluto. Pluto is no longer considered a planet, but its story is still fascinating. A recent space probe mapped this small body and its moons.