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28 Oct 2018

A new want list

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Have you updated your want list lately? Good idea. There are always a few coins on that list that are dream coins. Mercury dime collectors want the 1916-D. Lincoln cent specialists want the 1909-S VDB. Type collectors want the small eagle coins. Some want list may never be filled.

11 Oct 2018

Dig a little deeper

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During my weekly bookstore day, I checked out the section where the coin books are. Not much change in inventory. A bunch of old World coin guides, some Red Books, and a few that did not appeal to me.

16 Mar 2018

First coin book?

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As a writer and coin enthusiast, I had to stop and think when I saw the latest question posed in Numismatic News. Was your first coin book a Red Book?

19 Jan 2018

Print or e-books?

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So many coin reference books are available. New research is being done all the time, with new titles being released each month or so.

14 Nov 2017

A gift to yourself

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Yesterday was bookstore day. Even the bookstores are preparing for the holidays, with special gift books for sale, coffee table books, art books.

07 Sep 2017

Finally bought it!

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Finally, after all these years...I bought a copy of Dave Bowers' wonderful reference book, "A California Gold Rush History." A solid reference and a keeper if ever there was one. An important part of American history is documented in this volume. Collectors, historians, and gold fans would love this book. I don't know why I didn't get this book sooner.

27 Aug 2017

I found it at the library

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I paid a visit to my local library in search of books for research. I am beginning work on a new novel, science fiction, a departure from my usual. I know SF fans are a great audience, also a tough audience. The science in the written work has to be accurate. This novel takes place among Jupiter's moons, so I spent some time in the Astronomy section.

24 Jun 2017

Great find...not a coin

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I keep checking every bit of change that comes my way, in the hopes of finding something special. Maybe not a 1916-D Mercury dime, or any Mercury dime. Not a 1909-S VDB cent. But something unusual, like a War nickel or a scarce variety, maybe even a double die cent.


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