In this case I'll make an exception for my friends who regularly only post on the ANA's web site and rarely, if ever frequent NGC's Collectors Society site.As many of you know I display many of my collections on NGC's Collectors Society including my Laura Gardin Fraser set that I have written much about over here. Therefore, it is with humble pleasure that I announce that I have won NGC's "Most Creative Custom Set" award for my Laura Gardin Fraser set.I am posting an image featuring the kind words the judges made concerning my set along with links to the announcement and my award winning set. If you have the opportunity, take a little time to peruse some of the really fine sets on display at Collectors Society. There are great collections of coins over there organized in sets, some with excellent write-ups and images. Many of the set owners have included a great deal of educational information with their sets. One of the things I love about this hobby is the free flow of educational information between individual collectors.Watch for the announcement soon in The Numismatist. If NGC remains true to form they will publish their 2016 award winners in a number of numismatic publications. Happy Collecting to all!https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/5732/NGC-registry-award-winners/https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/wcm/CoinCustomSetView.aspx?s=19449Gary
I wrote the following on 2/3/21 in response to a collector who lives a fair distance from his nearest coin shop. In his blog, he talks about social media and its effect on the coin market. The author of the blog wrote it in response to an article by Jeff Garrett. The link to Jeff's article and the blog are posted below. In my edited answers to him below, I will make references to some of you. Please know that I am not talking directly to you. But I am referring to my perceived knowledge of you in this response to him. I am also posting a proof version of a French coin commemorating medical research that I wrote about in a previous blog. All I can say about that is stunning!