Hello, and good afternoon, my fellow numismatists! Today's blog will be... interesting haha! I dislocated my knee earlier, and am a little loopy on pain meds, so please bear with me. First off, I am wondering how many of you have friends and family who just.... don't understand coin collecting, and can't for the life of them wrap their minds around how interesting we find it? I have several friends who tease me RELENTLESSLY for my passion haha! I made the picture I attached in honor them haha. I have had lots of time on my hands recently, and have filled that will all sorts of things numismatics related. I have finally read through all the informative sections of the Red Book, consumed several early American copper reference guides, and all of the ANAs correspondence courses. If you have not read through the correspondence course materials the ANA has to offer, I highly recommend it. Very interesting. I have learned quite a lot this week about varieties, and have been able to identify the date on several cull/dateless cents (pre-1820) due to different varieties and errors. I also wanted to update you all on Numismastery! I finally put up a website a week ago, for those of you who missed it. I teamed up with CentSearcher who is solely editing/publishing a newsletter on behalf of Numismastery called the Loupe. If you would like to be on the mailing list, privately message me with your email. Anyway, I am proud to announce that I am working with two new YNs who caught in interest in numismatics through my outreach efforts. Hopefully I will be able to convince them to commit to an ANA membership so they can learn more. Thanks to all who have helped me in my efforts, and given me invaluable feedback on what to edit in my course. I was able to make some headway on the website, and tidy things up a bit. If you missed it, check it out at www.numismastery.weebly.com. Shoot me a message if you have any feedback. I hope you all have a wonderful day! NOTE: Try to not dislocate your knee, it's not the most fun thing in the world (; Sorry if this seems like a weird blog. I will probably re-read this when I am off my meds and wonder why on earth I said half of the things I did. Cya 'round!