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    I know this has been said.............

    I just wanted to offer some words of encouragement for all the members here, about the enjoyment of Numismatic Research. For more than just a few years, I had operated a small but profitable Coin Shop in a quiet little town in Upstate New York. Having been a Collector since I was 10 years old, this had always been a dream of mine and I made that dream into reality, back in 1998 albeit short lived because of Health issues. The short time I enjoyed this profession, I sold, traded and appraised many collections in this area of New York, and taught some of the Y/N's in the small town of 1,500.

    Now, I'm on Veterans Disability and unable to physically participate in our general workforce. Throughout all my years though, I heeded the old saying, " Buy the book before the Coin " . I must say, this has served me very well. There is so much enjoyment to be experienced, researching Numismatic History. So, today, this aspect of my numismatic activity occupies most of my time. The things I didn't know or never was taught ! It's a challenging activity, but with rewards few actually experience.

    I would urge you all to devote some of your time to Numismatic Research. Many times, it's more rewarding than actually owning any Coin, Medal or Token .

    Today, I have what I consider a fairly decent Numismatic Library, some pieces of literature that are very rare. I would encourage you all to spend some time, strolling through the pages of Numismatic History.

    On that note, I would urge you all to pickup a copy of a new book just published, and written by my dear friend, Joel Orosz and Len Augsberger titled " The Secret History of the First United States Mint " . These first editions are destined to become quite rare and will quickly be gone. If anyone has trouble locating the book, please let me know and I will see if I might assist you in obtaining a copy. These are very limited editions. Have a great day, and oh yeah, Read A Book .

    regards, Tom
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    Sounds interesting. Do they sell through any online stores like Amazon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesh View Post
    Sounds interesting. Do they sell through any online stores like Amazon?
    I believe they might or direct from whitman

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    Hi Tom
    Thous are such good words of wisdom, and thank you for a very enjoyable read.
    I have put my collection on hold as I am now collecting sample slabs.
    I also write an article on this subject.
    Sample slabs have such a impact on numismatics, and like you, I think reading about them and the history behind them is important.
    Now as I am the only one writing about this subject, my article are about all the is to read, but I have been told they
    are very enjoyable. There are no other websites to learn from. So I do my very best to help educate anyone who wants to read them.
    I am just finishing an article on world samples and it took a lot of reseaech on the coins inside the slabs, but I enjoyed every minute.
    Well it has been very nice takling with you Tom, Please keep in tuch
    All the very Best
    Alan
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    Quote Originally Posted by acan45 View Post
    Hi Tom
    Thous are such good words of wisdom, and thank you for a very enjoyable read.
    I have put my collection on hold as I am now collecting sample slabs.
    I also write an article on this subject.
    Sample slabs have such a impact on numismatics, and like you, I think reading about them and the history behind them is important.
    Now as I am the only one writing about this subject, my article are about all the is to read, but I have been told they
    are very enjoyable. There are no other websites to learn from. So I do my very best to help educate anyone who wants to read them.
    I am just finishing an article on world samples and it took a lot of reseaech on the coins inside the slabs, but I enjoyed every minute.
    Well it has been very nice takling with you Tom, Please keep in tuch
    All the very Best
    Alan

    Thank you Alan, and I wish you all the best as you pursue knowledge. I don't have time at this very moment to read your article, but I do promise to come back and read it very soon.

    Tom

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    Nicely written article. While I do not endeavor to collect " Sample " type holder's, I can understand
    the Collector Interest in doing so. Without question, there is important history to be learned.

    Tom.

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    Thanks Tom
    I do try to show the relevance sample play in the history of numismatics.
    I have a new article coming out on world samples, and I devoted a lot of time to research to the coins inside the samples.
    North America being so young as compared to let's say England where the coinage goes back several hundred years.
    I must admit it was very enjoyable to learn so much about these coins.
    Alan
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