I found the ultimate coin store, just perfect for blind collectors, too. It is called the Stamp and Coin Place. They are located in Washington State, but they sell online. It started when they mentioned my blog in one of their blog posts on Past and Present. So as it usually happens on twitter, I tweeted the post and thanked them for the mention, after which I got a complement about my blog. There the conversation started with Elizabeth, who appeared to have read my blog and understood my challenges as a blind collector. Fast forward, I have made my first purchase from them, but let’s see why.
Last year I posted my thoughts when this blog turned two. Similarly, here are my thoughts on the exact day when the blog is turning three.
The post last year definitely helped me to evaluate where I was with the blog and where I wanted to take it in the future. Probably the two keywords last year were mainstream and numismatics.
This is one of the coolest things I found recently, an online museum of coins, stamps and notes. The amount of information is amazing, and very readable with my screen reader.
I spent the last few weeks in Hungary, so I couldn’t miss the chance of getting some more harder to get Hungarian coins. I had many plans, but only a few happened, but I was still able to add to my collection.
I’m spending some time in Hungary, where I grew up, and there is something I have missed while I lived here. I did not learn much about Hungarian coin collecting. So, last week, I found an interesting presentation to attend, the only one while I’m here.
Against all my collecting habits and criteria, I recently picked up a 1921 Swiss 10 Rappen from the coin store. No big deal, happens to all of us collectors, but there is still something unusual about it. I strictly collect by type, and I already had a 1962 10 Rappen.
A few weeks ago I got a surprise email from the Money Museum, inviting bloggers for a special tour and reception. I was happy and surprised, I didn’t think they would find and read my ramblings, and of course, who can say no to a special tour. So, we went with Emily.
A quick update on how the coin description project was evolving over the next year, and future plans. You can help if you have ten minutes a week.
Today I took Emily to the Cleveland Federal Reserve’s Money Museum. This trip was overdue, I’ve been planning it for over a year now, but it is mostly open during school days. So, finally, the time was right. Originally I called the museum to ask about any guided tours for kids or people with disabilities.
It is indeed fascinating, whether you are a coin collector, interested in history, or a starting numismatist. This book is impossible to put down, it is jam packed with interesting rumors and information about the coins of the United States.