Blind Coin Collector

It's another kind of fun to collect coins if you can't see them.

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian

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ancient coin

The Gallery of Numismatics opened to the public last year. The National Numismatic Collection, which houses 1.6 million numismatic artifacts, is also available for researchers by appointment. You can imagine how excited I was when I found out that my next trip was to Washington DC There was even more to the excitement, I used to live there for almost ten years, and I’m always happy to be back for no matter how short of a time. But for now, let’s talk numismatics. At least for the most part.

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Presenting at the Chicago Coin Club

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I sure needed some luck for things to work out just perfectly. I was scheduled to spend a few days in Chicago for work. I emailed the secretary of the Chicago Coin Club, Carl Wolf, to enquirer about their next meeting. It wasn’t totally random, I was already thinking about joining the club, but given that I had no idea when I’d be in Chicago I passed on it last year. So, it turned out that during my stay the club will meet. A few days later I got a request to be the presenter at the October meeting.
Standing at the CCC
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Collecting in Toronto

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Canada 5 Dollars
Recently I got a new work assignment, I will be traveling to train how to make information technology usable for people with disabilities. So, you can imagine. It is not just a job or an assignment, this is something I am passionate about. Both the travel and the work aspect of it. I started in Toronto last week. And there’s no better way to spend free time than experiencing the area, and of course, adding to my collection.
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The Blind Friendly Coin Store

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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.

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Notes on a Birthday

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5 Pengo

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.

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Online Coin Museum

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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.
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Collecting in Hungary

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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.

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Hungarian Numismatic Society

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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.

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Why I Got an Old 10 Rappen?

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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.
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A Special Trip to the Money Museum

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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.

Emily's money
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