Blind Coin Collector

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

Back to Dublin

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After a short stay in Cambridge, it was time to leave for Dublin for the rest of the week. Things didn’t exactly turn out as planned, but I had a great time. I wasn’t sure how long it would take to get to London to get to my flight, so I left too early. Fortunately. I looked around at the airport when I got there. You might wonder how. Well, I have an app on my phone which is able to tell me about all places sorted by distance, starting with the nearest one.
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The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

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The next trip including numismatic interests led to Cambridge, UK. I’m spending a couple of days here and traveling on to Ireland this week. This time, I wanted to check out the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Currently they have a display of Indian coinage extending through the last two millennia. However, this time, I was not able to contact anybody at the museum. I tried through email and Twitter, but I didn’t even get a response. Fortunately, things turned out much better than it looked when I arrived, but more about that later. First, let me start with a few thoughts on travel which maybe interesting, not necessarily numismatic related, but part of the journey of a blind collector.
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Getting kids interested in coin collecting

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Recently I read an interesting article on Coinweek, about how difficult it is to win the next generation for the hobby. I just started to write up my thoughts on the subject, not necessarily a response, when I came across another interesting piece, which argues that the best recruit is the middle-aged collector. I don’t want to respond to this one either though it may sound that way, but I would like to add my own $0.02. I believe kids are still good recruits if approached well. I don’t think it is an all or nothing deal, kids can enjoy collecting before they become numismatists.
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Interview with the Numismatourist

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Over the last months I had a few conversations with Dr. Howard Berlin, the Numismatourist. I think the story around his book is just as interesting as the book. I am happy to announce, he agreed to an interview on this blog. I thought my readers would be interested in the background story as well. So, for a lack of better interviewer, I had the pleasure to ask him a few questions.

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