Blind Coin Collector

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

Dublin Museum Visit

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Irish Penny

I was happy to find out that I had to go to Dublin for a few days. You guessed it right, I started to look for a coin museum to fill my free time. Unfortunately, I only had a short time to prepare, so I didn’t have time to do much reading. Instead, I contacted the National Museum of Ireland to schedule a visit. I had to admit, I knew very little about the museum, for that matter, I didn’t even know much about Irish coins. So, when I got the obvious question, what was it I wanted to learn about, I said, well, Irish coins. I figured no matter what they have, probably it would be a great opportunity to learn about the rich coinage of a small nation right there, just guessing, but it is hard to imagine that any other place would have a good overview of Irish coins. Though I had no idea, I got it right. The exhibit was outstanding, so was my experience.

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An Inspiration – The Numismatourist

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A couple of years ago I have read about an interesting book, the Numismatourist, by Howard Berlin. The author is a retired history teacher and a numismatist. He is traveling around the world visiting mints and coin museums. I found his book interesting and inspirational, at that point I didn’t know I would try to follow his footsteps.

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Visiting the Coin Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

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I was very much looking forward to visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where there is a coin gallary. I have never heard coins classified into the art category, though it does makes sense, I was curious to find out how and why. I started arranging for this visit before the trip to the Smithsonian in November. It seems that each of these museum visits are more interesting and educational, once I know what to look for or what to ask, having a comparison.

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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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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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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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Money Museum at the Cleveland Fed

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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.
Emily on Dollar Bill
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