Archive for July 2008
I read this great article about the Zimbabwe monetary system. They just released a 100 billion dollar banknote. It just goes to show you that our economy isn’t that bad off. I’ll let this one speak for itself.
I want to introduce you to Eastern Numismatics, a firm that I have grown fondly of since I have become a serious coin collector. It originated in 1974 on Long Island, when I was only five. The company is and always has been a family operation and is a great place to do business. I met up with them a few years ago and now have a some friendships that will last a lifetime. Eastern is in the business of selling coins, but their real business is to create a numismatic family. The company’s consultants will to give you good product at the great price. The management staff works around the clock to provide the the finest coins and currency to its family of collectors.
I thought I would write a little piece on Canada. Our neighbor to the north, who has always been a step behind the good old USA, but at the moment their dollar buys just what our’s does. Enjoy it while it lasts, but I want to comment on coins here. Growing up in Northern Ohio, my family used to go to Canada every summer. I certainly enjoyed myself up there. The great fishing, forests, let alone the ground bees nest I stepped on and got 26 bee stings. So back to the point, their coins have always had a wilderness appeal and I like them. Praising the wonderful wildlife to the ever so popular maple leaf.
Here at The Coinologist we are throwing one out to our favorite dog in NYC, Lancey. She is at camp this month. I’m sure she is enjoying herself, hanging out with her cousins, learning new electric boundaries! I found this coin and I thought of her right away, she is such a sweetheart. I’m sure she will be excited to come home and resume her daily activities with her master, back home in the big city.
My mentor in the blog world sent me this link, which I really liked. Money from around the world is as different as our cultures. Though when it comes down to it, different governments are just praising old leaders, monuments, and fighting the counterfeiter. It’s too bad we left the gold standard, it was the true backing of all this fine paper artwork.
I read about this program and pondered it for a few days. Then I decided what the heck, I’ll order a few. No surprise to me, I went to order them and the “Product is Not Available.” To my dismay, once again I have missed out on a mint release. Oh Well…
I recently read a real neat piece on the first silver dollar to have braille. It is the bicentennial of the birth of Louis Braille. The creator of the alphabet for the blind. Thought the blind can differentiate US coinage by size and weight, this is the first attempt to put braille on a coin.