Presidential Dollars Book

Hello loyal fans. I picked up my Presidential Dollars Album today (Dansco 7184), and I must say, it is excellent. Each page of coins is accompanied by an insert with brief biographies of each president on that page. The biographies are, admittedly, brief and trite in many ways, but the idea itself is, nevertheless, a good one. I also like the accompanying portraits on the reverse of the biographies. Now I just need to track down a George Washington (P) and both John Adams coins.

Quote of the Day:

“You know what they say about stamp collecting. Philately will get you nowhere.” – Charles Murray

Published in: on May 30, 2007 at 7:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Here Comes John Adams!

Hello loyal fans. As many of you are no doubt aware, I am developing a fairly sizeable collection of coins. The whole experience actually began when I was but a wee lad of perhaps 5 or 6; my parents gave me a Whitman Penny Folder (1974-present) and I slowly filled almost every hole. Over time, my interest waned (as tends to happen with people), but last summer I once again became more heavily involved in the hobby.

Being an older person with a little bit of disposable income and more common sense I have been able to pursue the hobby much more effectively than in the past. I have since replaced that little Whitman Folder with a Dansco Album. I have also purchased Dansco Albums for every coin series currently in production with the exception of the new Presidential Dollars. With the release of the John Adams dollar, the time has, at last, come for me to purchase that album. Tonight shall be the night!

Hooray for John Adams and hooray for numismatists, perhaps the most nerdy of all collectors (with the possible exception of the stamp collector). Despite the public shame, I believe in the beauty of this hobby. Coin collecting offers a wonderful opportunity to not only hold history in ones hand at a reasonable price (or, without a security guard hitting you with a night stick), but it opens a window into that past world from which a great deal can be learned.

Quote of the Day:

“I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough…. The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.” – John Adams in a letter to his wife, Abigail

Published in: on May 16, 2007 at 9:34 pm  Comments (2)