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Club Auction Features Mystery Lot

Those of you who are “old-timers” will remember Bill Fivaz’s famous “mystery” auction lot that he puts in a regular club auction every two to three years. Well, Saturday, August 20 IS THE NIGHT!!! The treasure chest loaded with goodies will be Lot #1, and, as in the past, whomever buys the lot simply can’t lose. […]

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GNA Offers ANA Summer Seminar Scholarship

The Georgia Numismatic Association (GNA) is accepting applications for two scholarships for the 2013 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. The scholarships are available to both young numismatists (YN), age 13 to 22, and senior numismatists. Last year three seniors and no juniors applied for the scholarships so scholarships were awarded to two […]

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Professional numismatist, marketing expert, and museum professional Robert Bruce Korver.

Noted numismatist Robert Korver creates NumiStorica.com

Longtime noted numismatist Robert Korver has announced the launch of his new website, NumiStorica.com, a site devoted to the amazing tales, interesting connections and fascinating characters that make numismatics such compelling hobby. Using his keen sense of synchronicity, parallels and correlation, Korver brings to life his diverse subjects with a lively spirit. “NumiStorica.com was created […]

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One from every country

Collectors of world coins are familiar with the acronym “OFEC,” meaning the pursuit of collecting “one from every country.” A recent discovery in an old storage unit reminded me that I was once an OFEC collector. Sealed for more than 20 years in a cardboard box, my first coin album is filled with 2x2s holding […]

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Swiss Numis

My wife is quick to remind me that I have expensive tastes in travel. I do, without shame, believe in the “swing for the fences” theory of vacationing, whereas she prefers to “walk in a run,” meaning for her, heading to the nearest beach or kid-friendly destination. Each spring I unceremoniously and ingloriously propose the […]

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PNG YN Scholarship winner to speak

Tara Crosby who is the recipient of the 2014 Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist Scholarship will be speaking at the November 15 club meeting. Crosby is a communications student from Alpharetta at Georgia Perimeter College. As the scholarship’s winner, Crosby attended the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar courtesy of PNG. She took the […]

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Working at the car wash

Do you wash your car? We do! After we wash our car at a local car wash, we vacuum it. We always find change near the car wash’s vacuum stations and trash cans. Just last week, we collected 28 cents. Typically, I take it home and put it in our coin bucket. But, this time I was […]

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