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Welcome to my very first blog!

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I’ve decided that I will vary the theme from week to week, depending on what interests me at the time. I may blog about current numismatic market conditions, or reactions to bullion fluctuations, or even what coins customers are talking about. I might focus on a specific numismatic event that I will attend or just returned from. Such as the upcoming ANA “summer seminar”, FUN convention, ANA “World’s Fair of Money” or a local Colorado coin show. Since I still travel a fair amount I will most likely blog about any foreign coin show that I attend, such as the “World Money Fair” in Berlin every February. That is always my favorite convention of the year!

As you may already know, I was the ANA President from 2009 to 2011, so I will occasionally touch on ANA events that I deem interesting. I might even blog about something mundane, if I feel like. My take on events here in Colorado Springs at the “Coin Collecting Capitol of the World” also known as the “Center of the Numismatic Universe” might interest you also, since the headquarters are here in my back yard, just 2 blocks away. I will sometimes tap into my father’s knowledge of historical events and his perspective of the ANA also.

I might even blog about what’s happening here in our physical retail shop, or maybe about something that happened on ebay or our web site in the virtual world.  Especially if it was something crazy! The fun part of having a physical store is you never know what’s going to walk in the door, it’s a treasure hunt every day.

I also submit lots of coins the major grading services, so I may blog about trends I might perceive in the world of slabbing. Some of my very good friends work there and occasionally I get a little insight into what they are seeing and what they are grading. The wonderful world of slabs, how could we live without them?

My main point of my first blog is ….…I will blog about whatever I want to! If you want to email me with comments or suggestions about my blog, my only request is please keep it civil. Keep coming back if you want to read about coins, or at least my version of numismatics!

Yours in Numismatics

Tom Hallenbeck

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