Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Numismatic research takes us down some strange byways, for instance, did you know that the snail has been regarded as a symbol of love? Perhaps like me you not only didn't know that but also had never heard of the schneckentaler from Zug, a coin upon which the snail image appears ... perhaps only to fill what would have been an empty space!
Posted by W.J. Elvin III, Editor & Publisher at 12:09 PM
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Robbers and burglars are zeroing in on rare coin collectors and dealers with greater frequency because they may not encounter the security devices and witnesses present in targets such as banks. The take can be greater than in a bank robbery. The situations have become violent and even deadly. Story here.
Posted by W.J. Elvin III, Editor & Publisher at 6:37 AM