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Coin collecting meant freedom to me

The tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy 54 years ago still evokes sadness.

It also evokes many questions about how and why it happened.

One thing is certain, it inspired the creation of the Kennedy half dollar.

It is a coin that was authorized by Congress in record time. The legislation was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson before Christmas that year.

National mourning united the country.

It created a huge interest in the pending half dollar.

By the time it was released toward the end of March 1964, the public was primed to act.

I was one of them.

I wanted the new half dollar.

I was eight years old.

A local bank in New Ulm, Minnesota, where I lived at the time, released the new coin. The supply was rationed. Each person could get just two of the new coins.

Further, the bank would sell two new coins for 90 cents if you paid for them with change of your own.

This was a time of the national coin shortage.

The bank was getting good publicity for the offer and getting a new supply of coins.

I was aware of this. I was ready.

My mother made it easy.

She said she would give me the 90 cents if one of the halves would go to my brother.

I agreed. I was off.

My mother did not take me.

I went on my own.

I stood in a long line. I don’t remember how many people were ahead of me. It seemed huge.

But I waited. I got my halves.

I still have the one that I took home that day.

My brother got his under the terms of the deal.

Being sad over the passing of the President still seems real to me.

But I am even more sad that the 8-year-olds of today cannot enjoy the freedom I had to go places and do things without being closely supervised.

Perhaps if coin collecting today still offered that kind of freedom to 8-year-olds, more of them would become collectors.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog for the third time in 2017 . He is editor of the weekly newspaper “Numismatic News.”

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Time to party like Grover Criswell?

Coin collectors as a group are remarkably frugal.

In most instances, that is a compliment. It is a positive.

However, when it comes to the American Numismatic Association trying to find a site for a summer convention, it is a big fat negative.

Potential host cities want people who will stay at hotels, hold banquets and splash money around.

That is why they build convention centers in the first place.

Unfortunately, that is not the ANA member profile.

The ANA says its board of governors heard a presentation by Peter Wann of ConferenceDirect recently.

He laid out the facts for the board.

He explained the rooms-to-space ratio.

What’s that, you might wonder?

Organizations such as the ANA that fill 600-700 hotel rooms for an event typically need 30,000 to 50,000 square feet of space.

The ANA requires 250,000 square feet.

So we collectors are not only cheap, we want five times the space most other coventioneers want.

Wann explained that many cities are not willing to commit their convention facilities for a week to 10 days without a commitment from the ANA to fill more room nights and purchase additional food and beverages.

Can you blame them?

Local taxpayers want their tax money to bring more money and jobs into town.

The upshot is ANA goes to the Chicago suburb of Rosemont a lot.

The World’s Fair of Money, which is held every summer, is scheduled to go to Philadelphia in 2018, Rosemont in 2019, Pittsburgh in 2020 and Rosemont again in 2021.

Of course, there are other factors at work to limit convention choices.

ANA says states that impose a state sales tax on numismatic items are not considered, leaving 31 states as possible choices.

Thirteen of these states do not have venues large enough.

The remaining 18 states have viable sized convention centers.

You would think 18 states would offer a long enough list of possibilities.

But go back to consider our less than free-spending ways.

Who would have thought that an organization once headed by Grover Criswell would have in subsequent years run into this problem?

Apparently we need to party like it’s 1977 to be welcome.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog for the third time in 2017 . He is editor of the weekly newspaper “Numismatic News.”

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Bitcoin soars past $8,000; marketers take note

It pays to follow headlines if you are in business.

The value of Bitcoin has now passed $ 8,000.

I check its price on the www.kitco.com website when I check the values of gold and silver.

Bitcoin has no physical existence.

You can’t eat it.

You can’t wear it.

You can’t build something with it.

You can’t even stack it on a table in front of you like Silas Marner and enjoy how rich you are.

However, Osborne Coinage Company is tackling that last “can’t” and is turning it into a “can.”

It is striking a new one-ounce silver piece that it calls the Bitcoin Value Conversion round.

David M. Blumenfeld, the director of Business and Product Development for Osborne, describes its new addition to the marketplace this way:

The reverse of the coin features a two-dimensional QR (Quick Response) code that can be scanned with a QR reader from most smartphones and take owners to www.preev.com. This is a website that displays the current value of a bitcoin.

Blumenfeld adds that as a timely happenstance, iPhones updated to the new iOS 11 operating system will scan the value checker with its camera, no downloaded app required.

I do not yet have the latest iPhone, so I will take him at his word.

“This will be the first ever bitcoin commemorative silver ‘coin’ that with a scan of your phone will update owners with the current BTC value,” Blumenfeld said.

Like all popular things, you will have to wait a little while longer to obtain one.

Three weeks, to be exact.

Blumenfeld says the silver rounds then will be available for purchase from APMEX, JM Bullion and The Coin Shoppe.

Will they sell like hotcakes?

Probably.

My email is filling with individuals who are trying to get their heads around something that has value but has no physical form.

A nice, familiar silver round might just be the form that will help them.

Or, it might just be the perfect Christmas gift for a family member who is hard to buy for.

It will prove that you care and that you are also up to date with the news.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog for the third time in 2017 . He is editor of the weekly newspaper “Numismatic News.”

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