Archive | July, 2015

1715 Fleet Society: Commemoration Week: July 26-August 2, 2015

24 Jul

1715 Fleet Society logo

You don’t want to miss this epic event!

Catch us at two events associated with the the 1715 Fleet Society Commemorative Week in Vero Beach:

The commemoration by the 1715 Fleet Society kicks off with an authors’ book-signing at the Indian River Library on Monday. Daniel Frank Sedwick will be signing books at 1:00 pm on Monday.

He will be talking on the second day of the two-day symposium sponsored by the 1715 Fleet Society being held at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida. Come see him on  Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

For more information visit:

1715 Fleet 300th Anniversary

Vero Beach Museum of Art,
Leonhardt Auditorium, 3001 Riverside Park Drive,
Vero Beach,Florida

Practical Book of Cobs, 4th edition

Practical Book of Cobs, 4th edition

FUN for All: Report from the summer FUN show in Orlando

16 Jul
Our July FUN Show Table

Our July FUN Show Table

Last week Augi and I manned a table at the summer FUN (for Florida United Numismatists) show at the Orlando Convention Center. It was an unexpectedly busy show, especially considering that our sweltering summers generally have locals running to cooler climates like rats deserting a sinking ship. I guess good inventory trumps hot, humid weather. Check out our online store for our current inventory and great deals and visit our eBay store for more great stuff. If you’re buying, we’re selling!

Mora manning our table

Mora manning our table

While coin collecting is mostly an adult addiction, it’s nice to see that the FUN show offers treats for the youngsters. The youngest member of our team and Augi’s daughter, Mora, not only spent time scrutinizing our coins, but she also panned for gold just like in the Wild West and learned to carve the die of a hobo nickel. I wonder what she’ll know how to do by the time she graduates from elementary school.

Panning for gold

Panning for gold

Mora carving a hobo nickel

Mora and Josie Beach carving a hobo nickel

So, if you want to visit a coin show with your children, know that many have fun programs that can entertain and educate. Who knows, maybe that will be the spark to create a collector out of him or her.

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