Thursday, February 9, 2017

Odds and Ends 2/9/17

No big topic this week, just a handful of smaller ones.

ANA Intervention Letter

Welp, the ANA saw it. A few days after it was posted I received an e-mail from Kim Kiick, Executive Director of the ANA, expressing interest in discussing some of my observations and ideas. There has been a little back and forth. It has only been a week, so we'll see where it goes. They seem particularly interested in offering up free information.

Earlier this week, I saw a Tweet from the ANA about the free info currently on their site. I retweeted with a comment that the ANA always offers good information (because it's true, I just wish they offered more for free) and a few hours later I had a response. An actual response! It was pretty great.

The lesson? The ANA is paying attention to what younger collectors are saying. I think they want to appeal to everyone, but aren't sure how to go about it.

Branching Into Video

I currently have 2,000 wheat cents on the way. My plan is to take a video of opening the box. It has me thinking, what if I branched out into video? Something to think about...

But keep an eye open for the wheat penny video. I was hoping to get it done this weekend, but I don't think the pennies will be here in time.

TPGs And The Coin Market

I hear stories/theories/conjectures about how third party graders control the coin market. I want to write about it. It could be true, it could be false, I don't know. I want to use my highly developed bullshit filter (the same filter that keeps me from believing most political posts I see on Facebook) to try to suss out the truth. To do that, I will need theories; lots of theories. On the right side of the screen is a Contact Form - send me your opinion or stories you have heard. Or, comment below. This goes for any TPG employees reading this, as well. The more information I can gather about this subject, the closer to truth I can get. Unless you specifically tell me otherwise, I will not mention names.

Let's figure out one together.

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