Are you smarter and richer than others?
David Harper likes the fact that coin collecting is considered significant enough to mention to a general audience in a nonhobby context, but, he says, it won’t last. Here’s an excerpt of the article.
What got my attention is the short thumbnail description of the fellow having the medical procedure. He was described simply as a coin collector.
Basically, other than the medical condition, it was the only information I learned about the man.
It is nice to be living in a period of time when coin collecting is considered significant enough to mention to a general audience in a nonhobby context.
Perhaps it is more evidence of the growing popularity of the hobby. The point of the story, after all, was medicine, not coin collecting. For much of my life, mentioning that kind of information, would more likely have led to guffaws, or jokes that more than his medical condition needed tending.
Now I don’t want to offend anybody, but newcomers need to be warned that coin collecting over a period of years can be dangerous to your social standing among your peers. It may be trendy today, or at least trendy among people who need laser surgery, but it won’t always be so.
Read the full article.