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'Brushes With Greatness'

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Have you had any encounters with numismatic notables?

 

This post by Anton in another thread brought this to mind for me.

 

I've come across a few stories about ordinary people/models, not presidents or royalty, whose images were used on coins or inspired coin designers.

 

1. Probably most recent and well publicized is Sacagawea dollar model Randy'L He-dow Teton.

 

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/golden...fm?action=randy

 

I met her at a coin show in St Louis in 2002. In fact, I almost put her in the hospital.

 

She is a fairly small woman and I am a fairly large guy. She was walking briskly back to her table as I was turning to cross the same aisle to go to another table. Fortunately, she had good reflexes and I was not at top speed. I just missed running full into her which probably would have knocked her to the floor. I am sure she does not remember but it always stuck in my mind as a funny incident and one of my literal 'Brushes With Greatness' encounters. :ninja: I did later get a souveneir that day too as she was signing stuff for the show.

 

tetonauto.jpg

 

As a side note, she is a quite attractive woman and her perfume smelled very nice. ;)

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Cool story Stu,

but aside from looking in the mirror every morning, no brushes with greatness. :ninja:

 

I did talk to Mr Bowers at the FUN show this year, if that counts.

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Cool story Stu,

but aside from looking in the mirror every morning, no brushes with greatness. :ninja:

 

I did talk to Mr Bowers at the FUN show this year, if that counts.

 

That would count for me! I was hoping to see him at the same show back in 2002 but he was not there. I did meet Anthony Swiatek, a very knowledgeable US Commem guy, there. He was very nice and talked at length to the guy I was with about his commems.

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I saw and talked to a big hairy, rather smelly and unkempt guy that wrote a huge book on USA coins several times when I lived on the Left Coast of the USA. He shares his name with other infamy, a family that was in the Donner Party in 1847.

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As a side note, she is a quite attractive woman and her perfume smelled very nice. :ninja:

 

 

She is a hottie, she should replace presidents on the paper money.

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I've met at Brasov numismatic show the author of first Romanian tokens catalogue, Mr. Erwin Schaeffer one of the few Romanians with their name founded in "Acknowlwdgements" of Krause catalogue.

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I've never met anyone famous from the coin world in person. Although i've talked to the late Colin Cooke over the internet and in the UK world he was pretty big.

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One of the many good things about collecting coins is that you can pretty much meet all the experts, top dealers, and know-it-alls at the major shows. Not like politics where you spend $2000 and get an oyster. Here you can spend $2000, meet the person, and take home some sweet, sweet coins.

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