Coins We Love: The Dog Bought a Coin?!

Coins We Love: The Dog Bought a Coin?!

I’ll lead with the fact that we’re preparing for the Phoenix ANA National Money Show. We’ll be in attendance Wednesday, March 1st - Saturday, March 4th, so if you’re in the area and want to stop by, we’d love to see you at tables 413-415. If you have coins to sell or consign, we can help you! Additionally, if you see coins on our website that you’d like to see in person, let us know via email at ASAP and we’ll do our best to bring them! Phoenix isn’t a city that we visit often, but we’re making the trek to support the ANA. We’re looking forward to being there when it doesn’t feel like we’re walking on the surface of the sun. So, come enjoy some Spring Training baseball and see us at the coin show! If you are on the East Coast, have no fear, we’ll be in Baltimore two weeks later (March 14-17).

This week has reminded me that the world can be a funny place. I’ve been working from home for a few days due to some scheduling conflicts. Sometimes these days turn into late nights, which provides some humor that we don’t always see during normal workdays. So, I figured that I’d share a story from this week.

Sometimes we hear stories of buyer’s regret and sometimes we get cancellation stories that are a bit difficult to believe. Well, one of my favorite excuses (that we have heard numerous times, believe it or not) actually happened to me on Monday night and I don’t have the courage to tell the seller, so I’m going to honor my purchase.

I was looking at a coin on eBay (a graded modern gold commem of all things) and my son’s dog, Winter, decided to walk across my lap and step on the mousepad of my laptop. All of a sudden I had committed to buy a piece that I would not have bought at that price. It doesn’t even seem feasible. In fact, when I’ve heard the story before, I laughed in disbelief. We don’t want anyone to be unhappy with a purchase, so we just brush it off. But, since it actually happened to me, I guess I need to be more understanding if I hear “my gerbil ran across my desk and clicked enter three times to bid on the coin.” Maybe this is a lesson to quit working at 11:30 pm because nothing good happens that late.

We’ll stop there for the week and will leave you with a few coins. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did, and we hope to hear from you soon!

Numismatically Yours,

John Brush and Your Friends at DLRC

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