another edition of
the Tarnished Truth.
Hard to believe
the year is already half over. If you can't tell that it's summer by
looking outside, you can certainly notice the lack of activity on the
lists lately. I've never seen you guys so quiet! Hopefully, that means
everyone is out enjoying the weather. I know I've spent more than a few
days catching up on some long overdue lawn work. In fact, I should be
out mowing the lawn as I write this. Fortunately, due to some effective
negotiations with my son, I'm knocking out two birds with one stone,
one stone and ten bucks, anyway.
Last month, the hobby witnessed some of the most breathtaking material being auctioned off, courtesy of the Millennia
Collection (brought to you by Goldberg Coins & Collectables). As
one would expect to see, hammer prices did not disappoint, but if you
weren't in the hunt on this one, it was fun to watch from the
sidelines. There were more highlights than not, including a record
setting $920,000 for a Roman gold aureus of Severus Alexander (one of
only two known). With an event like this, the catalogs, alone,
are likely to become collectable in their own right.
Speaking of auctions, since our last issue, we saw the successful close of yet another WINS auction, #49, and another one,
#50, is now underway – all coordinated through the efforts of our
Operations Administrator and Club Auctioneer, JD White. He has more on
that and other IT news, in this issue's edition of "From behind the
Green Curtain". If you haven't already, I recommend taking a peak at
what's being offered, as you might just find something you've been
The newsletter still needs you help!
Unfortunately, my silver challenge from our last issue went unclaimed.
Therefore, I will extend the contest through the next issue. So
be the first to share your knowledge for the next issue, and pick up
some silver to add to your horde!
I guess that's
all for me... Talk to you on the lists!