Many dealers consider coin collecting while dealing to be taboo.   In general, so do I.  Nice coins, when stringent standards and uniform look are applied, no matter what the grade or series, range from challenging to nearly impossible to locate.  Given the frequency of acquisition of these choice pieces, collectors need to know that a dealer will be working hard to do what dealers are supposed to do, which is to serve as the collector's eyes and ears on ... Read More
While finishing the last three years of my Naval career in Silicon Valley, I was exposed to parts and pieces of the tech world that I never would have been privy to otherwise.  The pace of change in the valley is staggering.  Research in the fields of autonomy, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, additive manufacturing and data science are just a few areas that the Department of Defense is interested in pursuing for military use.   The military applications ... Read More