A Brief Blog Profile: Coin Collectors Blog
I think coins are fascinating. I've tried collecting them (old ones especially), but because I don't know really how to properly appreciate them, my collection is pretty meager.
So I find serious collectors and their vast collections incredibly interesting.
The Coin Collectors Blog is written by Scott, whose "main collection consists of 20th and 21st century coins."
"My favorite designs are Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar, James Earl Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel, the “Drummer Boy” reverse of the Bicentennial Quarter, and Joe Fitzgerald’s Jefferson portrait on the obverse of the 2005 Westward Journey nickels," he says on his blog.
A couple of interesting recent posts include what is with the coin of the year and counting down the Top 10: No. 1 No trouble with the curve.
Follow @CoinsBlog on Twitter.
In other old-ish awesome news, I reviewed last year antiquities blog Looting Matters, which discusses the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities.
Looting Matters provides a fascinating glimpse that historical items that have surfaced and what their future holds. It's written by David Gill, professor of archaeological heritage and head of the division of humanities at University Campus Suffolk.
Also in 2013, I took a look at The New York History Blog, which delivers "historical news and views from the Empire State" and is written by a team of 20 contributors from around the state.