Friday, November 28, 2014
Large Grant Needed to Determine Number of Coin Collectors?
Far off in Warsaw, a numismatic capital of the world, one archaeo-blogger is upset about the lack of "hard numbers" out there for coin collectors. CPO notes that the State Department recently gave ASOR $600,000 to track looting in Syria and all we've gotten out of it is flawed intelligence about ISIS and antiquities looting. Why not then an even bigger grant to be given to a coin collectors' group to help determine the actual number of coin collectors out there? After all, whatever their number, they are a far bigger special interest than archaeologists and, hence deserve, if anything, a much larger piece of the pie.