Saturday, March 21, 2015
CPO thanks all those collectors who again asked CPAC to help preserve their ability to collect "coins of Italian types" from bureaucratic overreach. Meanwhile, the New York Times has reported once again that Italy has had difficulty taking care of even major sites like Pompeii without massive cash infusions from the EU and even then major problems remain. If Italy can't even care for its major sites, aren't ancient coins "of Italian types" better off in private hands in Italy, Europe, the United States and elsewhere? CPAC should recommend that all coins be delisted. The Italian State should concentrate its preservation efforts on Pomepii and other major sites. Let's leave coins to private collectors and institutions both here and abroad that actually care for them.