May 22, 2014
I had a nice talk with Jeff Shevlin at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in late April. He reminded me of the importance of the field of exonumia. He specializes in the area called so-called dollars. These dollar-sized pieces were struck for all sorts of events and reasons.
Since Shevlin left ANA as executive director he has been actively working in the so-called dollar field again and it is a section of the hobby that he brings to life.
His interest is contagious and I left the conversation wondering why I am not more serious about collecting so-called dollars myself.
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