MINT NEWS BLOG INTERVIEWS DAVID FANNING
The E-Sylum (9/23/2018)
The Mint News Blog "Lunch with..." series interviewed numismatic literature dealer David Fanning. See the complete article online. -Editor
Q: What initially prompted your interest in the hobby?
A: A child at my elementary school brought a Whitman folder to share for âShow and Tell,â and something clicked. I donât think Iâd even noticed that coins had dates on them at that point. It appealed to the obsessive/compulsive aspect of the collector in me. But more importantly was that it made me track down a book about coins in our school library, which I proceeded to keep checked out for the better part of a year. I could have bought my own copy with what I ended up paying in overdue fees, Iâm sure. It was the book that made me realize just how interesting coins could be, and how you could use them as a means to learn about the worldâhistory, art, politics, geography, math, seemingly just about everything.
Q: What is your favorite coin and why (U.S. or international mint)?
A: A lot of my favorite numismatic items are medals: the Libertas Americana medal may be my favorite, though I love the Annapolis Tuesday Club medal. An NE shilling would be tough to beat if you want to stick to coins.
To read the complete article, see:
Lunch with. . . David Fanning (http://mintnewsblog.com/lunch-with-david-fanning/)