Quick look, Nov 17, 2017

Amazing obituary today about 106-year-old Eric Newman, who got a strange old penny from his grandfather when he was 7 and went on to become an expert on the art and history of coins and paper money.

On a visit to a coin dealer at age 10, the dealer “refused to sell me the coin because I knew nothing about it. But if I would take home a book he would lend me, snd recite the coin’s history on my next visit, he would sell it to me.”

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