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Meaning of the Numismatic Detective Title posted by DrDarryl

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I don't want to regurgitate so I must create!


I use the heading "Numismatic Detective" with the condition that what I document is new information that I created, derived or is missing in numismatic reference books or periodicals. I try not to "regurgitate" all my information that was previously documented by other numismatic sources. Why?


I was once given an example by a professor. Three college students were given a blank piece of paper and told to take notes during the guest lecture. The first student (undergraduate) handed in the paper. It was simply regurgitation of information from the speaker. The second student (graduate student) handed in the paper. It was reasoning and explaining of the presented information. The third student (doctorate student) handed in the paper. It was questioning the validity of information and it provided new information above and beyond was the guest lecture had presented. Hmmmm... regurgitated, explained and new ...Three perspectives...Three writing styles....


The reason for this journal entry is twofold:


1.I update to my custom set description with "New" information that will enlighten all readers. The intent is to make this set a numismatic resource, not simply a collection of numismatic items.




2.News that after 75 days, two Mint State specimens for this custom set have been encapsulated graded and on their return trip to their newly prepared upgrade positions.


To my knowledge, the image below is the first NGC mint state example for the 1941-Dated Remember Pearl Harbor medal.


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