US Numismatic Discovery Models (Part 2) posted by TheHawaiianaNumismatist
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This is how a new US Mint series was discovered!

 

www.money.org/collector/drdarryl/blog/us-numismatics-discovery-models-part-2

 

The image below is of the Class 2 series of the President of the United States special Government medal (POTUS sGm) series.

 

Each POTUS sGm is presidential artifact (see link in my ANA blog).

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Are you suggesting a methodology, or classification scheme, or something else? A Venn diagram might be clearer.

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A Venn diagram is not appropriate.

 

Imagine if you will. A salt shaker is the entire knowledge base of Kennedy half-dollars. I, as Kennedy half-dollar collector, discover and document a new DDO. In essence, I added a grain of salt to the salt shaker. The salt shaker grew by a salt grain. The knowledge base of Kennedy half-dollars was increased. This is where the fun starts. collectors/numismatists are searching for grains of salt to add to the salt shaker, thus being the discoverer of a specific piece of knowledge that contributed/expanded the entire knowledge base of Kennedy half-dollars.

 

Now image that a salt shaker has never existed for POTUS sGm for over 5 decades. A person comes along and creates a new salt shaker, thus establishing a US numismatic medal series. This person then adds more gains of salt (mintage, designer, purpose).

 

Is this person the discoverer of an entire US Mint series? Yes! The salt shaker was never formed by the US Mint. It took a numismatist to create the salt shaker.

 

2016 © All Rights Reserved POTUS sGm

 

 

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In the originally presented diagrams. The black circle is the salt shaker. The blue triangle is the grain of salt.

 

If the diagrams were animated. The blue triangle would rise upward from the black circle to reflect an increase of the knowledge domain.

 

2016 © All Rights Reserved POTUS sGm

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Then you are possibly using a complicated analogy for a simple reduction model?

 

Interesting addition to the hobby. Good luck!

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