Harry’s Corner

The Winter 2022 Sampler is here!

Hi Folks,
Well, we’ve made it to the New Year! God it’s Mid-February already and it seems like the year just started last week. This Sampler #325 was 98% done a month ago but we were not able to give good service since we were so far behind. All because of Covid and other health related staffing issues.

So, I held back on publication. Right now, Joan and I are in the air heading to California for the Long Beach Coin Expo. Today is our 53rd wedding anniversary, I don’t know why she makes me travel for business on our anniversary. Her devotion is simply amazing! The other day we were discussing the trip with a store customer, and she said “Oh, that’s great you get to go everywhere”. I responded that Joan and I had recently discussed it and we figured that we have been to Long Beach about 120 times. Ugh! In recent years the real allure is stopping in Nashville on the way back to visit our granddaughters. It looks like we won’t be going to LB for the June Show since they moved it to the end of June. Our granddaughters come to visit at that time for several weeks. Some of them take sailing lessons right down the block from our house for 4 weeks+.

This list has a lot of varied material in it. The US section seems smaller but notice I have doubled up to two different dated coins on a line in many cases. Note the second date is bold to avoid mistakes. There is a large selection of world coins and probably the biggest section of currency we have ever had. Unfortunately, one of our oldest customers, a friendly Polish man recently passed away. He had boxes of all sorts of currency nearly all certified by CGA. Where we agreed with their grade, we just listed it and where we did not, we listed our grade as well but left them in the holders. When they were way off, we cut them out.

Our website project continues, and I believe the guys in Tenn. are near 90% completion on the photos. We continue to have some erroneous sold items relisted and are still trying to manage that issue, but most are correct. So now I hit the send button to our printer and tomorrow morning one or two of our beloved staff will point out my mistakes or typo’s. It’s like having more than one wife!

Happy Collecting!
Joan, Harry, Debbie, Flo, Joe J, Joe M, Matt, Samantha, Mary, Amanda, Pete, Tony, and Joshua

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COVID Update

Hi Folks!

Some big changes are coming!  With the Covid-19 Pandemic creating some significant disruptions over the last few months, we’ve used some of that time to start to overhaul operations here at MM. It’s been quite a challenge, as last month the software provider we have used for several years stopped support for the program we use. So, several months ago, we began a migration to another more user-friendly platform and newer up to date accounting/invoicing in order to improve our ability to stay on top of inventory, and to bring products online more seamlessly. For months, we’ve had ongoing problems with inventory management since the number of different items we handle (over 30,000) is greater than the capacity of most available inventory/accounting programs. Moving to the new accounting system, it took over two months to get the first successful inventory upload! We are now in the process of doing a physical inventory to correct many errors that were caused during this transition. We are by no means done; it is a slow grinding process.

Realistically we expect to be running smoothly by summers end, hopefully sooner. What you should expect currently is that no orders are totally automatic and must be verified by email or phone. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We realize it can be frustrating and believe me we are at wits end trying to fix this situation.

Reopening Protocol

We have been functioning during this Covid 19 Pandemic with a skeleton staff and some working from home. Ironically, we have been busier than ever with both Bullion (yes, we have live Gold & Silver) and numismatic sales. We are allowing customers on premises by appointment only with strict social distancing and masks only. One person at a time strictly adhered too. Unfortunately for the safety of both our customers and staff we cannot allow browsing. You must call in your wants and we will have them ready at the appointed time for a prompt review. Mail, phone and email orders are usually processed same day, Monday thru Friday.  We expect to continue this current policy well into the fall, at least until there is a reliable medical protocol available for everybody’s safety.

We wish you all good health…  and, as always, thanks so much for your patience through all of this.

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