By Donald Nichols
N 1998, Don Nichols again frequently to Iowa from his lifestyles and task in Washington, D.C., to be together with his loss of life father and to supervise his parentsOCO investments. A veteran investor and funding writer, Nichols discovered that dealing with the portfolio entrusted to him introduced a bigger knowing of mortality, relations, love, paintings, and the alternatives he had made as OC an agri-kid who took the line out of city and stored going.OCO during this insightful and money-wise e-book that grew out of that have, he merges the sentiments of a dutiful son with the activities of a well informed investor."
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Way ............................... I n my day job I am director of corporate communication for the United States Mint, a bureau of the Treasury Department. I’ve held that title many times in my career, and even if it isn’t a title you see often in the federal government, the work is the same— writing speeches, preparing annual and quarterly reports, dealing with media and the public, supporting the marketing department. Just as my title is an oddity in government, the Mint isn’t typical of government agencies, because we run a business that actually makes and markets a physical product.
My absence was an absence of arguments, and everything had changed in silence, in the silence. My family had moved to the town where Dad built his hardware store, and I came home to a place I’d never been after crossing his former ground. My time in das Vaterland was spent ducking potshots from editors at Stars and Stripes, but I’d taken the road he traveled, and that made all the difference. I returned with $9,000 saved on a lieutenant’s pay. That was twenty-four years ago, and my father and I have not exchanged a bitter word nor mentioned those we once had.
We start with multi-ton coils of cupronickel strip — “clad strip,” copper, zinc, and nickel pressed into the sandwiched alloy you see if you turn a dime, quarter, or half-dollar on edge. We run the strip through a blanking press, which punches out what you’d call a slug and we call a coin blank. Pennies are mostly zinc, and we buy them preblanked, because eight billion of the twenty billion coins we make every year are pennies —“one cent coin” is the proper name — and blanking so many would be a real bother.
Currency of the Heart: A Year of Investing, Death, Work, and Coins (Sightline Books) by Donald Nichols