As numismatic professionals in the 21st century, we're online in one way or another for much of our working day.
We also enjoy discussing coins and notes, and understand that today's collector really wants to have confidence in the dealer they're thinking of doing business with. They also want to have confidence in the items that looking to buy.
Although we're still finding our way in the ever-changing world of social media, at the moment we're active on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.
Each of these sites has their own uses to dealers and collectors - we've listed some information below how we're looking to use each of these sites to communicate with our clients.
Numismatics is not known for being a social activity - for many of us, collecting is a private past-time that we don't necessarily want everyone in the world to know about!
Loose lips do indeed sink ships when it comes to personal security in the rare coin world, however there are some things that collectors are quite happy to discuss in the open.
Opinions about breaking news and events; links to new resources that help us collect and hints and perhaps even discussions about the lighter side of collecting.
As time has passed, we've learned to use twitter as a really useful way of keeping on top of breaking news in the world of numismatics.
We use twitter to post links to news stories that we find interesting, and also to all of our latest research, news and views.
This is a quick and efficient way of keeping in touch with live conversations about the products and topics we're most interested in.
Discussions on Twitter
We're interested in using LinkedIn to network with people that identify themselves as being interested in contributing to moving the numismatic industry forward.
This group isn't just open to dealers, but collectors that are passionate about helping increase the tools available to everyone involved with rare coins and notes in Australia.
We're interested in seeing how meeting with other people that are interested in the ongoing success of the rare coin and note market via LinkedIn will contribute towards making that happen.
Google+ seems to have much less of an emphasis on recreational socialising between friends, and more on spontaneous / regular communication between like-minded individuals about topics of mutual interest.
We expect we'll be using google+ to discuss relevant online news stories, and perhaps the images & videos that we post online.