During the past 9 months I have been able to spend a few hours assessing my collection and chose to sell off items that would fetch a fair price and provide me with funds to pay off unexpected expenses and counteract some of the impact of the virus.
Lately I have been attending more virtual club meetings and enjoying the atmosphere while seeing collector friends in their own environment. While definitely not a replacement for the real thing, it temporarily fills in the need to socialize and interact with like minded individuals.
Please, if you have an opportunity or receive an invitation to attend a club meeting on Zoom or other virtual media, do not hesitate to do so. You don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment or know how to participate and if you are really stuck, ask a family member or friend to help you get set up.
Rest assured, numismatics will survive as it has for centuries and evolve to meet the challenges of the era and demands of collectors. Hopefully local clubs and Provincial or National associations which in my opinion are really the backbone of the hobby, are able to adapt and attract new members moving forward as we see ourselves through this terrible pandemic.