First, my affiliate programs have influenced my first articles. I have affiliate programs with several major mints. But, acquiring readers is more important, so I have written about coins from some mints that offer no affiliate program, such as the United States Mint and the Mint of Paris.
One of the articles I have recently added is one on the rare occurrence of colorized coins from the Royal Mint. These coins were unknown to me until I did a search of the Royal Mint’s website. But, having found these coin sets, they have given me insight into the culture, history, and geography of the United Kingdom.
Another article is on the new page on the Central Bank of Ireland’s website where Irish coins can be ordered. The page is recent, having been launched September 1, 2017, so many older coins are still available, with years dating back to 2004. It is a great find for anyone interested in Irish coins, and was only recently known to me. Hence, writing increases my own knowledge, which can then be shared.
As often happens, one article leads to another. The coin page on the Central Bank of Ireland’s website had an entry on the European Silver Programme, also known as Eurostar. This led me to investigate the program, and that led to another article.