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The E-Sylum:  Volume 2, Number 36, September 5, 1999, Article 7

"GREAT DEBATE"  GOES ON  

   Angel Pietri of the Colonial Coin Collector's Club (C4) writes: 
   "Here are my comments on the Buttrey-Hodder argument for 
   The E-Sylum.  I was not at the debate but in view of all the 
   controversy I have read Mr. Buttrey's article and all the recent 
   articles in Coin World.  To call his research "superficial" amounts 
   in my opinion to flattery.  His article is sheer speculation based on 
   his dislike of John Ford.  I cannot describe his evidence as weak 
   because he simply presented no evidence."  

   Jim Spillman, founding editor of  The Colonial Newsletter, adds: 
   "I went back and reread Buttrey's original paper in AJN #9 and - 
   in light of the current discussions - I now wonder exactly what it 
   was Buttrey was thinking/writing about - his illustrations were gold 
   assay strips (bars), but he simply referred to his subject matter as 
   False American Gold Bars or simply "gold bars".  

   Nowhere does he seem to recognize the purpose or usage of the 
   strips.  Assay strips are considerably different from bullion gold 
   bars, or gold coinage.  I suppose that I must reread Buttrey's 
   paper several more times before I can sort out all of his thinking; 
   it is not well written." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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