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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 14, April 2, 2000, Article 3

AMERICAN RESEARCH IN OVERSEAS PUBLICATIONS 

   Asylum Editor E. Tomlinson Fort writes:  "American numismatists 
   and bibliophiles, tend to be more than a bit insular.   This was 
   especially brought home to me while I was looking through some 
   early volumes of the British Numismatic Journal.  There I found a 
   couple of articles on early colonial coinage [to be specific the 
   pieces were: P. Nelson, "The Coinage of William Wood for the 
   American Colonies, 1722-1733," BNJ 1 (1904), pp.265-86 
   and H.A. Parsons, "A Cut New-England Threepence Attributed 
   to the Leeward Islands," BNJ 15 (1918-20), pp.225-7]. 

   That the British should take an interest in the American colonial 
   series is not surprising. After all, until 1783 much of what is now 
   the eastern U.S. was British territory.  Likewise, the esteemed 
   editor of The E-Sylum possesses A. Vattemare, Collection de 
   monnaies et medailles de l'Amerique du Nord de 1652 a 1858 
   (Paris, 1861) which is a catalogue of the Bibliotheque Nationale's 
   collection of American coins. This is an obvious sign that by the 
   Civil War the French were taking an interest in the coins on the 
   other side of the Atlantic. 

   What I would like to do is put together a bibliography of works 
   on American coinage published outside of the U.S. and Canada, 
   especially those in languages other than English.  I would greatly 
   appreciate it if people could e-mail me the basic information: 
   author, title, place and year of publication as well as brief 
   summary of the contents (no more than two or three sentences). 
   I hope to publish this list in The Asylum as time and space permit." 
   Tom's email address is:  etfort@aol.com 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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