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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 19, May 7, 2000, Article 8

NUMISMATIC NOMENCLATURE 

   On Mike's topic of numismatic terminology, George Kolbe 
   signed his note thusly:  

      "Respectfully, George Kolbe, Nb.  
      [Numismatic Bibliophilologist]" 

CATALOGUE versus CATALOG 

   Dick Johnson writes: "Catalogue is a proper term in 
   England (and France).  In America the proper term is 
   CATALOG. For Americans to use the term CATALOGUE comes 
   off a little ostentatious (read "show off"). Thank 
   goodness however, we have no American dealers who 
   COULD use the term SYLLOGE (which means "the 
   systematically arranged contents of a collection").  

   As for 'catalogues", George Kolbe confirms:  
   "It's less serious if you pay for it. ;-)" 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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