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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 22, May 28, 2000, Article 6

WASHINGTONIANA 

   Another nomenclature debate around the hobby surrounds 
   the proper term for medals, tokens, and other numismatic 
   items depicting or relating to George Washington.  In the 
   May 15, 2000 issue of The Coin Collector, Q. David Bowers 
   writes: "The preference of "Washingtonia" (this being the 
   modern term for Washington collectibles) over the traditional 
   "Washingtoniana" (used in the 19th century by the likes of 
   W. Elliot Woodward, Joel Munsell, Franklin B. Hough, et. 
   al.) seems to be fading, perhaps at least in part due to the 
   comments made at the "Washingtonia" conference held by 
   the American Numismatic Society in New York last 
   November." 

   Citing comments by David T. Alexander and George Fuld, 
   Bowers states that "for the meantime it will be 
   "Washingtoniana"  in our catalogues." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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