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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 30, July 23, 2000, Article 3

SHIH'S MODERN COINS OF CHINA 

   This note arrived Thursday:  "I am Sharon Shih, daughter of 
   Kalgan Shih, author of the book: 

      Kalgan, Shih. MODERN COINS OF CHINA. 
      2nd English Edition. Shanghai: 1951. 

   We, his offspring, donated his entire coin collection to the 
   Shanghai museum in order to keep the collection complete 
   as a reference of his book.  Recently, I went back to China 
   to attend the opening ceremony of the exhibition on his coins. 
   The exhibition runs from July 15 to Aug. 15. It was a great 
   opportunity for me to learn something more about my father 
   and the basics on Chinese and foreign coins. 

   I also brought back a new book on his coins published by 
   the Shanghai museum. It is a beautiful and higher quality book 
   compared to my father's book although the latter has its 
   historical importance, i.e., it is the first book in China on 
   Chinese modern coins with pictures! 

   I would like to find out whereabouts of my father's book 
   overseas so that I can ask Shanghai museum to send the new 
   book to those places. The new book will then be side by side 
   with my father's book. Therefore, I appreciate very much if 
   you may provide any information or advice on this matter." 

   [Editor's note:  Sharon Shah may be reached at this 
   address: shshih@nortelnetworks.com.  It's not clear from 
   her request if she'd like to donate copies of the new book to 
   libraries, or sell copies to collectors and dealers.  Perhaps 
   both.   If any of your obtain a copy of the new book, please 
   send us a review for The E-Sylum] 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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