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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 54, December 31, 2000, Article 4

NOTES FROM GAIL BAKER 

   ANA Education Director Gail Baker writes: "The U.S. Mint pops 
   up in the most unlikely places!  I recently purchased "Travels in 
   Philadelphia" by Christopher Morley (David McKay Company, 
   publishers) circa 1920.  It has a happy little chapter titled "At The 

   Mint." He talks about the operations and about producing coinage 
   from other countries including Peru, Argentina and "a big order of 
   the queer coins of Siam, which have a hole in the middle, like 
   Chinese money." Interesting... 

   On another subject - Jacob Perkins. While touring the offices at 
   the Franklin Institute, I came across an oil painting of Jacob Perkins. 
   It is unlike the only other picture I have ever seen of him.  Guess I 

   should not have been so surprised to see his picture - but I was. 

   Dick Johnson recently wrote about a 3-part series of articles 
   which ran in the weekly newspaper "Philadelphia Dispatch", 
   January 23 and 30, 1853 and February 6, 1853, headlined "The 
   Way Coins Are Made, A Rare Visit to The United States Mint" 
   Where could one find this article?   I would very much like a copy!" 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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