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The E-Sylum:  Volume 8, Number 47, November 5, 2005, Article 15

UNDER A LITTLE PRESSURE, LATELY?

John Regitko questioned the following passage in a newspaper
article quoted in last week's issue: "Ken Hopple, chief coiner
of Coin Press No. 1 at the Carson City Mint, said it takes 120
pounds of pressure to strike each coin." He writes: Are you
sure that's pounds, not tons?"

Well, I'm sure ďtonsĒ is what was meant, and Iím sorry I
didnít catch this when I first published the item.  The
reporter probably misheard or misunderstood. Discussing
another newspaper article quoted last week, Joel Orosz
writes: "I saw that quarters article in the Kalamazoo
Gazette. Despite the usual quota of numismatic inaccuracies,
it was an entertaining piece. It is frightening to me,
however, that whenever I read a story in the popular press
on a subject about which I know something, like numismatics
or philanthropy, it is full of errors. It makes me wonder
how many inaccuracies I am accepting as truth for those
subjects about which I am not expert!"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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