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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 1, January 1, 2006, Article 8

NEW CELEBRITY COIN COLLECTOR: JACK BLACK

In the past we've discussed celebrities who have an
interest in numismatics.  This week there was an article
about the collecting interest of an actor in the news:

"Jack Black has an unusual hobby - collecting coins.

The 'King Kong' star admits to being a numismatist - the
official name for people who enjoy discovering and keeping
old coinage.

Broadcaster and fellow hoarder Phill Jupitus said: "Jack
is a numismatist. He was really excited about a coin he
had, saying it was really old. When he showed it to me it
turned out to be from only 1847, not really what I would
call ancient.

He added to Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "So I
decided to give him three coins - one a Roman coin from
the first century. I don't think he could quite believe it."

Meanwhile, Black admits he felt the pressure while
shooting new movie 'King Kong'..."

To read the complete story, see Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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