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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 2, January 8, 2006, Article 17

DON TAXAY FOLLOWUP

Fred Reed writes: "I'll add my two cents on the Don Taxay
thread in the recent E-Sylum.

On Dec. 26, 1991, John J. Ford (presumably, he wrote the
introduction) renewed the copyright on Taxay's "Counterfeit,
Mis-struck, and Unofficial U.S. Coins" (originally registered
May 15, 1963) in favor of himself and Don Taxay.

Also, on October 14, 1998, Scott Publishing Co. (owned
by Amos Press since 1985) renewed the copyright on Taxay's
"Scott's Comprehensive Catalogue and Encyclopedia of U.S.
Coins, 1971" which had originally been registered on Dec.
3, 1970.

This is the straight poop.  It's from my significant
numismatic date database which forms the basis of my
"The Week That Was" weekly column in COIN WORLD, and
is based on Copyright Office records.

As for the suggestion that Taxay sold rights to his
"The U.S. Mint and Coinage" for some exorbitant sum
such as $100,000, and the disposition of his other
works, I can't add anything since I refer to the
records on line which only go back to 1978."

[Ron Benice, using an Internet people-search service
writes that it "shows a Donald Taxay, age 72... The
age seems about right."

I've edited out other details.  This may or may not
be the Don Taxay we're curious about, but in any case,
if he wanted to reconnect with the numismatic world
he could have done so.  This has been an interesting
topic, and I'd still like to hear other stories from
those who knew him, but as far as our search goes,
we'll stop here.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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