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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 5, January 29, 2006, Article 1

WAYNE'S WORDS

Among our recent subscribers are Bill Tatham and Fabienne
Burkhalter.  Welcome aboard!  We now have 853 subscribers.

The topic of numismatic oral history comes up this week
with note from Dick Johnson.  Preserving this kind of
ephemeral information is what The E-Sylum is about as well.
If your phone rings and it's Dick calling for an interview,
sit down, put your feet up, and take a trip down memory lane.

Another thing we just can't get enough of here at The E-Sylum
are first-hand accounts of goings-on at the U.S. Mint, and
this week brings a nice article from an Ohio newspaper about
Mint Director William Brett and the political fallout from
Republicans over the depiction on the dime of Democrat Franklin
Roosevelt.  The article also addresses the 1950s phenomenon
of nickels piling up in Cincinnati, dimes in San Antonio and
quarters in Minneapolis.  Any guesses on why?

Another type of first-hand numismatic history are stories
relating to the design and marketing of the state quarter
series - this week brings criticisms of the Washington and
Utah designs.  But perhaps the most unusual item this
week is a story from The New Scientist on how banknotes are
being used to help predict the spread of disease.  Read on to
find out.  Enjoy!

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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