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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 7, February 12, 2006, Article 1

WAYNE'S WORDS

Among our recent subscribers is Samuel Ernst. Welcome aboard!
We now have 856 subscribers.

This issue starts off with a reader's question about The E-Sylum
itself, and I'd be interested in hearing thoughts on the topic
from both long-time and recent subscribers.   Dick Johnson chimes
in next with a timely critique of the medals of the current winter
Olympic games, and thoughts on this topic are also most welcome.

Bob Van Ryzin, probably the only numismatic writer to have actually
met Selma Burke, discusses the controversy surrounding her claim
to have influenced the design of the Roosevelt Dime.  Among the top
news items of the week are the acquisition by the British Museum of
the rare the King Coenwulf of Mercia gold penny unearthed a few
years ago by a metal detectorist, and the sale of a very rare New
Orleans proof coin.

Research queries this week involve a 1902 catalog of engravings
of George Washington, collector extraordinaire Bryon Reed, and
the paper money and coins of World War I.  Some of the more
controversial topics may include the "Naming of Names" behind
anonymous collections, and a proposal for a new grading system
for medals.  And to learn which group of bibliophiles recent
held an "uncharacteristically raucous meeting", read on.

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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