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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 11, March 12, 2006, Article 1

WAYNE'S WORDS

Among our recent subscribers is Jay Beeton of the American
Numismatic Association.  Welcome aboard!  We now have 865
subscribers.

We've got a big issue this week with something for everyone.
The latest news on Jacob Perkins' mint building is good - a
plan is afoot to acquire and restore the historic site in
Massachusetts.

A University professor is embarking on a new study of the
value of ancient Roman coins, and a hoard of ancient coins
seized by U.S. customs officials is returned to Saudi Arabia.

A researcher at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston seeks
information on a numismatic collection cataloger who published
"one of the most entertainingly pompous pieces of writing" he
has seen in a long time.

The Christian Science Monitor published an interesting interview
with an engraver at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing,
and the Orange County Register published a great article about
people in the coin business in southern California.

For banknote collectors comes word of the first note to
incorporate a moving image as an anti-counterfeiting device.

For lovers of hobby controversy there is a stir over autograph
authentication at Collector's Universe and further revelations
in the diamond grading scandal.

Here are some quiz questions for readers, but don't look too
hard for all the answers directly in this issue.  Bonus points
for anyone who can answer correctly without reading the completed
articles linked to in this issue:

  Which numismatic personality has "a remote-controlled monkey head
  on his desk that cackles at the press of a button"?  (it's not me,
  but that sounds cool)

  Which rare coin firm advertised on a restaurant placemat?

  Which coin grading service displays Yap stone money in their
  office?  Is it slabbed?

  And finally, what do a Girl Scout and a Hooters waitress have
  in common?  Read on to find out!

Have a great week, everyone!

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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