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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 14, April 2, 2006, Article 1

WAYNE'S WORDS

Among our recent subscribers is Kate Cahill of Littleton Coin
Company. Welcome aboard!  We now have 870 subscribers.

It's been another good week for interesting firsthand numismatic
accounts, research updates and breaking news from various
numismatic areas.  A new book has been published on Philippine
Counterstamped coins, The Colonial Newsletter gains a subtitle,
and several readers provide additional information on Thompson's
1783 Essay on Coining.  In ancient coins, a 2,000-year-old
counterfeit has been unmasked.

Research questions this week concern patents for banknote
anti-counterfeiting devices, FCC BOYD counterstamps, and the
recipient of a particular American Institute medal.

You people are sharp when it comes to noticing errors in
The E_Sylum. Ray Flanigan took issue with the Wall Street
Journal's statement that "The Denver Mint opened in 1862."
He writes: "The Denver Mint was not really in existence in
1862.  An Assay Office was.  The 'mint' didn't come about
until 1906 and produced the first coins in 1907."

Regarding the title of one of last week's articles, Ken Berger
writes: "Since you meant INVERTEBRATE (notice the second E),
should we retitle the article TYPO TYPO TIME?"

In the believe-it-or-not department, someone's WWII medals,
including a Purple Heart, were recently saved from the trash
when discovered during the cleanup of decades-old trash from
the basement of a service station.  All this and more, including
previously unpublished stories by Russ Rulau relating to John
Ford.

And to learn why the Denver Mint employee who runs the furnace
that anneals coin blanks shouted "Wooh, wooh!", read on.
Have a great week, everyone.

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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