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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 14, April 2, 2006, Article 28

HAMMERED GOLD COIN HEAVY, BUT NOT THAT HEAVY

Regarding last week's quote from a newspaper article about the
auction of the heaviest hammered British gold coin, Martin Purdy
writes: "That should be ?20 - it certainly doesn't weigh 20 lbs!
And even at ?20 Scots, it was only worth about ?1 13s 4d in
English currency at the time. Still a lovely coin, though."

[The article referred to the coin as "The 20lb gold piece".
Martin wrote to The Scotsman, and they replied: "You are dead
right. We have carried an apology." -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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