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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 15, April 9, 2006, Article 1

WAYNE'S WORDS

Among our recent subscribers are Neil Berman, J.S.G. Boggs, and
Chris Jones. Welcome aboard!  We now have 873 subscribers.

I'm sad to report that we lead off this week's issue with word
of the loss of two of our hobby's leading lights, R.A.G. Carson
and William Dewey.  Our thoughts go out to their families and
friends.

A family vacation has cut into my editing time this week, so
some submissions which arrived over the weekend could not be
included in this issue and will be held for the next issue
- sorry!

In the correction department, the author of the Coin World article
about Bill Himmelwright and his shop was MICHELE Orzano, not Michael.
My apologies to Michele.  I know better, but it was a typo I shouldn't
have let happen.

Arthur Shippee noted that I'd forgotten to include the link to the
source of the 2003 article on the half a million Purple Heart medals
remaining unissued at the end of World War II.  Sorry - it's
Purple Heart medals

In a correction of a correction, Tom Delorey notes that "The
Denver Mint produced regular issue Dimes, Quarters, Half Dollars,
Half Eagles, Eagles and Double Eagles in 1906." Ray Flanigan's note
stated that the Denver Mint "produced the first coins in 1907."
Neil Shafer also reported this one.

Some of you figured out that the item from the MPCGram was an
April Fool's joke.  One reader wrote: "Surely the new military
money grading service, which was announced April 1, is just that,
another April 1 joke? POGS? Come on..."

Last week's mention of an ancient coin counterfeiting technique
prompts Dick Johnson to discuss firebranding and galvanoplasty,
Allan Davisson provides some background information on the
recently-sold 1575 20 gold piece of James VI, and Alan Weinberg
provides some interesting anecdotes about John Ford bidding at
auction.

New numismatic products debuting or on their way include a "pink
quarter" from Canada and Mozambique debates new coin and banknote
designs as part of a proposed currency revaluation.

In other news, the WWII medals discovered last week in a service
station basement have been returned to the recipient's family, a
businessman in Marco Island, Florida adopts the Liberty Dollar,
and a Canberra mint worker is caught smuggling coins in his
steel-toed workboots.

And to learn how a group of Germans hoped to turn decades-old
Franklin Mint products into a million dollar profit, read on.
Have a great week, everyone.

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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