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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 17, April 23, 2006, Article 1

WAYNE'S WORDS

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We have a mystery on the table concerning the owner of the 1913
Liberty Nickel Barry Jablon saw in 1957 - perhaps one of our
readers can help.  Barry has provided us with another interesting
story of his days in the coin business, and Dick Johnson adds his
own encounter with Barry's boss, Ernie Kraus.  In a related vein
is an article on the Great Silver Melt of 1980.

In the numismatic research department, Dick Johnson provides us
with a lesson in the research value of numismatic ephemera, and
we have some excerpts from the text of  John and Nancy Wilson's
recent exhibit on the Scovill company's token and medal production.
Some of their information came from an unpublished 1943 doctoral
thesis on the firm.

Among new numismatic issues announced this week: Pope John Paul II
will appear on a Polish banknote, and Pope Benedict XVI will appear
on new Vatican Euro coins.  And I couldn't make this stuff up if I
tried, folks - they're baaaack!  The National Collectors Mint is
producing another Freedom Tower "coin", this time under the auspices
of (guess who?) The Cook Islands.

In the "great places for numismatists to go on vacation" category,
we have a nice report from Richard Jewell on Brookgreen Gardens,
South Carolina.  And finally, why did a man flush bundles of banknotes
worth tens of thousands of dollars down the toilet?  Read on to find
out.  Have a great week, everyone.

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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