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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 49, December 3, 2006, Article 1

WAYNE'S WORDS

Among our recent subscribers are Dave Baldwin (courtesy of Harold
Levi), Michael Doran, Eric Leighton, Chris Freeman and Daniel B.
Van Voorhis.  Welcome aboard!  We now have 1,009 subscribers.

This week's issue is another beefy one.  Following up on the news
of our 1,000th subscriber is news of a new tool we've created for
numismatic researchers - a search engine restricted to only web
sites of numismatic interest.

Former ANA Librarian Nancy Green recommends a fascinating book on
the history and philosophy of collecting that should ring true for
we inmates of bibliomania-world, and David Sklow, recent holder of
that position, speaks out in Coin World about the organization and
his dismissal.

The most far-reaching news this week is word of a judge's ruling that
could lead to the redesign of U.S. paper money to aid the blind.
Other important news, of interest to the many fans of minting
technology among us, is word about the sale of The Gallery Mint, Inc.,
with reassurances that the fascinating traveling mint exhibit and Ron
Landis' career as an engraver will live on.

Dick Johnson and others provide additional background on the late
William Louth, former head of Medallic Art Co.  Other readers provide
details on the Italian Mint Museum.  Research queries this week
include information on the 1792 Washington cent in gold.

Private-issue money seems to be a theme this week, with items on Labor
Exchange Notes, Liberty Dollars, and the Linden dollars of the online
world Second Life.  Katie Jaeger discusses the scientific value of
unearthed coins and other ancient artifacts.  To learn what several
thousand joules of energy and do to a hapless coin, read on.  Have a
great week, everyone!

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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