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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 50, December 10, 2006, Article 12

IF COINS HAVE A MINTAGE, SHOULD BOOKS HAVE A PRINTAGE?

Dave Bowers writes: "In e-mailing back and forth with Diana Plattner,
senior editor at Whitman Publishing LLC in Atlanta, we both often use
“printage” to refer to the quantity printed of a given issue of paper
money, a logical mate to the familiar “mintage” we all know for coins.

In looking in Google (where else!) I found no listing for “printage
figure,” but in just searching for “printage” there are lots of entries,
including company names and the somewhat related PrintAge. There was
mention of a stamp with “a small printage run,” which fits in with
the use of Diana and myself.

Might “printage” be more widely employed as a useful numismatic name?"

[I like it!  It's more compact than "print run" and has a great
numismatic connection.  Why not discuss the printage of numismatic
books?  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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