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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 8, February 25, 2007, Article 1

WAYNE'S WORDS

Among our recent subscribers are Robert Christensen and
J. Armannsson. Welcome aboard!  We now have 1,072 subscribers.

This week's issue opens with information about the latest edition
of the hobby standard, 'A Guide Book of United States Coins'.  Two
other books nearing completion include 'Silent Witness  World War II
Civilian Camp Money' by Ray and Steve Feller, and a catalogue of
clearing house scrip by Tom Sheehan, Neil Shafer and Douglass Corrigan.

Research requests this week involve the Raleigh Plantation Token and
the Panama Canal medal.  In the news is the Stolen Valor Act, which
will have a chilling effect on the market for medals of the U.S. armed
forces.

Researchers old and new have information in this issue.  Eric Newman
writes about the origin of the U.S. dollar sign, his progress in
researching the Albany Church penny, and a rare book recently added
to his library.  Patrick Feaster, a graduate student in Folklore at
Indiana University shares what he's learned about the Josh Tatum
story and the 1883 "Racketeer" nickel.

On our numismatic tour of the world we touch on the Capitoline Coin
and Medal Collection in Rome.  Other topics include SEM-EDX analysis
and the discovery of a roman denarius in Great Britain which is
believed to establish early commerce with the continent.

Responding to a request last week, Tom Caldwell, Matt Francis and Mike
Paradis all stepped forward to send Dave Perkins a copy of an article
from the 1966 Numismatist.  Mike was the quickest on the draw, and
mailed Dave a copy.  Many thanks to all for responding to the call.
Have a great week, everyone.

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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