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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 3, January 20, 2008, Article 1

WAYNE'S WORDS: THE E-SYLUM JANUARY 20, 2008

Among our recent subscribers are Joseph D. McCarthy and
Tom Mulvaney.  Welcome aboard!  We now have 1,110 subscribers.

This week we open with three items of NBS news - a report
on the recent meeting at FUN, the latest issue of The Asylum,
and a survey on the greatest works of American numismatic
literature.   Next we have news of the death of numismatic
literature dealer Jerry Walker and 1980s coinage reform
advocate Diane Wolf.

Students of the numismatic products of Matthew Boulton will
learn about an upcoming conference in honor of bicentennial
of the coiner's death, and E-Sylum subscribers report on
the recent FUN convention and Stack's Americana sale.  Also,
an E-Sylum subscriber describes his amazing eBay find of
the previously unseen Adams Academy U.S. Mint medal.

Also this week we reprint a great article about the Cleveland
Fed's concentration camp money exhibit.  In responses to
last week's issue, we have more tributes to retiring ANS
librarian Frank Campbell, and further complaints about
overlapping images in numismatic publications.

In the news there is a new (yes, NEW) Moffat & Co. mint.
And in numismatic crime news, there have thankfully been NO
reports of dealer robberies following this year's FUN show,
not that I've heard anyway.   Also, a theft may have been
averted at the Dahlonega Gold Museum, and in New Zealand,
police are offering a record cash reward for information on
the recently stolen medals.

No numismatic diary this week, although I did receive in the
mail a nice 1959 Gold Celeston I bought on eBay January 3rd.
After dinner this evening I was my three-year-old daughter
Hannah's play toy, as she sat me down in her room, put a blanket
over me and pretended to give me a haircut and a makeover - a
real Norman Rockwell scene.  Then it was time to play doctor.
Remember the coin magnifiers my kids got for Christmas?  Well,
Hannah pulled one out, examined my chin and declared "You got
a bad boo-boo".  But wouldn't you know it, next she plucked
three cents, a nickel, a dime and a dollar bill from her Minnie
Mouse coin bank and proceeded to examine them under the glass.
Attagirl!

To learn about another redheaded young lady (a famous actress)
who collects ancient Judean coins, read on. Have a great week,
everyone.

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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