New books discussed this week cover topics including Union soldier identification discs and nineteenth century banking. In the news, the ANS names its new librarian, antiques book author Ralph Kovel has died, President Bush gets a "coin" from the CIA, and Howard Berlin visits the Chicago Fed and the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow.
In topics first broached in earlier E-Sylum issues, we discuss ephemera relating to the John Ford, book publication on CDs, the Castine Hoard and the recently discovered J.L. Polhemus counterstamp.
Answers to previous queries include several great responses on counting edge reeds. New queries relate to a counterstamp on a $50 gold slug, Pistrucci Waterloo medal electrotypes, and the inscription on a 2004 Athens Olympic gold medal.
To learn who once owned the unique Charlotte Medal, read on. Have a great week, everyone!
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