Joe Boling pointed out my misspelling of a subscriber's name - it's Phil Iversen, not Iverson.
With tongue in cheek, Alan Luedeking reported an error in this excerpt published in last week's issue. It was taken from the description of the cover lot in George Kolbe's 106th sale.
Snowden served as Director of the Mint from June 1863 until April 1861, and claimed authorship for two major 1861 American numismatic works: the one cited in the letter and his even more popular Mint Manual.
Alan writes: "Was Snowden's restriking of medals in any way connected with his ability to work backwards in time?"
OK, Mr. Smartypants - Snowden's tenure as Mint Director began in 1853, not 1863.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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