About Eric Newman's new book: you report "features up-to-date pricing by Stuart Levine in the highest grades currently available." I have not seen the book yet, so I don't know how the values are presented, but if it's only for AU and better notes, I'd just as soon they had not bothered. How about values for the grades that collectors of this material actually collect?
I haven't seen the book yet myself, but the previous edition did list prices in lower grades such as Good, Very Good, and Fine. -EditorJoe also correctly noted a problem in last week's reprint of passages from Some Reflections Upon Being Fifty Years a Coin Collector by R.W. McLachlan. He writes:
But what was supposed to be in this passage about the gold coins coming into Canada? "exchanged at not more than 548 each. Numerous U.S. 55, $10, and $20 goldpieces arrived, too,..." What are 548 and 55? $48 and $5 perhaps?
Dan Gosling confirms that the text should read "$48" and "$5", respectively. I suspect the original article was scanned and converted using OCR (optical character recognition), and the dollar signs ($) were misinterpreted as 5's. Sorry for the confusion! -EditorIn last week's Wayne's Words I wrote:
I was making the rounds of the show pedaling duplicates...
Yossi Dotan writes:
That is a great idea, peddling your duplicates by pedaling to get around at a large show. If someone took a picture of you on your bike, please share it with the E-Sylum readership.OK, there was no bike, and I was only peddling, not pedaling. But if I DID have a bike, it would have looked like this:
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