An alert E-Sylum reader pointed out that the New York Times article about Japanese chrysanthemum gold coins referenced recently was not a new story - it was actually from May 20, 1992.
Sorry I managed to miss that - somehow it turned up in one of my searches of recent newspaper articles, and I didn't notice the publication date. So, does anyone know how the story turned out? Were the coins returned to dealer Paul Davies? Or were they declared counterfeit and confiscated?
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see THE MYSTERY OF THE COUNTERFEIT CHRYSANTHEMUMS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v12n06a25.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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