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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 17, April 26, 2009, Article 23

MORE ON NUMISMATIC TRAINING FOR BANK TELLERS

Pete Smith writes:
When I worked for Gary Adkins (NSI) I was given all phone calls from the public asking general questions. For a while half the calls were about Wisconsin quarters.

One day I received a call from a police officer who had been called to a suburban bank. Someone brought in some coins that didn't look right. The silver color was a little different and the coins did not have orange edges.

I explained to the officer that the composition of silver coins changed after 1964 and the earlier coins had a different composition than current coins. I also explained that we were currently paying four times face value for pre-1964 coins and we would be happy to take them off the hands of the bank.

It is tough to realize what an old geezer I am when I remember events like that from ancient history. I might have thought such information would be passed down to bank employees but apparently not.




Wayne Homren, Editor

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