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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 9, February 28, 2010, Article 19

NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: FEBRUARY 28, 2010

Here are some additional notes from E-Sylum readers this week. -Editor

Joe Boling writes:

I don't know who wrote the press release for What to do with Granddaddy's Coins, but I was put off first by the reference to the "present lucrative numismatic trade," and then REALLY put off by the reference to "today's cutthroat market."

If these words are representative of the content of the book, I don't think it is going to be very useful for a novice trying to dispose of a collection. The family will have a hard time finding a dealer they can work with if they come in with attitudes like those.

Joe adds:

2010 Cent reverse design "Regarding the design of the new cent, at last night's meeting of the Indianapolis Coin Club I heard several folks say that they had not liked the new design in print, but liked it a lot in the hand."

Those are sentiments I heard myself last week at the delayed February meeting of Nummis Nova. The sketches don't do the coins justice. They do look much nicer "in person". -Editor

Ed Krivoniak writes:

Pittsburg & Mexican Tin Mining Co. Medal obverse I recently ran all my Internet searches again and found a copy of the original contract between the Mexican government and the Pittsburg and Mexican Tin Mining Company! The really interesting thing about that is that the company name was misspelled. Fin was substituted for Tin. This was not a scanning error since the pages were photographed.

I have also noted that at least half of the websites that I used for information in the past no longer exist! I think it would be wise to caution any other researchers to print hard copies of their material as they find it.

Tom Fort forwarded this article from the L.A. Times about a contest to encourage rare book collecting among college students: Forget the frat party, there's book collecting to be done (latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2010/02/college-book-collecting.html)

Dennis Tucker forwarded this "inspirational story from Columbia --- related not to numismatics, but to books..." Teaching kids to read from the back of a burro (www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/02/25/cnnheroes.soriano/index.html?hpt=C1)

Another E-Sylum reader sends this story about a ceremony in Austin, TX, noting that: "... toward the end of the story; man receives three challenge coins, first person to get them from the three agencies that issue them" Austin holds moment of silence for plane attack (www.kvue.com/news/City-Holds-Moment-of-Silence-in-Attack-85362197.html)

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