Ragarding the William A. Burd Numismatic Library, Tom DeLorey writes:
Bill Burd's Chicago Coin Company is not located in downtown Chicago. It is a little over a mile west of the northwest corner of Midway airport.
My wife and I attended Bill's open house. The library really is quite wonderful! While browsing the shelves, I could not resist taking down his copy of the Coin World Comprehensive Catalogue & Encyclopedia and signing it above my name, dating it with the date of his open house. I then apologized for decreasing the value of the book!
I guess I read "Chicago storefront" and "Chicago Coin Company" and assumed the store was in Chicago. Sorry! Thanks for the correction. It does sound like a great library.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
THE WILLIAM A. BURD NUMISMATIC LIBRARY
THE MINTING EQUIPMENT BAZARRE
Angelo DiMaria Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island (est. 1928) is liquidating its assets. Available for sale are Janvier reducing machines. For over a century these devices have been at the core of the coin and medal-making process, taking a large sculptor's model and reducing it to die of the proper size for striking.
For information and additional photos, contact: John Scungio at
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