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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 39, September 26, 2010, Article 19

THE MYSTERY OF B. MAX MEHL'S COST CODE

Speaking of prices, here's an interesting puzzler from Ron Guth about B. Max Mehl's pricing code. -Editor

This is perhaps a little off-the-wall, but has anyone ever cracked B. Max Mehlís cost code? I was playing around with the Waldo Newcomer inventory listing and found a calculation in code:

OSECY + UYCU = OTSCD

The codes represent the addition of two sections of the Newcomer inventory. OSECY represents Lots 1-130 and UYCU represents Lots 131-434. When I add up the actual numbers for these lots, I come up with $26,511.50 for Lots 1 to 130 and $29,784.15 for Lots 1 to 434. I played around with the code a little bit and came up with:

1 = Y
2 = O
3 = U
4 = D
5 = E
6 = S
7 = ??
8 = ??
9 = T
0 = C

This may not even be Mehlís code, but if anyone has any insight, Iíd sure appreciate it. Iím dying of curiosity.

Ron Guth
President
PCGS CoinFacts - the Internet Encyclopedia of U.S. Coins
www.pcgscoinfacts.com

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