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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 47, November 21, 2010, Article 18

THE E-SYLUM'S UNSOLVED MYSTERIES

Although we often get lightning-fast responses to all sorts of obscure numismatic queries, there are always some which go unanswered. This could be a fun task for anyone poking around The E-Sylum archives. But here are a couple recent ones - let's give them a second look.

A couple weeks ago, Chick Ambrass asked if anyone had any information about these dollar bills somehow embedded in a sidewalk outside Ashbury Park. If there had been any signage nearby Chick would have noticed it. Do any of our readers live near the area, or have friends who do? I've love to have someone ask around to see what we can find out. I also wondered, "How are the dollars anchored and protected from the elements?"

Ashbury Park Sidewalk dollars

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: QUERY: ASHBURY PARK SIDEWALK DOLLARS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n45a21.html)

Here's another one. Regarding my question on how many books by U.S. Numismatic authors have been translated into German, Pete Smith writes:

Although I may try to give the impression that I know everything about numismatics, I don't know the answer to this one.

Well, I do have the answer. I own a copy of the book, or at least I did at one time - I just can't put my finger on it in my library. It was a copy of High Profits from Rare Coin Investing" by Q. David Bowers translated into German. I confirmed this with Dave Bowers. The book had completely different cover art. Does anyone have an image of the book to share with us?

Dave adds:

Not that they are numismatic, but my "Put Another Nickel In" (1958) has been translated into Italian, and "The Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments" (1971) has been translated into Japanese.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: MORE ON MASAMICHI OKA AND JAPANESE EDITIONS OF WHITMAN COIN BOOKS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n44a08.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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