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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 1, January 2, 2011, Article 6

NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: JANUARY 2, 2011

Last week we quoted a Wall Street Journal article about the resignation of U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy. The article stated that under Moy's tenure the Mint "released the first U.S. coins with readable Braille characters."

Ken Berger writes:

The first coin with Braille characters was the 2003 Alabama state quarter and therefore was not minted during Moy's tenure as Director.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: U.S. MINT DIRECTOR ED MOY RESIGNS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n52a13.html)

Regarding last week's article titled "ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM ACQUIRES A HOARD OF ANGELS", Ken Bressett writes:

I think the proper term is a host of angels!

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM ACQUIRES A HOARD OF ANGELS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n52a18.html)

Regarding the earliest spiral-bound numismatic book, Howard Daniel writes:

The first edition of The Catalog and Guidebook of Southeast Asian Coins & Currency, Volume I: France, by Howard A. Daniel III was published in 1975 in Reston, Virginia with comb binding. Only one hundred copies were printed and I sold them all so fast I forgot to set aside one for myself and had to buy one back at full price from a dealer who bought several copies.

At the time, my wife and I were living in an apartment on the north side of Reston, when it was a fairly new planned community, and the south side was barely developed. A new immigrant from Germany opened a print shop on the south side and needed every piece of work he could acquire so he quickly agreed to printing only 100 copies. We were both surprised with how fast it sold out, but I was soon thereafter on emergency orders to Heidelberg, Germany, so I did not have enough time to arrange another printing.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: MORE ON THE EARLIEST SPIRAL BOUND NUMISMATIC BOOK (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n52a05.html)

Regarding last week's Featured Web Site on Rebel States Currency suggested by John and Nancy Wilson, Larry Gaye writes:

Thanks to John and Nancy for finding this gem. An excellent source for data and comparison all in one spot.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: FEATURED WEB SITE: REBEL STATES CURRENCY (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v13n52a24.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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