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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 15, April 9, 2017, Article 2

APRIL FOOLS ISSUE, 2017

Our first issue of April brought with it three April Fool stories. Here's what readers had to say. -Editor

Pete Smith writes:

I have come to expect some foolery in the issue closest to April 1 each year. At first glance I was skeptical about the theft of the huge gold coin from a German museum. That story checked out.

I was reminded of my story of a Halloween party some time back. Later someone asked why that hadn't seen me at the party. I said that I came dressed as the Invisible Man.

When costume parties come up I tell people I'll dress as Winnie-the-Pooh - red vest, no pants. -Editor

Recalling All UK One-pound Coins

Double headed one puund coin

"All new £1 coins are to be recalled following a request made by The Queen, who has asked that her head is to be featured on both sides of the new 12-sided coin."

Chip Howell writes:

April Fool, I have to believe. No way she did that.

Dave Lange writes:

I believe the story about QE2 demanding her portrait appear on both sides of the pound coin is an April Fool's Day joke.

Jonathan Callaway of the UK writes:

You need to reflect on the date of the report that all new UK £1 coins are to be recalled. All reports dated April 1st need to be carefully checked!

Ron Cheek of Canada writes:

Clearly, this was originally published as an April Fool's joke. I am not sure why it got into E-Sylum. You missed April 1st by a day.

Well, we publish weekly not daily, and Sunday's issue was our first for the month of April. Good catch. I liked this one. Thanks to Len Augsburger for forwarding the link. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ALL NEW £1 COINS RECALLED (www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n14a23.html)

Invisible Coins
Andy Newman writes:

I always enjoy your E-Sylum. Naturally, I also enjoyed the April 1 report on invisible coins as well as the high-relief of the French agricultural medal.

Thanks to David Pickup for this bit of humor. I liked the Holey Dollar experiment.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NEW INVISIBLE COINS ISSUED (www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n14a27.html)

U.S.-Russia Joint Currency
Pete Smith writes:

In addition to putting Queen Elizabeth on both sides of the coin and minting invisible money, I suspect that Stvn Mnchn is not the full name of the Secretary of the Treasury and that his name will not appear on notes issued jointly by the U.S. and Russia.

Martin Purdy of New Zealand writes:

I loved the name "Lyinhisazov" in the Russian-US joint currency item - that gave me the best laugh so far today!

Thanks to Ken Barr for this one. A little too obviously Foolish, but quite funny.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
U. S. AND RUSSIA ANNOUNCE NEW JOINT CURRENCY (www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n14a28.html)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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