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The E-Sylum: Volume 20, Number 51, December 10, 2017, Article 11

NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: DECEMBER 10, 2017

101 Ranch Round Up Scrip

101 Ranch scrip 5 dollars
Loren Gatch writes:

I’m surprised you didn’t include a picture of the 1924 “Round Up” scrip put out by the 101 Ranch (I’ve included a link to a routine, and overpriced, eBay listing). I see samples of this stuff in antique shops around Oklahoma City. Histories of the ranch mention in passing the existence of scrip, but I’ve never found any details about its issue.

Though little remains physically of the 101 Ranch, its records are archived in the Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma. I once took a look through the archives regarding the scrip. Alas, apart from finding one folder full of the scrip itself, I found no further clues about its use. I have seen 101 Ranch coins as well.

Given the high denominations and the relatively elaborate devices, I suspect these notes were issued/sold as souvenirs to visitors, and not actually used by Ranch employees.

Thanks. See the eBay lot for more images. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
OKLAHOMA, PONCA CITY - AUTHENTIC PMG 58 MILLER BROTHERS 101 RANCH - 5 BUCKS (https://www.ebay.com/itm/OKLAHOMA-PONCA-CITY-AUTHENTIC-PMG-58-MILLER-BROTHERS-101-RANCH-5-BUCKS/172916608045)

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NEWMAN PORTAL SEARCH: 101 RANCH (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n50a08.html)

Bela, Meet Bela
Alan Weinberg writes:

Have you noticed the remarkable resemblance of Bela Lyon Pratt to a young circa 1931 Bela Lugosi?

Bela Lugosi photo Bela Lyon Pratt

Well... you might have a point there. You know, as a Good Parent, I make sure to pepper my kids with important advice, like "Never make fun of the Undead, in case vampires actually exist." Then there are the USUAL Dad Jokes, like, "There are two kinds of people in this world: Everybody... and Everybody Else". -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
THE BELA LYON PRATT SESQUICENTENNIAL (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n50a17.html)

What Do You Call a 225-Year Anniversary?
Last week I asked:

If a 100-year anniversary is a Centenniel, a 125-year is a Quasquicentennial, a 150 year is a Sesquicentennial and a 200-year is a Bicentennial, what is a 225-year anniversary called?

Pete Smith writes:

The best name for a 225th anniversary is probably Quasquibicentennial. There is also a reference to Bicentquasquigenary which is probably composed of the right pieces but not widely used.

Ron Haller-Williams writes:

For the 225-year anniversary I'll offer "Quastercentennial". Unfortunately, it's confusingly close to Quatercentennial = 400th !!! (Does that make the "s" is worth "-175"?)

Ron cited a great Wikipedia article on Latin-derived numerical names. -Editor

To read the complete Wikipedia article, see: Anniversary names : Latin-derived numerical names (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anniversary#Latin-derived_numerical_names)

Thanks. Here's a note on anniversary names from an earlier E-Sylum article. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
VOCABULARY ANSWER: QUASQUICENTENNIAL (http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v04n08a08.html)
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: DECEMBER 3, 2017 : 225 Years of the United States Mint (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n50a12.html)

The Other Nickels in the 1913 Liberty Nickel Case
Regarding the recently-sold eight-slot holder which once held the five original 1913 Liberty Nickels, last week I asked:

What coins once resided in the other three slots? Where are they now?

Pete Smith cited this May 14, 2006 E-Sylum response from Howard Spindel:

1913-Nickel-Case "My reference library tells me that the three other coins originally present with the five 1913 Liberty nickels were three Buffalo nickels - one Judd 1790 pattern, one type 1, and one type 2. 1942 was the last time all eight coins were together in one holder, owned by Eric P. Newman.

As to where all the Buffalos are now, my library doesn't say. As of 1969, two of them were apparently still in Newman's hands."

Pete Smith adds:

The 2006 answer about three other coins in the 1913 nickel holder mentions the 1913 pattern Judd-1790 struck in copper. This has now been discredited as a regular issue plated in copper. It was last reported in Eric Newman's collection. I have not seen a record of its sale. Perhaps Eric took it with him.

I was hoping for more detailed responses on this. If any of these coins were present in the recent Heritage sales of Eric Newman's collection, what were the lot numbers? I'd like to publish their images and excerpt their catalog descriptions. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
QUIZ ANSWER: THE OTHER NICKELS IN THE 1913 LIBERTY NICKEL CASE (http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n20a22.html)
1913 LIBERTY NICKEL HOLDER BRINGS $10,800 (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n50a22.html)

World's Largest Chocolate Kennedy Half?
Bruce Perdue writes:

Here is a one pound chocolate Kennedy half. I saw it at Menards, a Midwest home improvement store.

one pound JFK chocolate half dollar
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Wayne Homren, Editor

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