"GREAT DEBATE" CLIFFHANGER
Subscriber Alan Luedeking of Florida writes:
"Don't keep us on tenterhooks with these tantalizing tidbits! Tell us the real story for crying out loud! Since when has NBS ever been shy? Don't pull any punches -- name names and recount the verbal battles -- heck, some of us had to work and couldn't be there!! ;-)"
Well, it was quite a show, but would take far more space than we have in this newsletter to tell. Fortunately, Joel Orosz took copious notes, and he plans to write an article for The Asylum. Also, this week's Coin World (September 6, 1999 issue) has a front-page article on the event, plus another article based on John Ford's talk the following day. Both articles were written by Coin World Editor Beth Deisher.
Meanwhile, J. C. Spillman offers the following observations on the topic:
"I attended the original Hodder presentation of his material at the ANS Groves symposium last April and, in my opinion, Mike's presentation was exemplary - detailed, cautious, professional and was presented with great finesse and with considerable technical backup by analytical testing conducted by Dr. John Chervinsky at Harvard using a technique known as PIXE - - (P)roton (I)nduced (X)ray (E)mission spectography…
I must agree with Mike's observations in E-Sylum Vol 2, No.34 as well as my own conclusions that
grave charges were made (by Buttrey) on superficial research to quote John W. Adams from his Coin World guest commentary. I guess that I totally agree with John, as well."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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