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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 14, April 2, 2000, Article 10


This week's featured web page is the ANS coin quiz. American Numismatic Society web manager Sebastian Heath has set up an interesting guessing game, which numismatists should find both amusing and educational. It draws on the Society's archive of computerized images.

"This first version is pretty simple... Choose one or more departments, click "Try me..." and a new window will appear showing only the picture, material, weight, and measurements for a particular coin. (Actually, that information will only appear if known). Look at the coin (or medal, etc.), try and identify it, and then click "Show Full Info" to see how you did.

I put this together as a small digression while thinking more seriously about the structure and content of our database." To reach the quiz, go to the "Collections" heading on the front page of the ANS web site and choose the "Coin Quiz" link.

Wayne Homren, Editor

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