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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 46, November 5, 2000, Article 7


David Lange writes: "In reference to the CSA half dollar and the ANS' ownership of one, I recently went to the society's headquarters with the expectation of viewing this piece. I suppose I should have specified in advance what I wanted to see, as this coin and the other major rarities in its collection are stored offsite in a bank vault. I can understand why this is the case, but it really took the wind out of my sails.

I did go through all the trays of colonial and early federal coins, but in most instances the more desirable pieces were represented by replicas or photographs. What is available for viewing would make for a nice amateur collection, but I didn't really see anything that I don't get to see in a typical year working at NGC.

Let's hope that when its new building is ready for occupation the ANS will be able to mount its rarities for public viewing. I believe that's one of its goals in relocating."

Wayne Homren, Editor

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