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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 50, December 3, 2000, Article 9


Just when you've thought you'd heard every cockamamie story about someone finding an 1804 dollar, along comes another one. We last visited this perennial subject in the January 23, 2000 issue (Volume 3, Number 4), after an ad appeared in COIN WORLD offering a "$25,000 REWARD for the location and legitimate recovery of my 1804 SILVER DOLLAR." The full issue is archived on our web site at this address:

Nearly a year later, we're treated to a web site titled "King of Kings of American Dollar?", where the author (whose English needs some work) notes: "I have discovered an incredible coin in China. The 1804 dollar to be precisely. "

Quoting from the web pages:

"The main purpose here is not to make my simulation one true event. Rather my attempt is to draw interests to my collection. Just in case this coin of mine is a genuine one. This much I must do on my site so that other researchers can direct their attentions on unexplored water."

"This coin was purchased in a Chinese flea market where most items were once owned by families for decades if not centuries. The very point of purchase in itself constitutes a strong case."

The site includes illustrations of the coin - see for yourself.

Perhaps one of you "other researchers" out there would like to render an opinion...

Wayne Homren, Editor

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