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The E-Sylum: Volume 3, Number 51, December 10, 2000, Article 10


Russ Logan writes:

"...and then there is this Type IV 1804 Dollar that has a reeded edge!"

Dave Bowers writes:

"After selling the Walter Childs 1804 $1 for over $4 million the press and television coverage was worldwide -- I remember getting a comment from Raratonga (which is about as far away from New Hampshire as possible, probably).

Anyway, then came the deluge of "1804 dollars" offered from Singapore, India, and related places in that section of the globe. I recall one exchange by fax that went something like this:

OWNER of "1804 dollar": I have a rare 1804 dollar that has been in a private family since, etc., etc., etc, [editing here] and is very valuable. How do I sell it to you?

BOWERS AND MERENA: "Does your 1804 dollar have a reeded edge--with vertical ribs all around the outer border?

OWNER: Yes it does!

(End of scenario) "

[Editor's note: Raratonga is in the Cook Islands, South Pacific. Their official currency is 1804 dollars....]

Wayne Homren, Editor

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