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MORE ON THE MEDALLIC HISTORY RESEARCH OF TONY LOPEZRegarding last week's item on Tony Lopez' article "Mystery Solved? Voltaire, 1777 Franklin, Hume and D'eon Medals in The MCA Advisory, Numismatic Bibliomania Society President John W. Adams writes:
Very discerning as always, you noted that Tony Lopez did a fine piece of research in his MCA Advisory article on the Hume, 1777 Franklin and "Voltaire" medals. His research was not just fine, it was utterly fabulous.
In our book COMITIA AMERICANA, after an extensive discussion of various theories, we describe the 1777 Franklin medal: "In the end, the secret of this medal is that it is a secret medal. If those who produced it did not want their efforts known, it is not likely that we will pick up their trail 200 years later".
... not likely unless Tony Lopez takes up the case! What makes his work even more praiseworthy, in my opinion, is that some of our finest experts told Tony that he was barking up the wrong tree in the wrong forest. Undismayed, he persevered and achieved a conclusion that is irrefutable. May Tony find many more challenges and may others be inspired to do likewise.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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