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QUICK QUIZ: NAME THOSE TUNES ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SCRIP NOTESRegarding the musical scale printed on the 1837 District of Columbia scrip note pictured in last week's review of Richard Doty's America's Money, America's Story, Arthur Shippee writes:
Did you try to sing the tune on the note?
Arthur guessed the tune, and that makes for a great QUICK QUIZ. There are actually two musical notes illustrated in Doty's book, and here they are. So... who can Name Those Tunes? Also - is anyone aware of other scrip notes or banknotes with similar musical notation? Not just notation that is only there for decoration, but actually represents a tune. What about on coins, tokens or medals? There are many numismatic items honoring famous musicians, but how many of them actually "carry a tune"? -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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