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Sorry about last week's delay; I don't think an issue has ever been that late. On Monday I got past the initial password problem I had Sunday night, and that night I was able to complete proofreading the issue and adding a few items that had arrived over the weekend and not made the cut.
Come midnight I discovered a second problem - our provider wasn't forwarding emails as normal and once again, I couldn't scare up their technical support at midnight. You can't get good help these days. Thank you for your patience.
David Fanning wrote:
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Ken Bressett wrote:
As if I haven't given up enough for Lent! Now this!! How much can one suffer?
Joel Orosz wrote:
Perhaps this is just as well. It's easy to get complacent about the wonderfulness (as Bill Cosby used to say) of The E-Sylum appearing in our inboxes every Sunday. This short delay will remind us of how much we miss it when it's not there, and more importantly, of how much work it is for you to produce such consistent excellence week after week.
This week we open with updates from two numismatic literature dealers and a report on the 2009 Maundy Money ceremony. Topics include seal script, coins and medals depicting solar eclipses, new information on J.L. Polhemus, and detecting counterfeit coins by sound. New queries include help for translating an archive of Karl Goetz material and learning why John Adams is depicted on a medal for Alaska statehood.
In addition, we have multiple items this week on alternate currencies and circulating counterfeit coins. To learn about the horse named Numismatist and join in the search for Admiral Nimitz' autographed Hawaii notes, read on. Have a great week, everyone!
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