The most intruiging correspondence of the week comes from apparent web site visitor George Young who writes:
The William Strickland Columns referenced in your article are at George Young Company in Swedesboro, NJ.
Mr. Young left a phone number but we did not manage to connect this week. I'll follow up and report back when I can on the condition and plans for the old columns from the second Philadelphia Mint.
David Lisot of Cointelevision.com writes:
View lecture highlights from the recent Early American Coppers Convention.
Bill Rosenblum writes:
Lot #183 (poorly described) in my current auction closing Thursday is a comparatively recent restrike of the Mercator medal which was discussed in an issue or two of The E-Sylum last month. I have done further research and "know" the following about my specimen:
It is 69mm and weighs 78.84 grams and about 2mm thick. It has a tiny rim nick just to the right of the North Pole (on the Western Hemisphere side). The Hall Marks are four small rectangles ending with a script capital D. We believe that this is a London Hall Mark from 1978. See Discovering Hall Marks on English Silver by John Bly.
Unfortunately it probably isn't worth several million dollars so we will continue in business for the foreseeable future
Regarding the reference to Amon Carter's "International Paper Money Society ", Joe Boling writes:
Peter Symes has never heard of Amon Carter? The IBNS's twice annual exhibit award (conferred in Memphis and at the rotating meeting every fall in Australia) is named for Carter, who was charter member number 105 of the IBNS. Symes has won the award!
I'm sure that it is the IBNS that was being referred to as the International Paper Money Society. Incidentally, I knew that IPMS rang loud bells, but it was not until I pulled my organizational folder labeled "IPMS" that I remembered it is the International Primitive Money Society.
Since no one else has come up with other "International Paper Money Society ", I'll accept Joe's explanation that this reference was intended to mean the International Bank Note Society (IBNS).
Dave Hirt writes:
We are leaving on the 15th for Budapest Too bad we'll miss the Baltimore show. The dollar is strong over there again, so I will hit the used book stores looking for numismatic books.
Web site visitor Mardi Harrison writes:
Can you tell me when the Library of Coins stopped making their coin books? I have a Lincoln Cents set that goes up to 1961, and wanted matching books to bring it current.
I asked our resident expert on coin albums, David Lange, who writes:
Library of Coins albums were printed through 1969 for most titles and through 1971 for Lincoln Cents.
Tom DeLorey writes:
Please tell Chick Ambrass that the Roger Miller song he is referring to is entitled "Dang Me!"
Ginger Rapsus and Dick Doty provided the song title as well.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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