Last week Howard Berlin asked for suggestions for numismatic destinations on his upcoming world tour.
Howard A. Daniel III writes:
Howard Berlin has assisted me in the past when he visited the Berlin Mint. My next destination for him is the Mint of Finland. This mint produced the current circulating coins for Viet Nam, and some of their non-circulating legal tender. The lowest circulating denomination is 200 Dong but one of their annual reports shows a 50 Dong coin in it! When these coins were first contemplated and designed, the 50 Dong could have circulated, and the 100 Dong too. If patterns, proofs, trials, essays or whatever they call them were made of the entire 2003 series, I would love to have their images, weights and measurements.
This mint has not responded to my enquires, just like the Berlin Mint before Howard found the right contact for me. If he can do the same magic for me at the Mint of Finland, I would consider buying him a box of gold coins; chocolate covered gold foil, of course, with the JFK Half Dollar design. I know it is not on his schedule, but who does not want to travel to Finland for a few days?
Ralf Böpple of Stuttgart, Germany writes:
The National Bank of Serbia in Belgrade has both a coin collection and exhibits. As to my knowledge they have only restricted visiting capacities, I have contacted somebody at the bank, and they have forwarded me the information below.
Ralf included three email contact addresses. I forwarded Howard and Ralf's notes to The Numismatourist. Thanks, everyone!
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
QUERY: NUMISMATOURIST HOWARD BERLIN SEEKS TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
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