Other Chinese Fakes
Regarding the new book on Chinese fakes of Norwegian coins, James Higby writes:
When all of a sudden I started seeing multiple offerings on eBay of Norwegian
speciedaler types that I had not seen in three decades, I was forced to tentatively
conclude that they were all fakes. To that category I would have to add coins of
Italy and her colonies, Gold Coast, Zanzibar, and Swiss cantons, especially the
shooting thalers. I am sure that by now the list has grown quite lengthy, and that
more such books will be needed.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NEW BOOK ON CHINESE FAKES OF NORWEGIAN COINS
Local Coin Show Publicity
Dick Johnson forwarded this article about the promoters of a monthly Michigan coin show.
Kids are the future of coin collecting. Don Reid thinks if they learn
about currency like the wheat penny, they'll develop an interest just as he did as a boy.
Reid is always promoting the hobby. He and Mark Storey began encouraging
collectors four years ago by holding the first Redford Coin Show.
"We found it difficult to get into small shows on a monthly basis and knew
other people in the same boat so we founded this," said Reid. "The show's
been growing and growing. Coin collecting can be expensive. We give coin collectors an opportunity to come buy, sell and trade coins they picked up during the month."
Hannah Reid loves coin shows. Don introduced her to the events in 2007 when
they were dating. Born in Warsaw, Hannah believes her collection of Polish
coins is the largest in the tri-state area.
"The coins bring back memories," said Hannah Reid who left Poland in 1972 at age 19.
Hannah compares Polish commemorative coins to U.S. quarters minted for each state.
"It's interesting because Poland commemorated for each city, a quarter size coin
from 1999 to 2008 and are now doing the same with park animals. They copy what the American mint does."
To read the complete article, see:
Show organizers to offer children free Wheat pennies to encourage coin collecting
Quiz: Seven Questions on Britain's Five Pound Note
Dick Hanscom forwarded this BBC News quiz on the five pound banknote. Who can get a perfect score? (Don't ask what I got)
To take the quiz, see:
7 questions on fivers
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