Pete Smith writes:
I was looking forward to this issue of the E-Sylum to see if you sneaked in any April Fool's joke. I see that you left this task to Ken Bressett. Although Len and Joel have never picked up the tab for dinner with me, I can believe that this may have actually happened.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
MORE ON THE FRANKLIN MINT COLLECTOR'S SOCIETY
WAYNE'S NUMISMATIC DIARY: APRIL 1, 2011
Jim Duncan writes:
One hesitates to argue with the BBC, but I had always understood that Ralph Heaton
II was born in 1794. Is it fair to say the mint started in 1794? I don't think
so. J O Sweeny's book on The Mint says (p3) that "it can be confidently stated
that the firm known today as The Birmingham Mint was founded by Ralph Heaton II in
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
BIRMINGHAM MINT RELOCATES (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v14n14a20.html)
P.K. Saha forwarded an image of a new five Euro coin from Italy. I like it! Thanks.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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