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The E-Sylum: Volume 15, Number 1, January 1, 2012, Article 17


A Note from Darryl Atchison
Darryl Atchison of Ireland writes:

Keep up the good work with The E-Sylum; you really have no idea how much it is both enjoyed and appreciated.

A note from Tiesheng Li
Tiesheng Li writes:

I am a Chinese numismatist, a close friend of Howard Daniels for years. I have learned a lot from The E-Sylum and thanks for your long-term painstaking work.

New Subscriber: Nicolas Santerini
Horacio Morero, President of the Instituto Uruguayo de Numismática writes:

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MCA Meeting January 7, 2012
John Sallay forwarded this announcement:

Medical Jurisprudence medal The Medal Collectors of America will hold its semiannual meeting at noon this Saturday, January 7, in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Convention, at the Waldorf Astoria. John Sallay will present an illustrated talk entitled “Athena Leading the Way: The History of Her Medallic Iconography” and will trace the evolution of the symbolism related to Athena/Minerva on coins and medals since first used on ancient coins.

The gold medal pictured here, for example, was awarded by University College London in 1887 for Medical Jurisprudence and is closely patterned after Britannia, which herself was patterned after a second century sesertius of Antoninus Pius, which in turn was closely patterned after Athena/Minerva figures on earlier Greek and Roman coins – all of which will be illustrated. Everyone is welcome!

College Baseball Challenge Coins
Regarding this article about Challenge Coins at Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City, an E-Sylum reader writes:

The military tradition has spread to college baseball.

For the eighth year, BYU baseball players will be carrying a team coin with them at all times. The coins were given at the annual Christmas party in December.

Players earned the coin through various requirements, such as completing the annual run up to the block Y on nearby Y Mountain last October.

“We are trying to continue the tradition of representing BYU in the right way,” said BYU coach Vance Law . “The coin is a reminder of the plus-one motto implying what Vice President (Kevin) Worthen challenged our department to be everything you can be.”

Well, this isn't a new development if it's been happening for eight years. But this is the first I've heard of "coins" used in this context. Thanks. -Editor

To read the complete article, see: BYU Baseball Coin For 2012 Season (

Douglas Yeo
Joe Boling writes:

Nice video about Daniel Chester French, recommended last week by Dick Johnson. In the credits at the end was a thank you to Douglas Yeo. Any relation to the numismatic Yeo?

I dunno, but perhaps. Yeo is an unusual name in my experience. Does anyone know? -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: A DANIEL CHESTER FRENCH VIDEO (

Holey Dollar: Which Mint?
Dick Doty writes:

I wonder which mint the Holey Dollar was from. Probably Mexico City. Anybody know?

1813 Holey Dollar

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: MUSEUM ACQUIRES 1813 NEW SOUTH WALES HOLEY DOLLAR (

Wayne Homren, Editor

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