2013 COIN OF THE YEAR QUESTIONS AND CORRECTION
Regarding last week's item about the Coin of the Year (COTY) awards,
Jim Duncan writes:
The French piece is "from Clove to Charlemagne" - is that Clovis? I've seen it in the article you quoted but Clove seems an odd name to me, maybe I am at fault.
Good question - I don't know, but it does seem like a typo in the original blog article.
Bruce Perdue writes:
In the article about the 2013 Coin of the Year Awards you have the "Best Trade Coin" twice but on is obviously the basketball coin and the other looks to be an owl...
Whoops! That's a cut-and-paste error on my part. Here's the correct text, from the referenced World Mint News Blog page.
Most Popular Coin
National Bank of Mongolia – 2011 Ural Owl 500 Togrog Silver Coin
A close up of the Ural Owl is shown with its eyes created from two dark Swarovski Elements.
Struck in 99.9% silver with an antique finish, the weight is 1 troy ounce and diameter is 38.61 mm. The mintage is indicated at 2,500 pieces.
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2013 COIN OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Happy Birthday, Melvil Dewey
Here's something for bibliophiles that I noticed in the December 10, 2012 Writer's Almanac.
It's the birthday of Melvil Dewey, born in Adams Center, New York (1851). He put himself through college by working in the library, and he felt it was appallingly disorganized. There was no consistent system across libraries. Some numbered shelves, some arranged books by size just to look nice, and some libraries tried to alphabetize the whole library, which meant that every time they got a new book they had to redo the entire system. He knew there had to be a better way, so he worked on a system of categories and sub-categories, assigning each a system of numbers. And he came up with the Dewey Decimal System, which is still used today in many libraries, a series of classifications divided and subdivided into subjects and a decimal number assigned to each book.
To read the complete article, see:
Dec. 10, 2012
Maine Depression Scrip Images Sought
Max Lynds (email@example.com writes:
I am putting together a booklet an Maine Depression Scrip and am looking for scans of examples.
No God But Allah Overstamp
Dick Gaetano forwarded an email with this image of a one dollar bill with a "No God But Allah" overstamp. I hadn't seen this one before.
PAN eNews Promotes The E-Sylum
In the Nov /Dec 2012 issue of PAN eNews (published by the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists), editor Pat McBride writes:
PAN member, Wayne Homren is the editor of quality enewsletter that is filled with the best and the most comprehensive numismatic knowledge contributed and interactively supported by their notable subscribers. If you are looking for in depth topics and are a seasoned numismatist then this is a good source to take advantage of.
Pat appended a note I'd recently sent to some Pittsburgh-area numismatists inviting them to subscribe:
For 15 years I’ve been publishing a weekly email newsletter for numismatic bibliophiles,
researchers and just plain collectors. We have over 1,600 subscribers worldwide. It goes out every
Sunday evening with about 20 or so articles covering every numismatic topic under the
sun. Nearly everyone finds something of interest in every issue.
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society sponsors it, but you don’t have to be a member – it’s free to
Thanks for the shout-out!
Three-Dollar Gold Piece Held With Sublime Tenacity
Dave Bowers forwarded this image of an item from the Meriden (CT) Daily Republican April 11, 1888. Thanks!
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