Editor Serge Pelletier writes:
The February issue of Moneta is now available at
In this issue:
A type collection of Canadian 10-cent pieces (Part 2) [Steve Woodland]
Love has wings [Serge Pelletier]
The notes of the Siege of Mafeking [Chris LaSalle and Steve Woodland]
I passed the Siege of Mafeking article to our resident siege expert, Dr. Lawrence C. Korchnak, who writes:
In The Notes of the Siege of Mafeking, LaSalle and Woodland provide an excellent description of the conditions that Lord Baden-Powell and his troops endured as they defended Mafeking against the Boers. It is very well written...succinct yet comprehensive. The article is historically sound and presents a clear explanation of the extreme conditions under which the Mafeking siege notes were produced. There are fine illustrations including the rare One Pound Note as well as the spelling error variety of the 10 Shilling Note. Notably, the article also mentions Baden-Powell's Mafeking Cadet Corps, a volunteer group of boys between ages of 12-15 that laid the conceptual foundation for his creation of the organization that we know as the Boy Scouts. As a specialist in siege money, I hope that The Notes of the Siege of Mafeking inspires readers to acquire a copy of Paper Currency of the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902, by John Ineson, Spink and Sons, 1999.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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