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The E-Sylum: Volume 17, Number 46, November 9, 2014, Article 9

NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: NOVEMBER 9, 2014

Doubled Dies Lost in the 1980 Silver Melt?
Ron Pope writes:

I think it's quite likely that this Great Silver Melt (1980) may be at least partly responsible for the scarcity and, in some cases, the outright rarity of many of the major doubled dies found on otherwise common date silver Roosevelt dimes and Washington quarters as most were not even recognized at the time.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
SAVING KEY DATES FROM THE 1980 SILVER MELT (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n45a24.html)

Query: 1832 Mexican Copper 1/4 Real Countermark
David Pickup writes:

Would any of your readers be able to identify a countermark on a 1832 Mexican copper 1/4 real please? It looks like "VDSG".

Aylesbury Vale countermark Aylesbury Vale countermark

As always, readers can click on the photos to see larger versions in our Flickr archive. I tried to crop the image, and can make out the "V.D.S." Any suggestions? Are there any known countermarks on similar coins that might fit the bill? -Editor

Query: A Jacobean Loyalty Medal?
Jim Bulmer writes:

There were a couple of good articles on Gunmoney and the Jacobites last week, so I thought I could ask about this piece which I bought in Dublin about 15 years ago (size is 33mm). What puzzles me about it is the Military style brass mounting....A Jacobean Loyalty Medal of sorts? Cheers

Jacobean Loyalty Medal ?

Dave Hirt at Kolbe-Fanning Lot Viewing Baltimore 2014
Wayne Homren and Dave Hirt at Kolbe-Fanning lot viewing Baltimore 2014

Dave Hirt forwarded this picture his wife Emi took of the two of us at the Kolbe-Fanning lot viewing room at the Whitman Baltimore Expo last week (that'sDave on the right). It was great to see them both. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
WAYNE'S NUMISMATIC DIARY: NOVEMBER 2, 2014 (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n45a26.html)










Wayne Homren, Editor

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