Philip Mernick of London writes:
A curious medal die just finished on eBay (I was the underbidder). The die came from the Edinburgh firm of A. Kirkwood and Son, according to the seller, but what is it about? It mentions an Executive Order which sounds more like the USA.
Does any E-Sylum reader know what was on the other side, assuming the die was used?
Very interesting item! I created a mirror image in a photo editor so we can more easily read the text.
A ROTTEN SITUATION
OF THE NUMISMATIST
To me this could be a product of the early 1960s when Mint Officials were placing blame for coin shortages on hoarding numismatists. But other explanations are possible. Does anyone recognize this piece? What's the story behind it?
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