E-Sylum Wins The Harvey Prize
Harvey Stack writes:
The stories, research and information in The E-Sylum keeps me up in the late hours of Sunday, and I usually wake up early the next morning wanting to continue my "reading" and
"education" which you support each week.
You know this is the month for Nobel Prizes, and I wish they were given for Numismatic endeavors, for you would capture the prize. Keep what you are doing - the hobby needs the education you
Will do. I'm not sure what I'd do if I didn't work on The E-Sylum each week. It's too fun and interesting to quit! -Editor
WSJ on J.P. Morgan
Dave Hirt of Frederick, MD writes:
In Monday's Wall Street Journal there was an article on the many different items collected by J. P. Morgan. It covered 5/8 of a page. However, there was NOT ONE word about his
numismatic interest. Looks like coin collectors take a back seat in the Journal's opinion.
On What to Call Those Dots in Legends
Ken Spindler of San Diego writes:
Any type of tiny symbol separating words in a coin or medal legend is commonly known as a "stop." Despite the possible inference from the ordinary meaning of the word, not all stops
appear only at the end of a legend. In fact, it's probably rare that they do. As the article indicates, not all stops are dots. Regardless, roundish stops are often called "pellets" in
cataloguing descriptions. I'm not certain whether to qualify as a "pellet" a stop by definition must be non-round to some extent. If a (round) dot would qualify as a variety of pellet,
since all pellets are certainly not round, maybe a dot can be called a "round pellet." Inasmuch as I just made that term up, obviously it is not what anybody calls dots separating words in
legends. Not yet, anyway.
"Stop" rolls off the tongue far easier than "interpunct". Interesting topic. Thanks. -Editor
Dick Johnson adds:
Like Ken states, I too have seen “stops” used in catalog descriptions. A legitimate use of Stops were at the end of every sentence in telegrams. Remember those? Center dots far more accurate term
and easier to understand.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
WHAT DO WE CALL THOSE DOTS IN LEGENDS? (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n41a11.html)
VOCABULARY TERM: LEGEND (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n41a12.html)
More Chopmarks on US $20 Bills
Terry Frazier of Missouri Valley, IA writes:
I found more chopmarks on a 20$. Hard to make one out. The one on corner is a eagle head. Another is a name.
Thanks. here are the images. There seems to be no end to the number of different designs out there. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: OCTOBER 1, 2017 : Chopmarks on a US $20 bill (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n40a12.html)
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