John Phipps of Atlanta, GA submitted this article on the Numismatic Poets Society and its latest award. Thanks. -Editor
The Numismatic Poets Society Presents Best Poem Awards at the 2018 Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show
At the 2018 Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show there was a special award available to exhibitors; the Numismatic Poets Society sponsored “Best Poem Award.” The award can only be won once and includes a lifetime
membership in the NPS. This award was won by Cole Jones. His exhibit was in the Junior Category titled “Have You Heard of Me?” His exhibit included his original poem called Unusual Coins. The Numismatic Poets Society
provided a 2018 Proof American Silver Eagle for this Award. John Phipps, NPS Founding Member, presented this prize at the YN Program on Saturday afternoon at the show.
Unusual Coins by Cole Jones
When collecting rare coin
Don’t use them to buy a tenderloin
At a coin Show, go to the bourse
Where you can find some great coins, of course
I have a half-cent
Although it’s a little bent
All these coins were minted in Philadelphia
If you see another mark it would cause hysteria
I heard you wanted a two-cent
Check the mail because it was just sent
The first appearance of “In God We Trust”
Could have seen a little bit of dust
I really need that special trime
And it better be sent on time
Have you ever seen a six pointed star?
Then look at this coin from afar.
If you ever want a three-cent nickel
You’ll have to sell a lot of pickles
Do you have a wreath for my coin?
Three roman numerals will have to join
Do you have my half-dime?
I would like it without slime
Would you like to be late?
Well that was this coin’s fate
To buy a twenty-cent
You’ll have to save some of your rent
You see Lady Liberty on a rock?
Well, I hope she isn’t in your sock
I'd never heard of the Numismatic Poets Society until John first contacted me. But earlier numismatic writers have waxed poetic on occasion, so why not? congratulations to Cole Jones. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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