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The E-Sylum: Volume 21, Number 52, December 30, 2018, Article 8

QUERY: BOOSEL'S 2 1/2 CENT COIN CONCEPT

Len Augsburger of the Newman Numismatic Portal has a question for E-Sylum  readers. -Editor

THE U.S. NEEDS A 2½ CENT COIN

Harry X Boosel We need 2.5 cent coins token

An NNP reader this week asked about a promotional token created by Harry X Boosel in 1973, lobbying for a 2½ cent coin. The token claims “we need 2½ cent coins” and that fellow lobbyists ought to “write to your congressman.” Surely there is more to the story – why was Boosel convinced of the utility of such a denomination, and did the effort ever gain any traction? Nothing was immediately found on the Newman Portal, although there is a single use of the initials “HXB” in the Chicago Coin Club Chatter, in reference to Boosel. The token itself is listed on tokencatalog.com as TC-378397. Can E-Sylum readers help solve the mystery?

Link to Boosel token on tokencatalog.com:
http://tokencatalog.com/token_record_forms.php?
action=DisplayTokenRecord&td_id=378397&inventory_id=
371441&td_image_id=211023&attribution_id=387648
&record_offset=0

I'd never seen or heard of this token or concept before. I didn't know Boosel, but had the pleasure of meeting him briefly at an ANA convention. Can anyone help? -Editor

Charles Davis ad01



Wayne Homren, Editor

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