On a related topic, Pat Heller published a July 4, 2019 article about the limits of internet research. This should be painfully obvious, but even
highly rated and thoroughly written web pages might not be answering the question you're asking. -Editor
The Internet is a wonderful research tool but the content is not always accurate or complete. Therefore, one needs to temper the results of a
numismatic search by confirming information from other sources or thinking about what holes may exist in what is discovered.
Here's an example. Last week, I posted on my company's Facebook page, and also my personal page, a question of who are the six identified (my
mistake, there are actually seven) people other than Christopher Columbus who are depicted on US currency issues that were not born in what is now
part of the United States of America.
These posts drew more attention and responses than usual. One respondent found a helpful website here and thought that the 53 people listed there
included every specific person portrayed on US currency.
Using this website, however, only picked up four of the six people—Albert Gallatin from Geneva Switzerland, Alexander Hamilton from Charlestown,
Saint Kitts and Nevis, George Meade from Cadiz Spain, and Robert Morris from Liverpool, England.
What did the site miss? Check out the article to find out. Who are the other three people? Can anyone think of any more? -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
The Limits Of Online Numismatic Research
Wayne Homren, Editor
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