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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 46, November 13, 2022, Article 31

LOOSE CHANGE: NOVEMBER 13, 2022

Here are some additional items in the media this week that may be of interest. -Editor

The Joys of Completion

Dave Bowers published a short Stack's Bowers blog article on "The Joys of Completion". -Editor

  Bowers Joys of Completion

[I]n my personal collecting, I was always extremely motivated by the aspect of completion. This is true for many others, as is shown in the great enthusiasm for Registry Sets of various designs and denominations. Perhaps for me this was enhanced by getting my start in the days of coin albums and folders – physical reminders of what was in a collection and, more importantly, what was not. The fulfillment of a goal was very important and could be very satisfying. I recall putting together a set of Proof Indian cents, and from the beginning, finding the prized 1877 was my prime objective. Once I had obtained one of those, which happened surprisingly early in my quest, finding the others was not much of a challenge and, for me, a little bit of the excitement was lost. It was still a great thrill, however, when that last hole was filled in my National coin album. Once that thrill was past, however, I was ready to move on to something else. For me, often a complete collection would be sold in order to move on to my next goal.

To read the complete article, see:
THE JOYS OF COMPLETION (https://stacksbowers.com/the-joys-of-completion/)

Telling Time Using Quotes From Books

Bibliophiles should get a kick out of this. This website tells you the time using quotes from books. How cool is that? Check it out. Then wait a minute and refresh. -Editor

https://literature-clock.jenevoldsen.com/

Evelyn de Rothschild Passes

In the coin-dealer-made-good department, the Washington Post has this interesting obituary of banking heir Evelyn de Rothschild. -Editor

Evelyn de Rothschild The Rothschild banking dynasty dates to back to the mid-18th century in Frankfurt, Germany, where Mayer Amschel Rothschild turned a rare coin business into a financial services firm. He sent his five sons to major cities throughout Europe to lay the framework for a multinational empire.

Mr. Rothschild's great-great-grandfather Nathan Mayer Rothschild arrived in England in 1798, working as a textile merchant and eventually founding a bank. The family's role in English life was immense. The Rothschilds financed the British Army in the Napoleonic Wars and later the purchase of the Suez Canal.

Strictly in terms of their combined capital, the Rothschilds were in a league of their own, wrote historian Niall Ferguson in his book The House of Rothschild. The twentieth century has no equivalent: not even the biggest of today's international banking corporations enjoys the relative supremacy enjoyed by the Rothschilds in their heyday.

To read the complete article, see:
Evelyn de Rothschild, banking heir and adviser to the queen, dies at 91 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2022/11/10/evelyn-de-rothschild-advisor-to-the-queen-dies-at-91/)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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