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The E-Sylum (3/7/2010)

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Wayne Homren

Among our new subscribers this week are Catherine Eagleton of the British Museum, and Tom Dodd. Welcome aboard! We now have 1,324 subscribers.

This week we open with word of a long-awaited update to an important numismatic reference work, and some results from David Sklow's recent numismatic literature sale.

Other topics include a hoard of early dollars and twenty-cent pieces, coin cabinets, an acquisition by Princeton University, and changes in banknotes issued by the U.S. and Canada.

You've heard of Silver Certificates and Gold Certificates, right? How about a "Gold & Silver Certificate"? Two - two precious metals in one!

To learn about the Obama quarters, beating archaeologists, a marijuana-based monetary system, and medals of rich, Corinthian Bronze, read on.

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

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