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The E-Sylum (11/14/2010)

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Wayne Homren

Among our new subscribers this week is Lloyd Wagner. Welcome aboard! We now have 1,389 email subscribers, plus 92 followers on Facebook, including Donn Pearlman, Pierre Fricke and Donald Yarab.

First, a correction. Roger Burdette's special offer on his new Assay Commission book for readers of The E-Sylum offer is good through December 10 - see his ad in this week's issue.

OK, another correction. In last week's Wayne's Word's I mentioned "Louis Eliasberg's unique 1877-CC No Arrows Dime". Harold Levi spotted the typo - it should be 1873.

Many thanks to Leon Saryan and Wayne Schroll for assisting Oded Paz in his quest to contact Turkish numismatists.

AOL will be the death of me yet. We've always had proportionately more problems reported by AOL subscribers than any other ISP. Over the last several weeks we've been investigating a problem where a small subset of our AOL subscribers get an empty E-Sylum message or none at all.

The AOL headquarters is just up the road from my house and I pass it nearly every day. If I knew whose door to knock on I’d barge in and whack somebody upside the head. This problem is driving us nuts. It’s not all AOL subscribers, just some, and we’re having a devil of a time tracking it down. Sorry! Our email provider, Binhost, has an engineer looking into it.

This week we open with a reminder of the upcoming Kolbe & Fanning auction and my review of the Krause 2011 U.S. Coin Digest. Other topics include Dick Johnson's primer on plating in numismatics, replica Victoria Cross medals, and the Cornell hoard of colonial currency.

To learn about electroplated pewter coin replicas, Louis Eliasberg's worst condition coins, A.M. Smith's handwritten manuscript and dinner with Mint Director Ed Moy, read on. Have a great week, everyone!

Wayne Homren
Numismatic Bibliomania Society

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