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The E-Sylum (3/26/2017)

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Horacio Morero is the editor of El Sitio, the club publication of the Instituto Uruguayo de Numismática. He submitted this summary of the contents of the latest issue. Thanks! -Editor

El Sitio No. 22 The first 2017 electronic bulletin “El Sitio” of the Instituto Uruguayo de Numismática in Montevideo, Uruguay, was published this month. This issue contains 26 pages with three numismatic articles about different topics and information about new coins, banknotes and events.

The first article, “La estancia La Concordia y sus fichas de esquila”, by Horacio Morero Ferrero, is about shearing tokens. La Concordia was a historical ranch in the Mercedes Department, on the banks of the Uruguay River. The company, associated with the Pranges family, was registered in Liverpool, England.

The second one, by the Spanish numismatic Pedro Damián Borrego, speaks about the circulating money in the Virreinato del Río de la Plata during XVIII century.

The last article, written by Sebastián Aguilera, tells us about a particular Notgeld - emergency money- issued in the Bielefeld city, Province of Westfalia: the beautiful 1 goldmark of 31.4 mm of diameter.

Here are some images from the issue. -Editor

Dos pesos macuquinos potosinos de 1689 y 1717

Notgeld of Bielefeld City Westphalia

To read the complete issue, see:

Horacio adds:

José Luis Rubio, an old member of the IUN, who presented me to E-Sylum, passed away two or three weeks ago.

We're sorry to hear the news. The numismatic community is small, but spread worldwide. Thanks again to Horacio for providing these English translations. -Editor


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