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

How Many Pennies Can You Carry?

Kavan Ratnatunga passed along this Facebook video of a contest where people fill sacks with pennies and carry them away. Thanks.-Editor

 How many pannies can you carry 2

To watch the video, see:
How Much Can They Carry?(

NFT Tokens With Precious Stones

Aaron Oppenheim passed along this story about an Israeli jeweler who created NFT tokens with precious stones. Thanks.-Editor

Fruits of Fortune NFT coin'The physical part of the NFT, which guarantees its value, is this 24-karat gold coin encrusted with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, ??and sapphires'

In the world of jewelry, Yvel is a real institution - founded 36 years ago and located at the entrance to Jerusalem, the store looks like an Ali Baba cave, full of pearls and precious stones.

Since its founding, Orna Levy - from a long line of diamond dealers - and her husband Isaac have received numerous awards for the beauty of their creations.

To read the complete article, see:
Israeli jeweler Yvel creates NFT tokens bearing precious stones(

Another Opinion on Sponsianus

CoinsWeekly published an article with University of Warsaw numismatists discussing the coin recently attributed to A Roman Emperor named Sponsianus.-Editor

 Coin of Sponsian

To read the complete article, see:
An Expert Opinion on Sponsianus(

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:

Star Wars Prop Medals

From Quora.-Editor

 Star Wars medal scene

Remember the medal ceremony at the end of the original Star Wars ?

I don't know if they're still there, but those medals used to be on display at the Planet Hollywood restaurant in Orlando, and when my family visited Disney in the 90s, we happened to have dinner at the display case where the prop was on display.

Reader, those things looked like cheap tinfoil smooshed around a wad of bent corrugated cardboard, and I assume chances are good that this is exactly what they really were.

The medals look great in the movie, because you only see them for a few seconds and nobody touches them - they're just dangled from the craft store ribbons. But in person, they looked like a downgrade from what you'd find in a Cracker Jack box.

To read the complete article, see:
Remember the medal ceremony at the end of the original Star Wars ?(

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