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12 Nov 2020

My favorite numismatic item - Club Show-N-Tell assignment

Library | Haney

When we closed our last club meeting it was requested that everyone bring a coin to share to the next meeting and I said with a smile are notes okay. Which then it was clarified a numismatic item for sharing. In thinking of what I would bring to the show-n-tell I was having a hard time deciding trying to deciding which coin or note I would want to share as I have many favorites in my collection with various stories that make them so. With so many to choose from, not that I am long lost relative of King Farouk, Garrett, or Green but still I am an only child, I decided instead of trying to narrow down my favorite I tackled the problem using a different approach. What item would I never want to part with? Well using this new filter a lot of coins and notes slipped away as I know at some point if necessary I would be able to release them back into the market place for others to enjoy.

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03 Jun 2020

Lightning Strikes Twice

Library | Haney

In Dade County Florida a cache of one million silver dollars were found all bearing the date 1804! This treasure recently recovered by the secret service was apparently part of a shipment lost in payment to France for the famous Louisiana Purchase transaction. The treasure was located using the information contained on the flyleaf of a prayer-book recently purchased in Havana. It is estimated the pieces today could bring $3,000.00 to $7,000.00 on the open market....................

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07 Aug 2017

The £1,000,000 Bank Note

Library | Haney

Most of us can think of stories that feature a coin whether in print or on the screen but can the same be said for those of us who collect banknotes. Yes and the one that comes to mind to me is The £1,000,000 Bank Note which features an illustration of a wolf being chased by a similar denomination bank note on the cover. The cover story of this book is actually one of nine short stories that was published 1893 by Charles L Webster & Company of New York. The illustration opposite the title page in that edition features Henry Adams handing the note to the proprietor asking for change. I guess Henry missed the sign at the register that they do not except more than a twenty. Sorry I see that sign too often, so that it would make the sequence of events that make up the plot of this story totally improbable today.

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