Here are some additional notes from E-Sylum readers this week.
Regarding the comments on the coming of polymer banknotes to Canada, Joe Boling writes:
I can assure you that polymer banknotes can be creased and folded - and once a tear starts, it keeps right on going. I have in hand some current Vietnamese polymer notes that are truly tatty - the worst condition polymer pieces I have ever seen - bordering on illegible. Well-circulated polymer can look just as bad as well-circulated paper.
Joe sent the above image of one of his heavily circulated polymer notes. Thanks!
Regarding the discussion on Italian coin denominations begun by Bruce Smith and continued by Bob Leonard, Serge Pelletier writes:
L'abbé Migne in his Dictionnaire de numismatique et de sigillograhpie religieuses (Paris, 1852), column 836 states:
"JULES ou PAULES (PAOLI) monnaie d'argent qui se fabrique et a cours à Rome où elle vaux 10 baïoques" (Julis or paoli
silver coin minted in Rome that circulates for 10 baiocchi…)
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
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