Regarding last week's E-Sylum, Dave Bowers writes:
My gosh, what a nifty “issue”!
I liked last week's issue a lot, too. The diversity of topics and knowledge of our contributors is a treasure. Thanks to everyone who sent in material. One of my favorite items was Rich Jewell's Brookgreen Gardens membership medal. I expected it to generate some follow-on comments, and naturally, there is some more great information in this issue.
Tom DeLorey writes:
Bill Burd's Chicago Coin Company IS in Chicago!
It simply is not in downtown Chicago. This city just goes on and on and on......
Paul Hybert echos Tom's note:
Bill Burd's storefront shop is in the Chicago city limits even though it is far from downtown. We have a big town here.
Sorry I'm so geographically challenged. I'm not sure why, but Chicago is about the only major U.S. city I've not visited at one point or another. Oh wait, I know why – the 1991 ANA Convention was in Rosemont! (Not that there's anything wrong with that...)
Better late than never, two numismatic museum curators took the BBC News Numismatic Quiz.
Dick Doty of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution writes:
I missed the last one too, got the other six right.
Douglas Mudd, Curator of the American Numismatic Association's Edward C. Rochette Money Museum writes:
Darn – 6 out of 7 – I just do not know my Adam Smith well enough and have not looked that closely at modern British bank notes. I wonder if the Brits missed the West Point question as much as we Americans seem to have missed #7?
Good thing they passed, huh? But now none of us should feel bad about missing one.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
WHO PASSED THE BBC NEWS NUMISMATIC QUIZ?
An E-Sylum reader writes:
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society got some publicity from The Numismatist in the latest issue (May), This month's quiz involves scrambled words from titles of numismatic organizations, the NBS being one of them.
I found the quiz somewhat harder than I expected, although I didn't take them up on the instructions to look at the list of organizations on their website. (That would seem to remove any possible fun from the exercise.)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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