Regarding the inquiry from Adrian Gonzalez Salinas about the 1960's publication Mexican Coin News,
Allan Schein writes:
"I am aware of 10 issues and these were recently scanned for the US Mexican Numismatic Association. Issues #1 thru #3 we only have photocopies of, but #4 thru #10 are originals. These came from the estate of longtime Mexican coin & currency dealer Ken Tabachnick who passed away in August of 2022.
"Please give Adrian my contact info. If we can scan his first three issues, the USMEX will be able to preserve a complete digital set all scanned from originals. And the club will be happy to help Adrian to complete his set by giving him theirs. After all, we have the same interests and are part of the same collecting community."
I put Allan in touch with Adrian, who writes:
"Now I know that there are just 10 different Mexican Coin News (MCN) magazines.
In fact, in the MCN #10 appears a notice that it was the final issue including the causes why they did
not continue publishing it.
I am a member of the U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association so I could download the 5 MCN issues that I don't have.
I will contact Allan Schein to thank him for his support and how I can share a scanning of the MCN 1, 2 and 3 issues.
It's amazing how E-Sylum readers can help you."
"Adrian did contact me and we'll share what we have.
My thanks to you for facilitating contact. It's a great example of how much of our community interfaces through The E-Sylum. I appreciate the invaluable resource you've created and dedicated yourself to in such an enduring manner."
We're all glad to help, and love happy endings like these. Adrian provided additional information and updated images for this article.
"Frankly, it is so nice to have the support of the whole The E-Sylum community.
In less than 24 hours, Ralf Böpple (Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) and Allan Schein (Salt Lake City, Utah) shared with me
super valuable information about Mexican Coin News issues! I am very grateful to them!
"According to H. R. Vrooman (editor of MCN),the root cause why MCN has not continuing to be published: "We have have not had the support
of the advertisers that we were promised when we started, publication. To make a long story short, most of the dealers who made us the promise
have either quit advertising and several have quit the business entirely. Some who did advertise did not pay. With the high cost of paper and labor,
today, it takes a lot of dinero (money) to keep a magazine of any kind in publication. Mexican Coin News was never backed by any organization
or group. It has been a father-son team, hoping in some small way to be of service to the collectors and dealer (sic) in Mexican Coins and Currency".
"Pictures of issues covers # 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are from the US Mexican Numismatic Association Digital Library (usmex.org).
If you are a collector of Mexican coins, notes, medals, tokens, bonds, etc. I recommend you to be a member of this association.
"The cover's picture of the latest MCN's issue (# 10) is similar to the booklet "Checklist and Price Data / Mexico's Modern Coins"
by H.S. Ulan and Harvey Bruns (Third edition; 1967; 36p; 16mo; Softcover)."
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
QUERY: MEXICAN COIN NEWS
Wayne Homren, Editor
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