On Emil Weigand and Friedrich Wilhelm Kullrich
Terry Hess writes:
"Thanks to Judy Blackman for helping pin
down my medal."
We're always glad to help facilitate these exchanges. Glad it worked out.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: AUGUST 6, 2023 : Emil Weigand and Friedrich Wilhelm Kullrich
Breen Quote on Browning Book Sought
David Fanning writes:
"Walter Breen has been quoted by many people (myself included) as saying that Ard W. Browning's book on early U.S. quarter dollars was
the most perfect numismatic book written on the first try. But where exactly did he say this? A search through the most likely sources turned up nothing, and I'm starting to wonder if this is simply apocryphal or a paraphrase based on something Breen once said. The sentiment seems accurate: Breen admired the book, and owned a copy of the 1950 edition produced by John J. Ford, Jr., which he annotated thoroughly. If anyone has a source for this as a quote, however, I'd very much like to know of it."
I never heard that directly from Walter; I recall reading it more than once, but have forgotten where. Can anyone help?
Coinage and Currency of Italy under Mussolini
Brad Porter writes:
"I was curious whether this area had been covered in any previous articles. Articles, monographs, or books on Mussolini's Italy."
No, I don't believe we've covered this topic before. Can anyone help?
Breaking Vegas - Counterfeit King
Wayne Pearson writes:
"This is something I really enjoyed watching many years ago. I don't know if you know who Louis Collavecchio is-but either way I think you'll enjoy this. The Series called Breaking Vegas on the History channel was about people taking all of their gimmicks to Las Vegas and Atlantic City to try and beat the casino. This one with Collavecchio blew my mind."
Thanks. Check it out.
Counterfeiting coins isn't easy--it's an art form! Diameter, thickness, magnetism, weight, design, even the precise mix of alloys--every element of the coin must be perfectly replicated. That means taking on the craftsmanship that the U.S. Mint took years to develop, including anti-counterfeiting marks like "hidden grooves" and uniquely serrated edges. Most wannabe counterfeiters quickly realize they're no match for the U.S. Mint--and often satisfy themselves with crude tokens that might stretch their winnings by a buck or two. But not Louis Colavecchio...not by a long shot!
To watch the episode on Internet Archive, see:
Breaking Vegas S1E06 - Counterfeit King
Wayne Homren, Editor
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