Volume 6 Issue 3                    INTERNET EDITION                                      March 2001.


SOCIETY SNIPPETS.

This section is devoted to members of the Tasmanian Numismatic Society and it contains information of a local nature.

ANDA Coin, Banknote & Stamp Show.

Held on Saturday 17th. and Sunday 18th. March at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Glenorchy near Hobart, the Australian Numismatic Dealers Association (ANDA) show was welcomed by many numismatically starved Tasmanians who travelled from many out of Hobart locations to attend during the two days it was in progress.

The presence of the Perth Mint, which had issued the Tasmanian state tribute Holey Dollar, and the Royal Australian Mint with several new releases, attracted a constant stream of visitors as did an old friends John Pettit and Tony James with their marvellous collection of exquisite top-of-the-range banknotes. As a poor but avid banknote collector, amongst other things, I had no option - like many others - but to drool as I shuffled through box after box of their beautiful pieces of paper.

Local Hobart dealers, Kim and David Newell of The Stamp Place, told me that they had thoroughly enjoyed the outing and the chance to introduce themselves and present their wares to many new acquaintances among Tasmanian collectors. Like most other attending dealers, they had an extremely broad range of merchandise to cater for nearly all tastes and they made sure that their policy of treating their fellow T.N.S. members "right" was forthcoming - and, as a magpie collector, I appreciated their quiet consideration as I scoured their tables for my various bargains.

 

 

 

 

Another familiar local face was Stephen Cole of Salamanca Rare Coins and, as usual, he also had quite a few very affordable bargains for yours truly. Stephen is also a T.N.S. member of long standing and is always delighted to meet fellow members.

Regretfully, the old bogie of Tasmania's isolation and cost of getting here obviously weighed heavily on some of the scheduled dealers who backed out once again and decided to head for greener pastures closer to their mainland homes.

Whilst the number of mainland dealers present fell far short of the 40 originally touted as being on the way, it was an interesting experience for those local collectors who had their first opportunity to get to grips with these people they knew by name only.

Thanks go to those whom I have already mentioned as well as Prospect Stamps & Coins, JPW Coins, Hamilton for Stamps, eBay Australia & New Zealand, Sherwood Commemoratives P/L, Shields Stamps & Coins, Pacific Rim Coins, Coin Dealers International, Downie's, and S & T Coins & Militaria who took the plunge and made the trip.

I hope that it was worthwhile for these ANDA members and that we may look forward to another visit in due course.

 

No doubt some lessons were learnt by the public and dealers alike from the ANDA Show.

Too much unsuitable merchandise - or too high an asking price - for local conditions can always dampen enthusiasm to some extent and some dealers may need to do a little extra homework in this area before outlaying the considerable expense that is involved in getting a show such as this on the road.

Some members of the collecting public have a built-in conception that visiting interstate dealers expect numismatists to buy or sell anything on offer. However, the public should also be tolerant and never get expectations too high - most dealers are trying their best to cater for ALL tastes not just only yours. They NEED these shows to be successful - and don't go to the considerable expense of carting around, or buying, merchandise they are not going to have a 'snowball's chance' of selling for a little profit.

The majority of dealers are full-time businessmen who have fortunes tied up in stock and they have a lot more to lose that the relatively few dollars we may outlay once every few years so, if you have a positive suggestion - or even a legitimate criticism - politely let them know so that they are aware that there is room for change or improvement and that you want to help them to help you!

We collectors also NEED these shows to be successful - and this is one way that we will encourage additional visits from more members of quality numismatic organisations like ANDA.

 

MEMBERS MAGAZINE.

Articles published in this segment are eligible for the current Editor’s personal Award. The winner will be selected and advised in November and, after any necessary consultation, the name will be announced in the December or early January newsletter. It remains the Editor's choice to make this personal Award which is open to 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society' members, sister club members, members of other numismatic clubs and individuals with whom the Editor has an affiliation by way of previous voluntary literary contributions.

The Award features a National and International category which takes the form of a Certificate and, either, a T.N.S. membership subscription (with all rights) for the following year, or, the Editor's choice of a  numismatic item of equivalent value to an annual subscription of the "Tasmanian Numismatic Society. The manner of the Award can be determined by the winning contributor.

 

AN INTERESTING COMPARISON.

With the recent release of the new one-year only issue A$5.00 polymer note, featuring Sir Henry Parkes (1815 - 1896) and Catherine Helen Spence (1825 - 1910) to celebrate the Centenary of Federation in Australia (refer - Tasmanian Numismatist' - Internet Edition, Jan. 2001), it is interesting to draw a conclusion on the possible investment value of this note and the Sacagewea dollar of the U.S.A.

Both items have been hoarded by the public (with just a little encouragement from the dealers and issuers who would like to earn an extra dollar or two) and this has created an artificial shortage that eventually must redress itself - like the outgoing tide it will always come back again.

The following article "SHOULD YOU SAVE THOSE 'Sac' DOLLARS" has been supplied courtesy of the author, Mike Nourse of the Anchorage Coin Club - our Alaskan sister club - and was published in the February issue of the club's prize winning magazine 'ACCENT' which can be viewed on the Internet at:-  http://www.alaska.net/~nakata/coin_club.htm

Whilst the situation is a little different with our Centenary of Federation 'Fiver', Australian collectors will want to read what Mike Nourse has to say about the American phenomenon that has occurred now that it appears the public reluctance to accept the small sized modern U.S$1.00 coin has finally been overcome. The previous disastrous (copper-nickel covered copper) Susan B. Anthony Dollar releases between 1979 - 1981 have now apparently been absorbed by the American public - and the bitter and costly lessons were heeded by the powers-that-be at the U.S. Mint.

In 1999, another final issue of the Susan B. Anthony dollar was released by the Denver Mint, possibly to gauge changing public opinion and pave the way, for the winning entry from a national competition, for the best design for a $1.00 coin which was to be put into production in 2000.  An extensive education campaign - the far more attractive design that featured the Native American woman,  Sacagawea, and the story line that went along with it  - seems to have eased the U.S. public into a grudging realisation that the concept of the small dollar coin is here to stay. Even the choice of a 'gold' coin had a psychological impact in the decision making process.

We all learn from our mistakes and, as 'educated' numismatists from all over the world, we will be able to relate to Mike's conclusions with our own examples - of that we are sure!

 

SHOULD YOU SAVE THOSE 'Sac' DOLLARS?”

An Article by Mike Nourse (A.C.C. Member # 94) published in ACCENT the newsletter of the Anchorage Coin Club.

 

Why on earth should I spend my nice new Sacagawea dollars? Look how rare they are! I can not even get a single one at the bank! And look how much the US Mint and the large national dealers are selling them for! By late next year, I should be able to sell my 40 BU rolls of Sac dollars and buy a vacation condo on the beach in Rio with enough left over to send the kids through college.

Not very likely!

You really do not want to quit your day job and put the retirement fund in Sac dollars. In the last two years there has been a great deal of interest in modern coinage issues. It is a safe bet that this is the result of finally getting some new coins in circulation in the form of the state quarter program and the new golden Sacagawea dollars. Many new people are entering the hobby and they seem to be starting their collections with these new coin issues.

We all know that price is a function of supply and demand.

In the case of the state quarters, the supply is absolutely enormous but the demand is also enormous. A little bit of speculation came in and drove the price of the first few state quarter issues up as high as $75 for a $10 face value roll. When the price stopped going up, some people started dumping their rolls on the market sending the prices down to $50 or less. Are they going to continue dropping? I think so. The demand seems to have stabilized and supply on the market is increasing as more people cash out to preserve their profit.

 

How does this relate to the Sacagawea dollars?

Again, we have to look at supply and demand. Supply is easy to quantify. At this time, the Mint has reported that a total of  1.12 billion 2000 dated Sac dollars have been produced. About 65 percent of that total is from the Philadelphia Mint and the remainder came from Denver (we are just looking at circulation strikes).

No matter how you slice it, the production number is immense! You don’t think so? Well, for comparison, the entire mintage of all Morgan and Peace dollars over the course of 58 years and five mints amounted to a grand total of 847 million coins struck. This is 273 million less than the one year mintage of Sac dollars so far.

Now that we know that supply is huge, in order to get a significant price increase we will need demand to be even larger. So is the demand larger than the supply? While demand certainly is huge, it does not appear to be larger than the supply.

Because this is not just a one year issue (or just a ten week issue as in the case of the state quarters) people seem to be willing to wait to get these coins at the bank for face value. Therefore, at this time, Sac dollars do not command any premium other than the normal dealer mark-up needed to cover expenses and make a little profit.

There are no dealers advertising in the back of the weekly coin publications to purchase Sac dollars at any premium above face value.

What will happen next to the price of 2000 dated Sacagawea dollars next year when you can no longer get them at the bank?

My guess is….not much. The premium that dealers charge may increase slightly and you may even see an ad or two looking to buy them at a very slight premium above face value. But the price will not skyrocket. The supply of 1.12 billion coins is simply too huge. And remember that most people in the non-collecting public do not really care whether the shiny new golden dollar they give to the grandkids is dated 2000 or 2001 or whatever. There is one more large difference between the state quarters and the Sac dollars that allowed the quarters to achieve a healthy premium above face value while the dollars are not likely to be valued substantially above face value for quite some time into the future. That difference is cardboard! Say what? Yes, cardboard, in the form of inexpensive folders that have been produced in staggering quantities to house collections of the 50 state quarters. Because of the multitude of different designs and the frequency which they are issued (a new one every ten weeks) it has become incredibly popular to try and get one coin from each state, and the folders (or sometimes maps) are issued to house the coins. Folders do exist for Sac dollars but - with only two coins so far, a P and D, - it does not make the most impressive display at this time. Another difference is that there is a defined end to the state quarter program in the year 2008 with 50 designs while there is no way of knowing how long the dollars will be made. The quarter program may be extended slightly but it will not go on forever. If you have any doubt about this, just ask you local dealer how many state quarter folders have been sold, and how difficult the folders were to get last year when they could not be produced fast enough.

So, back to our original question: Should you save your Sac dollars or spend them?

Well, we are coin collectors, and as such we should certainly save whatever we need for our collection. Usually at a minimum this means one each of the Philadelphia and Denver issues. Many of you are building roll sets of coins, and by all means put aside a roll of each. But those 40 rolls? My advice is to spend them and watch the different reactions you get from the store clerks. All of the evidence points to no significant price increase in the near future. But the evidence could be wrongMike Nourse.

 

...... AND THE CONCLUSION?

Mike advocates - and it is a sensible philosophy with which we must agree - that all numismatists should put aside a few pristine examples (in our case the one year issue Australian Centenary of Federation 'Fivers') for our personal collections and then get on with using the rest for what they were designed for - to SPEND!

 

WHO WAS SACAGAWEA?

 Sacagawea (sometimes spelt Sacajawea or Sakakawea) was a Lemhi-Shonone, Indian born c.1787 in Idaho.

In 1800, still at about 12 years of age, she was captured by the Hidatsa Crow Indian tribe, who were camped near another tribe, called the Mandan, near the mouth of the Knife River in North Dakota. A French Canadian trapper and fur trader, Toussaint Charbonneau, who was living with the Mandan, saw the 14 y.o. Sacagawea, bought her and married her in Indian custom- to be his chattel - as he was already legally married at that time.

When explorers Merewether Lewis (1774 - 1809) and William Clark (1770 - 1838) eventually arrived at the Knife River, at the icy start of the plains winter, and built Fort Mandan as a cold -weather quarters, they used Charbonneau as an interpreter and asked him to accompany them and their 26 men, in their two pirogues and six dug-out canoes, on their trip into the unknown, when the weather permitted in early April.

The ultimate goal of the expedition was to find a way across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast.
At that time Sacagawea, now 17 y.o., was heavily pregnant and Lewis recorded the birth of her baby son on February 11th. 1805 in his diary,
"Sacajawea gave birth to a boy with the aid of a rattlesnake’s rattle - two rings of it (administered) to the woman... broken into small pieces...she had not taken it more than ten minutes before she brought forth."

On April 7th.1805, the troublesome Charbonneau (who was reportedly lazy and always complaining), and Sacagawea, with their baby son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau - nicknamed Pomp (or Pompey) by Clark - strapped to her back, set off westwards towards the Pacific Ocean on one of the greatest overland expeditions ever, and it soon became obvious to Lewis and Clark that it was not Charbonneau - but his wife -who was going to be invaluable.

The knowledge that Sacagawea had accumulated - her language skills, her ability to tell them about landmarks and eventually her diplomacy, when she reached her Shoshone homeland, was that little edge that made all the difference. After many hardships the expedition reached the Pacific Ocean and most of this good fortune can be attributed to Sacagawea’s presence and guidance through the area she knew best - her own country!

Little is known of Sacagawea once she disappeared from the recorded pages of the expedition’s history but it is thought that she probably accompanied her husband back into Missouri when the expedition returned to St. Louis on 23 September 1806 and it is believed, by most historians, that Sacagawea died in late 1812 from childbirth or putrid fever at Fort Manuel on the Missouri River. Another report puts her date of death much later, in 1884, on a reservation in Wyoming but, whatever the case, she will now live on as one of the few non-allegorical women depicted on the circulating coinage of the U.S.A.

Prior to her leaving for Missouri and ,after some persuasion by William Clark, Sacagawea's infant son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, 'Pomp', remained in St. Louis to be cared for and educated by Clark.

   

As no actual image has been handed down of Sacagawea, an idealised portrait by Glenna Goodacre of New Mexico - with Native American Randy L'Teton of Fort Hall, Idaho as the model  - was chosen for the new $1.00 coin.

The simple depiction ideally - and thoughtfully - represents the attributes of the young woman who contributed so much to the opening up of a huge part of the North American continent.

 

Main References:-

Story of the Great American West. - Compiled by Reader’s Digest. 1977.

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of the Old West. - Compiled by Peter Newark. 1980.

The Story Behind the Story. - Excepts from an article by Graeme Petterwood - Tasmanian Numismatist, September 1998.

"VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE."

As many Australian readers are aware, Mostyn Arthur Byrnes is the author of the specialised and very limited edition - "A Search for Varieties on Australian Pre-Decimal coins 1910 - 1964  1/2d to 5/- " , an extremely long-overdue update on Australian pre-decimal coinage varieties, which was released last year. He also writes articles regularly for the 'Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine'.

The term 'variety' is broadly defined as being a 'variation from the norm' and - in numismatics - it is considered by many collectors to even encompass some mint errors. Coins showing similar evidence of a cracked die, for instance, that have been issued for circulation in multiples, therefore must fulfil one of the accepted definitions of the word 'variety' because they are not unique error items.

The book was a self-published effort by the author, who used the large easy to read A4 format and opted for descriptive graphics instead of the usual  photographic illustrations which he considered did not give sufficient detail for the smaller and harder to identify varieties.

Mos says it proved to be a very costly exercise which he cannot afford to repeat, but it was something he felt strongly about and which he considered he had built up enough information over the years to put something definite on paper - so he went ahead with the production in an effort to redress the lack of current knowledge about bronze varieties of the era from Federation until Decimalisation.

There are no plans to run a second or subsequent editions of the existing book which has now sold out.

Mos tells me that he started to accumulate varieties, basically for his own collecting interest, years ago when he was still in business in Sydney, Australia and trading as 'COSMOS COLLECTIBLES'.

Whilst Mos' expertise is mainly centred around pre-decimal bronze and silver coinage, he is finding that many instances of decimal bronze varieties are being made known to him of late. 

 

I had the opportunity to have an interesting telephone chat with the author, one evening in late February, about all variety of things - pardon the pun - but mainly about the 1968 Australian 2 Cent coin reported without the designer's initials S D (Stuart Devlin) between the front and back foot of the Frilled Lizard. This particular variety was mentioned in our last Internet Edition newsletter and - according to international correspondent, Mr. Jerry Himelfarb - it has supposedly been confirmed by the American Coin Grading Service and Spinks.

Mr Himelfarb also stated that several more of these coins have been reported besides the example he says he had personally sighted and examined. Mos told me that he has not, however, had an example of the "initial-less" 1968 2 Cent cross his path - at this time.

Mos advises caution in inspection and then drawing incorrect conclusions about decimal bronze varieties - particularly those that have also had a chance to age a little 'ungracefully' over the last 35 years - as many examples of soft-strikes and filled dies are becoming evident.

It appears that Mos' efforts have awakened the sleeping tiger and it has become apparent over the last 12 months that varieties of all types have received a tremendous boost in interest - not only in our past or present circulating coinage but right across the numismatic spectrum.

 

Just after the advent of decimal coinage in this country in 1966, the public interest in numismatics - particularly the older Australian pre-decimal bronze coinage - surged until it reached boiling point.

Like other speculative market driven enterprises the investment side of the hobby then overheated and nearly evaporated.

Eventually a sort of balance was struck and the more 'common' pre-decimal coinage was placed on the back-burner to simmer along.

This was a finger burning time for some investor collectors and dealers alike who thought the inflated pre-decimal market would last forever.

One section that seemed to disappear into the steam, was the interest in penny and half-penny varieties which had originally enjoyed a  broad following up until that point. The reason appears to have been that, with the rapid withdrawal of the bronze Imperial coinage, the probability of being able to put together a meaningful collection had vanished as well. With the exception of the more spectacular examples the market prices plummeted, catalogues dropped the varieties sections and, without first-hand knowledge available, eventually only a few 'diehard' variety collectors even bothered to look for the little differences that make our hobby a thing of discovery.

We now know that there are still literally tonnes of bronze coins hoarded away even though many more tonnes are gradually disappearing into the melting pots. With each handful of coins that go this way it means that those that are left become just a fractionally more valuable to numismatists and, if there is something a little special about a coin, it must increase that value and interest even more.

 

Some varieties are so obvious it is a wonder that they have remained out there for so long without comment.

Australian pre-decimal bronze coinage was first issued in 1911 and continued until 1964 when it was replaced with the now withdrawn 1 and 2 Cent coins in 1966. A total of 90 years has now elapsed and we no longer have a bronze - or silver - circulating coin but numismatists are now dragging out their collections again and pulling out their magnifying glass when they rustle through market scratch-boxes and accumulations that come their way. It appears that our old bronze coinage is a very rich field to scour as far as varieties are concerned.

Since Mos' book was published, the author says that there has been a rapid progression in this area of the hobby and many additional examples of confirmed pre-decimal varieties have emerged - some quite amazing items have turned up for his attention.

If you wish to contact Mos with information or inquiries about pre-decimal varieties or mint errors please write direct to:-

Mr. Mos Byrnes.

P. O. Box 188.

North Ryde. 1670.

N.S.W. Australia. 

 

JERRY'S BOOK REVIEWS.

Welcome again to our Canadian T.N.S. member #112, Jerry Remick, who has supplied us with his next four reviews for 2001.

Jerry has been the winner, or co-winner, of the 1999, 2000 and the 2001 Tasmanian Numismatist Editor's (International) Award for Newsletter Contributions published during the previous year.

As mentioned previously, Jerry means to continue as he has done over the last few years (30 plus) - and for that we again thank him!

To quote Jerry's brief accompanying letter to me in regard to the 3 books and a  journal that he has reviewed:

"The book on Ancient counterfeit coins is terrific! A flood of good photos and interesting text by an expert. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any club Library ..... The next Krause catalogue of Gold coins is of course exhaustively researched as their catalogues always are and it is worth the money as usual.....  If you would like to 'trade' banknotes with anyone in Latin America it is highly recommended you look at the informative and quite extensive journal put out by the Latin American Paper Money Society - it's very interesting as well.....  In regard to the brief review on the South African Paper Money book all I can say is that it is very expensive - but it is out there for specialised collectors who are heavily involved with paper money from this area!"

 

"CLASSICAL DECEPTION:

COUNTERFEITS, FORGERIES AND REPRODUCTIONS OF ANCIENT COINS."

This book by Wayne G. Sayles was published early in February, 2001 through Krause Publications. (See note below).

Wayne Sayles has more than 30 years of collecting experience and has carried out extensive research on fakes and reproductions of ancient coins and he is author of the acclaimed "Ancient Coin Collecting." series of books.

This new 208 page hardcover book is printed on approx. 15cm. x 23 cm pages and it contains more than 500 detailed photos to help differentiate authentic coins from fakes. The book provides a candid and objective look at the history of falsifying ancient coins and the author has covered manufacturing techniques, collector response to the problem, and tools and methods for detecting fakes. The book also includes short biographies and profiles on the various more famous forgers and the 'schools' of, and centres of, forgeries. Extensive bibliographies are scattered through the book as aids for further study. The arrangement of the book is in chronological order, starting with those forgeries actually produced in ancient times and then working through to the 'tourist' fakes of today. The 10 Chapters, besides educating the reader on the basic facts about ancient and contemporary counterfeits, also covers the Renaissance era; 20th Century fakes, replicas and reproductions; methods of analysis and detection and closes with a profusely illustrated catalogue of 70 pages of previously unpublished work of reproduction artist, Peter Rosa (1926 - 1990).

 

"STANDARD CATALOG OF WORLD GOLD COINS (4TH. EDITION) 1601 - 2000."

The 4th. Edition of 'Standard Catalog of World Gold Coins' by Chester L. Krause and Clifford Mishler ,with Colin R Bruce II as Senior Editor, was released on February 1st. 2001.

The 1104 page hardcover book is about 5cm. thick and is printed on approx. 21cm. x 28 cm. pages and contains more than 18,000 photographic illustrations. The new edition covers world gold coinage from 1601 - 2000, of course, plus it also includes those other precious coin issues made from palladium and platinum - in fact a total of 20,000 items are listed. Each item is listed by date with any mintmark listed, actual weights of precious metal in each coin is stipulated and current values are shown in up to 4 grades of preservation and both obverse and reverse of type coins are photo-illustrated. Besides the standard circulation issues, the catalogue also lists Proof sets, specimen sets, mint sets,  piedforts (double thickness planchets), essais (trial pieces) and patterns.

As usual with any major Krause numismatic publication the catalogue provides an index map and a brief geographical and historical text of the country as well as a list of rulers, monetary system, mintmarks and method of dating if applicable. The Introduction of over 40 pages include 13 or so charts and tables covering grading, terminology, foreign numeric tables, exchange rates, an instant identifier, a Hejira date converter, Eastern mint names - plus a wealth of other information even including an explanation of Legend abbreviations.

The expertise of over 200 dealers, scholars, and collectors have contributed to this 4th. edition.

All local inquiries should be made to your local Krause agent in the first instance. However, if these catalogues are currently unavailable, the two books reviewed can be ordered direct from:

Krause Publications.

Book Dept. PR01.

P.O. Box 5009, Iola.

Wisconsin. 54945 - 5009

U.S.A. 

Ph: (715) 445-2214. (Most major international credit cards accepted.)

 

LATIN AMERICAN PAPER MONEY SOCIETY - JOURNAL.

The Latin American Paper Money Society has a membership exceeding 400 from over 63 countries and many are anxious to trade or sell notes  to other members. Each December a 'Directory Issue' is published detailing the member-collector's name, contact address and interest.

However, these individual listings are only included on a voluntary basis and those members who desire to remain anonymous are at liberty to do so. The current Directory also includes a 13 page list of classified ads. from members and it covers segments:

Wanted to Buy, Items For Sale, Notes Wanted or Available for Trade.

The Society's Journal, which often includes a postal auction list, usually consists of about 50 pages (size 14 cm. x 22 cm.) and is well illustrated and is issued three times a year. as its name proclaims it  is limited to articles on existing notes of Latin American countries and new issues.

The Editor, Arthur ('Art') C. Matz, is a man of many talents - besides being the  founder, he is current president, secretary- treasurer of the Latin American Paper Money Society (also known as LANSA).

For those who are interested in Latin American currency and wish to subscribe should probably start with the Directory Issue (by request only), the dues to LANSA within the U.S. are US$8.00 p.a. International inquiries are welcome and should be directed to:

Arthur C. Matz.

3304 Milford Mill Road,

Baltimore, Maryland. 21244.

U.S.A.

 

"THE PAPER MONEY of the SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK 1921 - 2000

and SOUTH WEST AFRICA and NAMIBIA 1914 - 2000."

The first edition of this book on South African and Namibian paper money was published by Julian Papenfus in late 2000.

The 253 page (21cm. x 31cm.) catalogue is bound with a hard green cover and embossed with gold lettering.

It is the result of 12 years research and 45 years of paper money collecting by the author. It is a highly specialised and prestigious book aimed at the higher end of the numismatic market and retails at US$215 incl. airfreight post-paid to any destination in the world.

It contains 443 full colour photographs (approx 9.5 cm x 17.5 cm in size) and catalogues all banknotes, specimens and rarities from the South African Reserve Bank and from the areas of South West Africa and Namibia which were issued during the times mentioned in the book's title. All the recent trading prices are quoted in US Dollars.

Those interested in direct ordering should obtain details by contacting:

Julian Papenfus

P.O.Box 62,

Bethlehem. 9700.

South Africa.

 

INTERNET NEWS.

Please note that the 'Tasmanian Numismatist (Internet Edition) provides names, addresses and other details of commercial organisations and/or individuals,  that are mentioned in our correspondents' articles or reviews, for our reader's information purposes only. It does not necessarily mean that the 'Tasmanian Numismatist'  endorses those or any other organisations, individuals or products mentioned therein. Readers are reminded that any consequent dealings between correspondents is of a private nature and we take no responsibility for disagreements between parties.

 

LITHUANIA.

Regular trader, Bronius Juozaitis of Lithuania has forwarded another short list of 6 only early Russian Siberian Kopeck coins of various denominations for sale under current catalogue value. Bronius uses the Krause-Mishler 'Standard Catalog of World Coins - 18th Century Edition' as his main  reference. As usual, if any of our readers are interested in obtaining more information he can be contacted direct at: bronjuoz@takis.lt

 

ARGENTINA.

Hello, my name is Pablo Salguero, I live in Argentina and I wanted to know if you wanted to exchange some coins with me.

I have a great quantity of Argentinean coins from 1945 until today. If you are interested please write to this address:
salguero_pablo@hotmail.com


AUSTRALIA.

CHANGE OF EMAIL ADDRESS. - Please note we have been advised by  fine medal-makers TASMEDALS of Hobart that, whilst their office and showroom postal, phone and location addresses remain the same, they have now changed their two email contact addresses.

Trade Enquiries.

TASMEDALS,

8 Orana Place, Taroona. 7053.

Tasmania, Australia.                                                                                                                                                                               

Ph: (02) 6227 8825 (Office) - (02) 6231 5281 (Showroom)

Email: tasmedals@our.net.au  and rogermcneice@our.net.au

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

The following email was recently received from the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' Editor's Award winning correspondent for 2000, Dominic Labbé, from the 'Association des Numismate Francophones du Canada'- (ANFC).

"In the middle of the snow storm, a little ray of light appeared to us. At 9.19 PM on March 5th 2001, Amélya Piché Labbé was born.

The newest member of our family weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and her height is 21 inches.

Both the baby and the mother are going very well after a long day. - Dominic & Co."

The email, with a photo attachment, was logged in a just a few hours after the birth so Dominic was right on the ball letting us know!

At the time the photo was taken, Amélya  was all of 13 minutes old.


The 'Tasmanian Numismatist' offers Dominic and Fanny our very warmest congratulations at the birth of their lovely daughter, Amélya, and our best wishes for their future!!

 

TASMANIAN NUMISMATIST.

v      The ‘Tasmanian Numismatist’ newsletter is the only official newsletter of the ‘Tasmanian Numismatic Society Inc. ’and it is published periodically and distributed by post, or hand delivered, directly to members of the Tasmanian Numismatic Society Inc. and selected associates and institutions.

Any literary contributions or relevant and constructive comments regarding numismatics are always welcome and can be sent to the T.N.S. or directed to:

The Editor,

Tasmanian Numismatist.

P.O. Box 10,

Ravenswood. 7250. Tasmania.

Australia.

INTERNET EDITION.

v      The ‘Tasmanian Numismatist’ (Internet Edition) has been provided with space on this privately maintained Internet site and is currently presented on a monthly basis by the member-provider with the aim of promoting the hobby of numismatics in an entertaining and enjoyable way to other national and international readers who may be interested.  All matters pertaining to the T.N.S. are re-published with the permission of the current Executive Committee of the  ‘Tasmanian Numismatic Society Inc.’ and the T.N. (Internet Edition) abides by the same basic guidelines suggested for the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' newsletter.

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TASMANIAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY INC.

 Our members meet at 8.00 p.m. on the 2nd. Thursday of each month (except January) in our social room:

The Masonic Club,

181 Macquarie St., Hobart.

Tasmania.                                                          Visitors are always welcome!

Anyone who wishes to apply for membership to our non-profit making organisation, and who is prepared to abide by the rules of the Society and its aim of promoting the study and enjoyment of the hobby of numismatics, should contact the following address for an application form and details of subscriptions: 

The Secretary,

Tasmanian Numismatic Society, Inc.

G. P.O. Box  884J.

Hobart. Tasmania. 7001.

Australia.