‘NUMISNET WORLD’


Volume 21 Issue 9       Formerly published as the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' - Internet Edition' (Est. 1996)    September  2016


'NUMISNET WORLD'

INTERNET EDITION

Edited by Graeme Petterwood. © 2016.

COPYRIGHT.

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Krause-Mishler (KM) Standard and Specialized World Catalogs (also including 'Pick' banknote numbers) - and McDonald and/or Renniks Australian catalogue numbers - are used where applicable.

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+ IN MEMORIAM +

 

 

 

NEW YORK CITY

 

 

 SEPTEMBER 11th. 2001

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In mid-August 2016, I watched a TV-documentary entitled '102 Minutes That Shook the World' - that presented an on-the-spot retro-view of the World Trade Center terrorist disaster of 2001, that was mainly captured on the mobile phones of people in close proximity to the two towers during, and after the initial attacks - the tragic aftermath as the iconic towers in New York City collapsed in on themselves..

One thing that became morbidly obvious, in this TV-retrospect, was that some members of the public were so naively obsessed, with watching this murderous event unfold, that they risked become victims - or, unintentionally, hindered others trying to do their duty.

 

The 'Numisnet World' renews its annual expression of profound sympathy to all the families of those thousands of innocents who were lost in New York and Washington on that day - September 11th 2001 - during the diabolical and fanatical outrages that occurred, as well as those hundreds of men, women and children who perished as a result of the hijackers actions on board the airliners that were used to perpetrate these crimes against humanity in New York and elsewhere. 

To the bereaved families of the frontline troops - the fire services and police department personnel - who did their duty and put their very lives on the line to try and save thousands of their fellow citizens - we also especially commend our thoughts and prayers.

We still weep with the families of those men and women who fought to save the toll being so much higher - we know they did not die in vain.

 

Terrorism will never prevail while the free world has heroes, such as these, who were prepared to defend

 

 it with everything they had - even their lives!

 

Pic. from Wikipedia - dated March 2001.

                                                                 

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'ANOTHER BLAST FROM THE PAST!'

29 SEPTEMBER 2007

 

"BENT, BRUISED - and BROKEN"

Unfortunately, in this instance I am not referring to an old numismatic object - but, rather, to a rather creaky old numismatist of sorts. The Editor of this newsletter once fell foul of a very hard bitumen pavement that left him 'bent, bruised  - and broken'!

The original report was as brief as this sore old rambler could make it at that time - and, if you are too squeamish about blood, whistle and put your fingers in your ears as you read this version!

Numismatists are People, too!

 

Well friends, it was AFL Grand Final day, Saturday, September 29, 2007 and I was heading out  to have a couple of drinks with two old Army buddies that morning at 11.00a.m. and I had decided to stop at a major-name supermarket to get a few 'munchey' items - and, then, things went drastically wrong.
I spotted what appeared to be an old paper $10 note, caught by the wind, flying along the road in front of me - it stopped a short distance away and, after I found a spot to pull-over and cross the busy street, I quickly walked to it and reached down to pick it up.

I even had enough time to get a really good look at it.... however, just then, another gust of wind lifted it and swirled it further down the street into a gutter - I hurried after it and made a quick snatch at it before it escaped completely - unfortunately, I over-reached and did a delicate off-balance trip followed by a running, graceful, dying swan-dive face-first onto the bitumen pavement  - and then spent a restful 5 hours in hospital ER.

I tell you I felt 'all shook up' but not in any pain - at that stage.

The stares of the gathering crowd alerted me to the fact that my injury must be worse than I felt.

My first thoughts -  "Forget about the few Scotches -. Bugger!" - as I tried to pick myself up.

A young couple with a baby helped me up, supplied a great handful of baby wipes for the blood pouring out of me, sat me on a wall with my nose pinched and called the ambulance on my cell phone. I hope that my 'thank you!' mumbles to those Good Samaritans were clear enough!

The paramedics diagnosis - a broken nose, lip and inside mouth lacerations, lots of facial abrasions, mild whiplash, bruised knees, scraped palms - and shock was setting in. At least I got a free ride to the hospital, and the ambulance siren was on when it arrived to pick me up.

My 15 minutes of Fame had arrived!

                                                                                              

Initially, I had a small 'nasal tampon' inserted up my left nose, stitches inside my mouth, and ended up with a swollen face that looked like a grimacing gorilla -  and the inches of skin I had left back on the footpath were very noticeable by their absence. My glasses, which had jarred off when I hit the ground, never sustained a scratch - but I wasn't quite as lucky. The two blackened circles under my eyes appeared a day or so later.

To add a little insult to a lot of injury - I was told that a male pedestrian going by had picked up the $10 from further along the street, and kept going, as I lay sprawled and losing lots of the essential claret..

I didn't see him, perhaps he didn't see me - and, to be truthful, I didn't really care at that time. It takes all sorts doesn't it!

However, the story achieved local legend status fairly quickly - the banknote collector who hadn't collected! 

I became known as 'The Ten Dollar Man' in the ER and I found out later that even nurses who weren't on duty that morning had learnt of my mishap.

If I wasn't so sore I would have laughed too! - and,  I'll never look at 'Funniest Home Videos', on TV, in exactly the same way again!

Regrettably, that wasn't the end of the story.

                                                                                      

As I am taking a high dose of blood-thinning Warfarin, and Aspirin for my heart problems, it was virtually a foregone conclusion that I would start to haemorrhage on Tuesday night and have to rush back to the Emergency Room (ER) bleeding like a stuck pig.

As the office staff don't like people squirting blood in their waiting area, I got straight in. A big male nurse, who applied a vice-like pinch grip on my broken nose for what seemed like an hour, was nearly worse than the complaint - nearly! Nice fella!

This time, I had two rather larger nasal plugs (middle finger size) inserted - it made it hard to breathe, but things stabilized and I didn't bleed to death.                                                                                                                        

A couple of days later and the sticky stuff was still slowly oozing - so it was back to the ER - this time a visiting doctor from Iowa gave me a work-over - you'd be surprised how far up a nose a doctor can get -  and he cauterized nearly everything. He also said - with a careful choice of words -  that I had lost a 'not insignificant' amount of gore - and, if further trouble occurred, it may mean a 'not minor' procedure that would be complicated by my high Warfarin and Aspirin dosages...

"Come back in 3 days for a review!" says he. "The specialists would prefer not to operate up near your eyes."

 

      

These cell-phone photos, taken by my daughter, are painful memory jabbers.

At that stage, after dual nasal plug removals, I thought I wasn't looking too bad - that was my best 'Mona Lisa' smile.

 

Nearly 4 days later - after the 4 hour obligatory waiting-room wait - I was ushered into the small ER theatre and two doctors whom I had never seen previously, started poking around. They were very learned and sage-like, reading my notes and talking amongst themselves about my medication levels and possible surgery etc. as if I wasn't there.

Don't you just hate that!

After about 15 minutes they left, and shortly afterwards, in walked two young gents in full surgical gear and introduced themselves as the resident nose, ear and throat specialists - they had decided to see me before going to perform other major surgery in the hospital proper.   (Whew!! They hadn't come to get me!)

However, they spoke directly with me and told me the options if the bleeding didn't stop after the nasal plug was removed.

Another interesting few minutes as the engorged plug was removed and examined intently - a bit like a mining drill core.

Then the suction machine did its thing and the decision was rapidly made that I must have another undiscovered wound in the nasal cavity and not further up in the 'danger-zone'.. 

A small bright light was shone up the nose, some super-sized spreaders used - "some bitter stuff" (the specialist's words) squirted up my nostril and then another chemical cauterization or two. Success!! 

                                                                                                                                     

The swift outcome with the specialists meant that I was given the OK to leave virtually immediately - with careful instructions about how to treat such a delicate thing as a nose for the next few days or so.

I was given a hurriedly written script for antibiotic ointment to be picked up from the Hospital pharmacy.

At this time. I was almost ready to run - but could still only manage a limp.

Did you think that was the end of the story? Not quite!                                                                                                                                            

While I was waiting, physically exhausted, with my eldest daughter in the pharmacy area, a great amount of hustle and bustle was going on at the Hospital front entry - and you'll never guess who bowled in so I'll tell you.

The former Prime Minister of Australia, Mr. John Howard - at the time, in full pre-election mode, with the local candidate in tow - as well as scads of media personnel with TV camera in tow..

Of course, he had to come straight down the corridor, in my direction.

He caught my eye, strode over - shook my hand (a good strong handshake) and asked a few polite questions (he looked me straight in the eye and actually seemed concerned) - as the cameras popped and the TV cameras whirred beside me.

I explained my situation, in a lot less words that I have used here - and he made the appropriate "That was an expensive $10 - was it worth it?"  comment, softly belly-laughed - in a kind way - and surged on his way with his entourage.

The author and the Prime Minister, Mr. John Howard

Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) National TV News picture Oct. 8, 2007.

(Courtesy of a good friend from Cairns, Queensland.)

Someone, who knows me, mentioned I was seen on the national ABC TV News that evening.......... I didn't see anything, I was sound asleep!

Think that's the end? Not quite!

In the meantime, the Laws of Co-incidence had come into play!

                                                                     

You may remember that $10 note that started all this trouble - it was an old paper Commonwealth of Australia note, that is why I had been anxious to retrieve it.

On the Monday, following my trip, I received a phone call from my youngest daughter, who works at the small local suburban supermarket, to advise me that her boss, who knows I collect (I usually pay him face value for any foreign  'shrapnel' that gets into his tills), had taken a paper $10 note in payment the morning of my accident and was holding it for me, if I wanted it.

He didn't know the facts of my accident of course - at that time.

As Australia has been using Polymer plastic currency for 14 years, the old paper stuff is now very rarely seen, and - as the local supermarket is on the walking route to the residential area - 

Well, it's a good theory - and I'll stick with it........it certainly looked like the one that caused all the trouble - even to the dirty marks!

I have had to draw the conclusion that it was highly probably that this was the miscreant note.

By the time I returned to the hospital on that last day, I had the note safely tucked in my wallet, so, as I left the ER, I waved the perfidious paper piece to those of the wonderful nursing staff who I had learned to recognise - and they all gave me broad smiles of acknowledgment, and a few cheeky remarks. God Bless Them!

 

THE $10.00 note!

Just for your interest it is a 1967 Coombs - Randall  signature combination in (a)Fine condition with several extremely minute 'pinholes' near the number 7 in the serial number and a barely noticeable 1mm edge tear on the bottom of the note in a vertical line with the 'a' of  'and ' in the Legal Tender text.

It is certainly not a real treasure, and - the Prime Minister was right - it was certainly not worth a broken nose - but what an after-dinner story!

All the same - if there's a next time, I'll race downwind and wait for the money to come to me!

 

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BASIC, BETTER - BEST?

.... and a Warning!

 

This newsletter is not meant to be a literary version of a 'Roadshow' of Antiquities - but, it does occasionally  feature various numismatic bits 'n' pieces from all over the world in various stages of aging - and, in quality.

Like the TV shows about old and quirky stuff that fascinates so many of us - we are sometimes enlightened by the comments made! We all know that, under normal circumstances, the experts state that Quality equals Value - and we all want to acquire the Best we can afford!.

Occasionally, as coin gatherers we are placed in a financial quandary as we consider those leading questions - which is basic - which is better - and... which is best!  In fact - what is it? - and ... is it even real!?

 

The Grading of Coins and Banknotes and various items of exonumia has been discussed in previous issues of our newsletter and most of our readers have learned the basics by now. However, keep learning!

The crispness of the item in comparison to its age is always a compelling benchmark to a new collector when a purchase is considered, of course... but, as pointed out on those famous TV shows - it is not everything!

 

In recent years, we have been inundated with thousands of 'made-to-deceive' coin copies that appear to be bargains - until you have a chance to peruse them carefully.

Some of these items can even defy some experts for a short time - let alone relatively naive amateurs like many of us. So, do not act hastily - no matter how much pressure is applied to close a deal ....be aware! 

If it sounds too good to be true - it probably isn't!

 

Replica Chinese Provincial Coin - made in C.N - not Silver

in the style of Krause #145a.12

(enlarged for clarity)

 

A decade ago, my grand-son bought an attractive Chinese coin at a local fair, from a visiting reputable dealer, and presented it to me for perusal. It wasn't extremely expensive, but, I immediately recognised it as a 'replica' - for want of a better word - and asked how much he had paid for it.

It was sold to him at the average catalogue price for a genuine article - but it certainly wasn't!

We returned to the fair - and - after some negotiations, a total refund was made and another item selected.

The dealer believed his sale item was genuine when he had acquired it....and he was most apologetic and concerned. It made me aware that dealers are not always expert in all aspects of their business!

 

We haggled a little more, and - to get the thing out of the market - I paid what I considered a fair price and added it to my 'funny money' selection - as a replica - and, then wrote an illustrated 'Tasmanian Numismatist' article back in 2006 alerting readers about these things that had just started to trickle into the coin market at that time. The trickle has since become a flood.

 

THE REAL DEAL - Krause #145a.15

Chinese - 1904 Kiang Nan Province Silver Dollar (7 Mace and 2 Candareens)

(enlarged for clarity)

 

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We are also fascinated with age as a criteria that indicates value - again - this is not always so!

The coin (below) is very old indeed - near 21 Centuries - and, is probably worth no more than AUD$10.00 on a good day!

 

THE ÆGIS of PONTOS 

                     

Over two decades ago, in my numismatic 'childhood', I came into possession of a rather beat up and corroded 7.5 gram 'lump' of bronze that appeared to be a very old coin. It was mixed in with a small handful of, then, unidentified Roman coins that I had purchased so that I would have some 'Ancients' in my collection of world coins.

They were probably the cheapest of the cheap! 

After eventually 'buying the books' and doing my homework I had successfully put a name on all of them - except the lump'. In those days, I was probably as green as that particular piece of metal in regard to preservation and cleaning methods.

It was so badly affected by the 'green evil' that I threw caution to the winds and cleaned it rather more harshly than I knew I should - just to see what it actually was. The pencil rubbings I tried to make of the designs were inconclusive, so, it was back to work -  this time with even more vigour and a calculated measure of real nastiness. 

I now shudder at my original sin - but, an abrasive paste cleaner, steel wool soap pads and a flat blade scraper worked wonders, when used judiciously.

 

Eventually, a few more decipherable marks started to emerge from within the 'green grot' and, by using my most powerful magnifier - and a bit of vivid imagination - I realised the coin was, just possibly, early colonial Greek. 

When I had started working my way through the handful of coins and found this heavy piece - I had virtually discarded that idea, because, from my meagre knowledge at that time, all Greek coins were supposed to be beautiful and made of silver or gold - and this was absolutely none of those!

 

I had used several good Roman catalogues and some not-so-comprehensive Greek booklets - which were the only ones at my disposal at that time - but, none gave me any joy in identifying the 'lump', so, it was consigned to the 'too hard sectionand thrown into my little Blackwood junk coin box with others of its ilk - and there it languished for years until it started to lose some of its steel-wool acquired shine.

 

However, they say the Lord moves in mysterious ways -  a few years later, I was visited by a friendly local missionary who proved to be interested in ancient history and artefacts, and, the next time he was in the area, he dropped in with an auction catalogue of Ancient coins that he had sent for because of the inclusion of Biblical era oil lamps.

I suppose, vocation-wise, I was always his lost cause - however, the catalogue he gave me certainly wasn't  wasted, because -  lo and behold - one of the lot descriptions seemed to ring a little bell in the back of my mind.

Did I have an ancient colonial Greek bronze coin - minted well before the birth of Christ - in my possession? 

 

The auction lot description read something like this:

Ancient Greece: Amisos (Pontos), time of Mithradates VI Eupator (121-63 BC), bronze AE21

Obv.: Aegis with Gorgoneion at center
Rev.: Nike advancing to right, carrying palm branch, Greek legend AMI - SOU across, monograms.

 

My 21mm. bronze coin certainly appeared to have a Gorgon type head as the obverse, and a striding winged figure that could be the goddess of victory, Nike, carrying a palm branch over her shoulder and a bit of hard to decipher lettering on the reverse, so, perhaps, the question had been partly answered after all those years. 

 

It could be that my coin may have been minted elsewhere than Amisos (modern Samsun, Northern Turkey) on the southern shores of the Pontos Euxinos (the Black Sea), as I could not reconcile the very worn lettering with the legend as stated on the auction lot coin - but, it seemed to fill nearly all the other criteria. 

I also presumed that my enthusiastic cleaning effort to remove most of the verdigris had probably destroyed any real value that the coin may have had plus a little more of its detail - but, at least I knew a little more about what it might be - perhaps, one day I would know more!

 

Resurrected, from amongst its peers in my Blackwood junk box, the 'lump' was then studied intently for a day or so, recorded as possibly being a Pontian ægis, and then tucked away in a slightly more appropriate place at the end of my tiny collection of modern era Greek coins.

 

The advent of the Internet and all of its wonderful Search aids has been a godsend to amateur numismatic detectives like myself and, as I have developed my hobby interests more as a writer/researcher than as an avid accumulator, I have started to revisit some of my own older coins as a source of inspiration for articles and to provide knowledge about the past. 

 

It is always hard to picture or identify  a coin from a very brief written description in an Auction catalogue, so, on a whim I hunted up a bit of Pontian history (which I knew absolutely nothing about prior to the search) and then pottered around trying to find an adequate Internet scan of a 'Pontian ægis' - just to confirm the classification of my coin.

Whilst I was about 99.99% sure of the origins of my bronze 'lump', I had not been able to nail down a really good picture from any source, including previous visits to the Internet.

However, this time, I discovered several newer and extremely interesting sites that provided extra enlightenment - and a few more better quality scans for me to look at - as well as maps where the Pontian mints were located.

(I recommend that readers invest a little time being further educated about these fascinating times and places that were so important in the development of metallic coinage as we know it, by looking in on some of the fine Internet sites mentioned below.)

  

 21mm. Pontian Ægis 121 - 63 B.C. (Off-centre strikes).

(Editor's sample - enlarged for clarity)

 

P.S.  Something more decipherable -and a lot nicer to look at - has recently sold for about A$75 on an e-bay auction but, the prices of the little bronze 'lumps', similar to mine, start at about A$10 +/- (Refer my worn example above.)

 

A Brief History of Pontos B.C.

 

During the period around 1000 BC, the first exploratory adventures by the Greeks, in the area of the Euxeinos Pontos (the Black Sea), took place primarily searching for gold and other minerals, and, by the 8th century BC, the trading posts that had been established were beginning to develop into more permanent settlements. 

The real start of colonisation was when the traders, from the town of Miletus, founded another trading city at Sinope (Sinop) because of its harbour and its accessibility to the inland areas.

In the course of time, other centres, with important trade influences, started to emerge and grow; the political relations with the other colonial cities, with other Greek cities, and also with indigenous people also started to sow the seeds towards the creation a new cultural group.

In the first centuries of their existence, the colonies had remained true to the social and political ideals as their founding towns, but the influence of the Greek cities in the region was too alluring to the local people who willingly adopted Greek culture and Greek thinking.

The impact of the Greek culture on the indigenous people in the area was tremendous and must have had a huge impact on their own social and cultural systems

This was the period of Alexander the Great and his successors, and the economic and political power of the Greek cities was at its highest level.

Later, during the reign of the King Mithridates VI Eupator of Pontos, - and at the time of the issue of my ægis - the Greek language had even become the official language of many people in Asia Minor.

 

 

THE BLACK SEA - PONTOS EUXEINOS

 

Recommended reading - Main References.

http://www.toddmiller.com/index.html

http://www.rudnik.com/greece/mythical/gorgon/htmls/G1137.html

http://www.ancientimports.com/greekbronze/?page=3

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/pontos/amisos/i.html

 

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COMPLIMENTARY LOCAL NEWS

A GREAT GIFT!

I was more than pleasantly surprised when I was, recently, handed a small gift package from numismatic author, Greg McDonald - who I class as a long-time friend and mentor - delivered courtesy of another great mate, Chris Heath (Hon. Sec. 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society') who made the trip to Launceston and stayed a day or two.

 

The editor with the jovial Greg McDonald in 2015.

 

The item enclosed was a hard-bound edition of Greg's excellent 2016 'Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes' - 22nd Edition - and, I was, particularly, appreciatively of the hand-written note inside the cover.

It will make a great addition to my library - in company with the autographed soft-cover version I already have.

Thank you, Greg!

 

For 'Numisnet World' readers who may be interested in obtaining these annual catalogues from

Greg McDonald Publishing and Numismatics Pty. Ltd. - (or selected book-stores)

Email addresses are:--

gregmcdonaldpublishing@gmail.com

or

greg.mcdonald@iinet.net.au

 

Current RRP  Hardbound cover - AUS$47.95

Current RRP  Softbound cover - AUD$39.95

 

Postage extra - inquire on application.

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Whilst this is not intended to be an official notification - the Editor of 'Numisnet World' occasionally publishes a meeting reminder*, as a courtesy to any fellow 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society' (T.N.S.) member - or other interested parties.

As a friend of the Society, the independent  'Numisnet World' also endeavours to pass on other relevant information supplied, whenever possible, in accordance with our publishing schedule.

TASMANIAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY

 

Tasmanian Numismatic Society

Hon. Sec. C.A. Heath

P.O. Box 12,

Claremont. 7011.

Tasmania.

Australia.

Email:- misteeth@bigpond.net.au

 

Tasmanian Numismatic Society (T.N.S.) General Meetings are currently held at 6.30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at the Civic Centre, 134 Davey St; Hobart.

 

If you have an interest in any of the branches of numismatics - coins, banknotes, medallions and tokens - please avail yourself of the auspices of this well-established organization by contacting the Secretary.

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2016 Mid-Winter T.N.S. DINNER - LECTURE

As mentioned in our last newsletter, the Society was preparing to host well-known numismatist, Steele Waterman of the Australian Numismatic Dealers Association (ANDA), who was visiting Hobart as the T.N.S. guest speaker during a mid-Winter Dinner-Lecture evening on Friday 19th August 2016.

 

The function was held at the Hobart City Mission catering premises - 'PERMISSION to eat"' -  in Barrack St., Hobart and was well attended.

The more intimate surrounding proved extremely satisfactory for the members, spouses and partners .... and - the food was great.

 

The three course menu offered:-

Traditional Minestrone Soup with a Crusty Bread Roll - or, Salt 'n' Pepper Calamari served with Garlic Aioli

Tasmanian Porterhouse Steak served with a Gratin Potato Stack and Steamed Vegetables topped with Mushroom jus - or, Tasmanian salmon with the Potato and Vegetables and an Orange Beurre Blanc.

Sticky Date Pudding and Rich Caramel Sauce and Fresh Cream

 

At a convenient time during the evening's proceedings - and, after being warmly introduced by T.N.S. President, Roger McNeice OAM -  Steele's talk was expertly delivered, as expected, and covered most of the aspects of the current Australian market situation - and included a timely session about the "Ethics of Trading''.

 

"A great night was had by all!" (Report courtesy of T.N.S. colleagues - Chris H. & Kevin H.)

 

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For full details of 'Numisnet World' (2015)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/june15.htm -   (Volume 20 - Issues 1 - 6)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/dec15.htm   -  (Volume 20 - Issues 7 - 12) 

For full derails of 'Numisnet World (2016)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/june16.htm -   (Volume 21 - Issues 1 - 6)

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VOLUME 21 - Issues 7 - 12, 2016

 

Issue 7, July 2016:-  http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/july16.htm

BREXIT - The crack in the European Union appear to have started after the shock withdrawal of Great Britain. Time will tell how the decision will go - but the ramifications are worrying for some of the participants.

SPECIAL MOMENTS IN TIME - In the mid 1990's, as I reached out, via the Internet, to other coin clubs across the world - I found a eager colleague doing the same in Canada. A great relationship developed with the ANFC in Quebec for about 6 years when health problems took a heavy toll on this writer - however, I am now taking an opportunity of reliving a few memorable moments from that era.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OLD SPANISH SILVER COINAGE? - Spain - one of the world's great colonial powers of the middle of the last millennium - is a country with an immensely rich numismatic history. This basic article touches on a few things that any collector, who delves into the richness of  Spanish coinage should have at his/her fingertips. Many of the modern coins were donated courtesy of a currently misplaced Internet friend!

NOTABLE U.S. FUNNY MONEY! - Another niche has been taken up in my collecting space with a small but interesting cache of paper 'Funny Money'! Will it be a passing fancy - who knows?! ... however, it is not a particularly expensive one .. and I do find the theme interesting.

T.N.S. DINNER-MEETING ALERT - T.N.S. members.... reserve August 19th for a talk by Mr. Steele Waterman at the 'Horseshoe Inn'..

 

Issue 8. August 2016:- http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/aug16.htm

IN MEMORIAM - It's been almost 11 years since my  soul-mate succumbed to illness. Pardon the indulgence of my annual mourning at this time.

A NEW TRADITION - A new Great Grand-daughter warrants a future heirloom!  A 2016 Baby Year Coin Set seemed ideal...!

NOT FORGOTTEN! - The Mint Set of 2016 was put away for safe-keeping ..... and I almost missed writing this brief review.

TREASURE TROVE IN TASMANIA - Notorious bushranger, Matthew 'Gentleman' Brady - c.1799 - 1826 - was purported to have hidden a fortune of new Gold Sovereigns in the area of Austin's Ferry in Tasmania during the mid 1820's - perhaps the rumour was true.... However, just maybe, he might have brought some of the coins North - and, perhaps, he may have stashed those he didn't spend, in one of his many haunts in the Northern districts.....

BITS 'N' PIECES - All stories come attached with bits of superfluous information gleaned from research - this is no different.....!

Places like the 'Woolpack Inn', 'Brady's Lookout' - and even a little local family history - make these tales more interesting at times.

CANADIAN DOLLAR COIN REVERSES & A BLAST FROM THE PAST! - A recent conversation with a Canadian friend prompted me to revisit a few articles about the coins of Canada and reprint them as a reminder of times past!

T.N.S. DINNER REMINDER - A final reminder was received to alert T.N.S. members, and friends, of the forthcoming Dinner-Meeting with Steele Waterman on the evening of Friday 19th August.  DO NOT LEAVE IT TOO LATE TO SEND YOUR ACCEPTANCE!

 

Issue 9. September 2016:-

IN MEMORIAM - It is now 15 full years since the world was horrified by the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York City as a result of a heinous act of terrorism.- LEST WE FORGET!

ANOTHER BLAST FROM THE PAST - Remembrance of a painful episode with an encounter with a rather grubby, paper Oz $10.00 note in September 2007 - and a fortuitous meeting with a former Prime Minister.

BASIC, BETTER - BEST -  Be aware that some very good replicas are now flooding the market - and not all of them are expensive - but they are fakes!

AEGIS of PONTOS - A bronze 21 Century old coin that nearly was discarded as unidentifiable!

T.N.S. Mid-Winter DINNER & LECTURE 2016 - A great - informative - evening was, satisfactorily, spent with Steele Waterman and T.N.S peers.

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