A coin dealer I met at a show

Started by JoeYuk, August 30, 2015, 08:34:44 PM

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Figleaf

Nice advertising medal, Joe. I am surprised he used a controversial coin, though.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

JoeYuk

Yes. I had to give a 30-40 minute talk for a therapy group I was in.  I gave it on numismatics and discussed much of what is not common knowledge to non coin collectors.  This was one of the pieces I discussed with pics of the change.  Although you have to take his stories with a grain of salt much came from Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins.

capnbirdseye

The word  spondulix  was used a lot when I was young, presumably it came from US soldiers during the war & carried on into the 1960's  interestingly the word originated as a slang word for money in the 19th century
Vic

malj1

Yes that word - spondulix - instantly brought back my school-days too. I think it must have been in the comics of the time.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.