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  1. I've been researching the Netherlands coins minted in the U.S. during the war and wondered what the acorn privy mark signifies. The answer, according to Jacques Schulman: the Handels-Secretaris (???) of the Dutch Embassy in Washington, DC was related to the Badhill-Thornhill family, whose coat of arms includes acorns. Not the most inspiring explanation, but it's the only one I've found.
  2. Geld van het Koninkrijk is one of the books you helped me buy from a seller in the Netherlands back in 2007, T3. I refer to it often, but it's much easier when you do the translating. Thanks for posting this.
  3. Great to have you back, TG, and now you're across the Bay from me! Have you visited the Old SF Mint yet? I attended a coin show there in February in order to finally tour the place.
  4. Man, I'm craving chocolate about now.
  5. Olly olly oxen free! No, wait... IT! You're it! Because I tag you thusly!

  6. Here's an old CP thread with photos of satirical coins, coin spoons, and some wonderful 'smugglers' pieces: http://www.coinpeople.com/index.php?/topic/11031-wilhelmina-with-helmet/page__hl__wilhelmina
  7. "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your earrings..."
  8. I knew it had to be a remarkable coin to divert you from silver. Truly lovely, Clive - and I still say it looks good enough to eat.
  9. Ian posted a 1591 patagon from Gelders upthread, which saved me from having to post my squashed 1591 Westfriesland ducat.
  10. West Friesland helmeted rijksdaalder, 1596.
  11. The dates on these 5 cent coins are sneaky. Look to the left of the "5" and you'll see the 19. The rest of the date (I can't quite make it out in your pic) is to the right of the "5."
  12. Sorry, Art - I didn't sign up for this later Short Snorter mailing. I won't be around much for the next month, and when I'm around, I'll be in crazy mode.
  13. I'm still expecting Ian to find a 1607 in his sofa cushions.
  14. Hmmm. I'm not seeing any remarks from the person who left vile comments in my profile.

  15. I found this one in an envelope of assorted silver coins. Too bad I can't take decent photos -- the obverse flashes russet, green & magenta. You can scream now, toning haters.
  16. Clive's version of Oreos: Marmite sandwiched between two digestive biscuits.

  17. ^^^ Thanks, Mark. I love the soldier's extravagant mustache.
  18. 1608 West Friesland lion daalder.
  19. I've seen (and coveted) a few Dutch coins dated 1499, and I believe Scottishmoney has at least one coin with an even earlier date.
  20. Great. Who dribbled elderflower cordial on the antimassacars?

  21. This place needs a good dusting.

  22. At first I thought of fraternal organizations, since some of them appropriate Egyptian motifs. But even the Shriners don't have conventions lasting three weeks! Both the sphinx and the pyramid shape look Egyptian -- not Aztec, Mayan, or Toltec -- to me. I can see why you're skeptical of the claim to a connection with the Columbian Exposition, both for that reason and because the dates precede the Exposition. Gee, thanks, Bill. Now this is going to bug me.
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