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Hi coins lovers, Just wanted to say hello and tell how glad I am to discover this forum. I am writing this from Lisbon and yes we still have some hot sun 😉 I have been collecting coins for almost 4 years little by little but I love it very much. I remembered someone saying that "coin collecting is the art of spending money without actually losing it "... Or something around those lines 😎 Anyway, I am looking forward to learn from you folks and share as well indeed. Great day to you Stan www.croasus.com
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Dear Board, By chance, does anyone have access to this article? Sharples, John (1988b). 'The Kangaroo Office': A Nineteenth Century 'Sting'. Numismatic Association of Australia Journal. 4, pp. 29-37. I just called up the ANA Library today and was a bit disappointed (although not really surprised) to hear that they don't even carry this journal. I would like to read this article (or something as potentially helpful) so as to better understand the details behind the striking of W. J. Taylor's undated Melbourne Exhibition halfpenny tokens. Here are a couple of examples: http://www.noble.com.../lot/?id=286510 http://www.noble.com...s/lot?id=286512 Note that their reverses borrow the reverse design from the draped bust Washington & Independence tokens. This is why I am researching these concoctions by Taylor for my Numismatist article on Washington & Independence cent tokens. My thanks to the board for any help that can be provided along these lines of research! Best regards, Mark Fox Michigan