VOLUME 136 APRIL 2023
Contents for collectors of coins, medals, tokens & paper money at 04
A Novel Coin The U.S. Mint issued two bookish commemoratives for the Library of Congress’s bicentennial in 2000. Louis Golino
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Robert B. Kelley
MEXICAN NUMISMATICS Ricardo de León Tallavas
The Monclova Mint A report about a counterfeiting incident reveals details about a little-known coining facility that operated during the Mexican War of Independence.
BRITISH COINS Bob Bair
William Wyon’s Una and the Lion A prolific designer crafted a coin that celebrates Queen Victoria and her leadership using characters from a 16th-century epic poem.
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