VOLUME 134 FEBRUARY 2021
Contents at for collectors of coins, medals, tokens & paper money
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Robert B. Kelley
A Time for Change: the Legislative Passage of Washington’s Famous Coin A New Jersey congressman proposed that the Standing Liberty quarter be replaced with a Washington design. Gary M. Greenbaum
II The women, were it not for them
Our country would be lost;
They charm the world,
they nerve our hearts To fight at every cost. What care they how our powder’s made? They’ll have it, or they’ll bore
Through mines or beds in stables laid, And, straining cry, ‘Wet more’!
II Women, yes, they stoop to conquer
And keep their virtue pure; It is no harm to kill a beast With chamber lye, I’m sure. But powder we are bound to have
And this they’ve sworn before; They’ll ‘press’ it and ‘Wet more’!
BANK NOTES Benjamin Dieter R. Hellings
Yale Art Gallery’s Educational Series Proofs & Progressives The elaborate designs of these beautiful 19th-century U.S. bank notes were abandoned after just a few years.
SCRIP Bill Gunther, PH.D.
It’s Not the Destination, It’s the Journey While researching 1862 scrip from a tiny Alabama town, the author took an unexpected detour and discovered some amusing Confederate poetry.
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