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I absolutely LOVE your idea of creating this scrapbook.
This is a great way of answering questions that come up a lot. 
Ron Landis ...Sun, 30 Jul 2000 11:59:06
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2002
ScrapBook Subjects
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Index
Links
Link: The Pick Of The Litter!
Link: Great Stuff From Craig Sholley
Link: Flat Cat... Definitely Road Kill!
Link: News From 2002 F.U.N. Convention
Link: Trial Strikes ...NOT... Pi鑓es De Caprice
Link: Patience Is A Virtue
Link: Struck at the New, Water-Powered "Royal Mill Mint"
Link: [ Whatcha Been Doin? ]
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A Clifford Bolling photograph.
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Wide Date Proof Obverse Paired With Third Reverse
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  • Great Stuff From Craig Sholley
       Just got the package today from Craig Sholley. Great stuff! The proof chain cent is first obverse paired with the third reverse. Czapla says that the first obverse was only paired with the first and second reverse, so this is one he didn't know about. The obverse die seems to be a very late die state, heavily polished, and lacking much of the detail of my other piece with the first obverse. Could be the last one struck with that obverse die...?? Clifford D. Bolling...Sat, 12 Jan 2002 18:13:25
       It is always a GREAT feeling to get an unlisted rarity when you are expecting a more common specimen. Cliff beat me to this wonderful specimen by mere minutes due to the vagaries of my Internet Service Provider's EMail system. For those of you who are interested in seeing the three obverse dies for Ron's Proof Chain Cents check out: Link:More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About GMM's Many Chain Cents. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
    A Clifford Bolling photograph.
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    Wide Date Proof Obverse Paired With Second(?) Reverse
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Cancelled Modern Portrait Piedfort Con$ept Dollar     ;-)
14.34g Brass 46.0mm by 70.4mm.
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  • Flat Cat... Definitely Road Kill!
       How do I know it is a Modern Portrait Piedfort Con$ept Dollar? I know it is true because I made it up myself!   :-)   No... I don't mean that I made this Flat Cat specimen... I just made up the "fact" that it was originally a Modern Portrait Con$ept specimen. Actually Sue Grafton is the author of that great line and I couldn't resist quoting her as she is one of my favorite authors. One of my most used personal lines to cover this sort of situation is... That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
       All right... ALL RIGHT! So I can't prove it, since every bit of design detail has been obliterated, but I like to think it was because those are the rarest of the piedfort strikes. Adam Kelley sent me this unusual and most interesting piece along with the Show Token lot. When I called him he told me that this was the easiest way they found to cancel unwanted strikes... particularly when there were a bunch of them to cancel ...just run them through the roller mill.
       What I can prove is that it was originally a Piedfort Con$ept because of its weight. The standard thickness Con$epts and the Blind Edge Test specimens weighed under 10g. The piedfort thickness Con$epts were all just over 14g. While the 1995 Con$epts weighed over 17g and the earlier brass Royal Mint Medals weighed over 22g. Quod Erat Demonstrandum You don't HAVE to be crazy to collect this sort of stuff but it sure helps! EMail:Verne R. Walrafen


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2002 OHNS Token Obverse
Struck in GOLD

2002 OHNS Token Reverse
Struck in SILVER
  • News From 2002 F.U.N. Convention
       My corresponding friend Jeff has just returned from Florida. The 2002 club tokens were available at FUN... all except the brass token as it was too similar in color to the gold token. New bronze copies will be made and shipped individually. Jeffrey Daniher...Mon, 14 Jan 2002 17:48:39 The GMM tokens are the same as last year, with the Indian Obverse and Buffalo reverse. The Sam has the Buffalo, and the donkey has the Indian. Jeffrey Daniher...Tue, 15 Jan 2002 06:51:41 He provided us with these scans... THANKS Jeff! EMail:Verne R. Walrafen

    2001 OHNS Literary Award Reverse
    Obverse similar to 2002 OHNS obverse
    but with a quill pen over Bo's ear.

    2002 GMM Hobo Token Obverse
    Struck in SILVER with a Buffalo Reverse.

    2002 GMM Hobo Token Reverse
    Struck in SILVER with an Indian Obverse.

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1997 ANA Summer Seminar Counterstamp
Trial strike on pewter planchet. Medal/Book die alignment.
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  • Trial Strikes ...NOT... Pi鑓es De Caprice
       Most of the Adam Kelley show token lot was made up of pi鑓es de caprice but the specimens shown here were never intended to be struck on pewter planchets. In fact... even though these trials are struck on pewter ...neither piece has the edge lettering always applied to show token planchets. I value these pieces considerably higher than custom error strikes which are fun to have but not nearly as "desirable" to me personally. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
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    1997 ANA Summer Seminar Counterstamp
    Trial strike on piedfort pewter planchet
    with a curved and two straight planchet clips. Medal/Book die alignment.
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  • Patience Is A Virtue
       My corresponding friend Doug Chaussee sent me the above scan when I was just beginning to build this ScrapBook. So... I knew this show token existed but I could never find one anyplace. Patience was becoming harder and harder to find around here. This has been my longest searched for show token.
       I was really pleased to note the presence of two Fort Lauderdale specimens in the Adam Kelley show token lot. (I could tell that much from the scan he posted on eBay.) Shown below are the two specimens that came out of that hoard. Unfortunately, neither piece was a normal (non-error) token so that leaves me something to keep looking for. No collection is FUN if it is complete and there is nothing left to search for. EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
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    2000 Fort Lauderdale Show Token
    Double struck off-center.
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1619 - King Philip III - 8 Maravedis - Segovia Mint
  • Struck at the New, Water-Powered "Royal Mill Mint"
    Click to visit the SegoviaMint Coinage webpage    Well... it was new at one time... about 1586. That is only a bit over four centurys ago! The Segovia "Royal Mill Mint" operated from 1586-1868.
       A short extract from the Segovia Mint's Link: Mint History: "Around the mid 1500's, German technology began to replace the ancient hammer-struck method of coining, in use since the dawn of coinage around 700 B.C. This new method employed Link: rolling machines which were driven by Link: giant waterwheels. This new process arrived quickly in Spain as a result of the Hapsburg royal family ties. On June 1, 1585, the new machinery arrived in Segovia in what is now considered to have been the largest expedition for the transfer of industrial technology ever undertaken up until then. The first trial coins rolled off the machines within four weeks of their arrival and by March of 1586 the Mint began regular production of coins."
       I have been interested in Roller Mill produced coinage since Ron Landis showed me his own roller dies for his Texas "Royal Mint" tokens. So... when a 1619 Segovia copper Ocho Maravedis showed up on eBay I bought it. I hate bidding blind without knowing the value of an item but I just gritted my teeth and did it! You will note that this coin doesn't have a full planchet due to an error. In Spain this condition is called 揻inal de riel (揺dge of strip). It was minted in Segovia, with aqueduct mint mark to the left of castle. The Seller tells us that these coins circulated in all Spanish American colonies, included our own Colonial America.

    1602 - King Philip III - 2 Maravedis - Segovia Mint
       Another type of error common with rolled coinage is that the obverse die roller gets "out of sync" with the reverse die roller. If this is a large amount then the strip has to be melted and remanufactured. If this is a small amount then the coins are punched out and one side or the other is off center. You can see an example of this on the 1602 Dos Maravedis shown here.
       I am not a Spanish coinage collector but I found the Segovia Mint's Link: Category "C" Coins" both useful and interesting.

    1607 - King Philip III - 1 Real - Segovia Mint
       After I purchased the copper 8 Maravedis specimen my corresponding friend in Spain found this silver 1 Real piece that also has a great 揻inal de riel (揺dge of strip) error. It happens to be a very scarce date so it was a bit expensive but it makes a great addition to my midden heap.
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    Rehabilitation Of The Segovia Mint
    10,000 Pesetas 73.0mm 168.75g

    50 reales of silver, cincuentin
    Issue price: 23,200 Pesetas (roughly $120 US)
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       Another short excerpt from the Segovia Mint's Link: Official Legal Tender Government Commemorative Issue: "It is a great honor for the Segovia Mint, that the last peseta denominated coins to ever be issued by the Spanish Government - official legal tender coins - "commemorate the grand restoration project to create a museum and minting workshop at the Segovia Mint, built in 1583 by the famous architect Juan de Herrera, according to the express wish of King Phillip II". So reads the text of the Ministry of Treasury Order 6824, of March 26, 2001, in which it is agreed to strike, issue and place in circulation coins commemorating the Segovia Mint".
       I need to go back and do a SBsubject on Ron's roller mill Royal Mint tokens that I told you about in Link: Good For $1 In Trade...Royal Mint and even more extensively in Link: Texas Renaissance Festival Tokens. All this has got my numismatic fever at a high pitch. :-) EMail:Verne R. Walrafen


       Here is my article Link: Brief History Of Minting In Segovia. The last several pages refer to minting technology. Let me know what you think. You are free to post it on your site, or whatever. Just mention it was written by Glenn Murray, of the Segovia Mint, and put a link to Link: SegoviaMint.org and Link: EuroMint.net, where we will be posting hundreds of minting technology photos over the next several months in a major on-line inventory. Indeed the linked words in my text will go to photos on that site. ( None of the hyperlinks in Glenn's article will work in the ScrapBook environment. - vrw ) EMail:Glen Murray "AMIGOS DE LA CASA DE LA MONEDA DE SEGOVIA" Thu, 10 Jan 2002 11:26:44
Link: Ian Cnulle's Byzantine Tremissis
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Ian Cnulle's Silberbyrg Mint Tremissis
Society for Creative Anachronism $20 Trade Token
14.5mm "Byzantine" Style 1.5g .999 Gold Strike#55

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Link: Ian Cnulle's Axumite Tremissis
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Ian Cnulle's Silberbyrg Mint Tremissis
Society for Creative Anachronism $20 Trade Token
15.7mm "Axumite" Style 1.7g .999 Gold Strike#58
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Link: Ian Cnulle's Florin
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Ian Cnulle's Silberbyrg Mint Florin
Society for Creative Anachronism $50 Trade Token
21.6mm 3.9g .999 Gold Strike#36

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Whatcha Been Doin?
    FIRST ... I got a 71 piece collection of wonderful tokens struck by Greg Franc-Weiby over the last several years. He provided me with exceptional documentation and I want to capture as much of it as possible while sharing it with you. This effort will continue to absorb large amounts of my attention and time. I have covered nine, count them NINE, of the 71 pieces so far. Hope I don't stumble over additional tokens faster than I can document the ones I already have! Check out the links provided above and below for your edification and entertainment.
Link: Society for Creative Anachronism ARCHIVE
The Moneyer of Silberbyrg ... EMail:Ian Cnulle (Greg Franck-Weiby)

    SECOND ... I have agreed to take over the office of Secretary for the Link: Original Hobo Nickel Society which has a membership of over 600 so that will vie for my attention along with everything else. Right now I am trying to learn an established LOTUS APPROACH database. I worked with lots of different databases in my thirty-plus year professional career but... wouldn't you know it ...never a LOTUS database. :-(
OHNS Link: Click to visit the OHNS Website

    THIRD ... When you associate with talented and creative individuals you take the risk of becoming infected with their enthusiasm and bright ideas! Case in point: my newly created Link: Recent Sales Of Hobo Nickel Carvings webpage. The problem with this particular endeavor is that it isn't a "build it and move on to the next one" project. This... like the GMM ScrapBook and the OHNS Secretarial duties ...will be an ongoing effort. Oh well... life is great if you don't weaken! EMail:Verne R. Walrafen
Recent Sales Link: Click to visit the Recent Carvings Website


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Bill Zach "BestMan"
2001 PrivateSale
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