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Welcome to the Tarnished Truth. YOUR newsletter. If I were to have to pick only one coin I would never part with, the first one that comes to mind is a 1952 Lincoln Cent in an aluminum holder with crude lettering stamped around its edge, " Good Luck RDL 4/2/42 " made in 1952 at the Iowa State Fair. My father stood with me in a long line to help me make this on a cumbersome old machine. Sometimes real value has nothing at all to do with perceived value.
Ray D Larson
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I can use some help identifying this coin.It is from the Japanese leprosarium of Matsuoka Hoyo En,and is the only one known today.The help I need is to identify,or verify the denomination. A similar set is represented in the Tokyo leprosy museum,but lacks this particular coin in their set.My guess is that it is a five Yen,as it has the numbers 5.000 in two of the corners. Background,I obtained my set directly from the director of Matsuoka.
It is unique today thus far and never before published until I recently began a website for my collection.The set is unique outside of Japan,the only other reported set resides in the Tokyo museum.Japanese leper colony money is among the most difficult to obtain.Until recently,the disease was treated like it was tabu.It took me 10 years to begin making progress in this country.Most of my letters went unanswered,but times are changing there,and the subject can now be discussed openly.
What is a 'Bourse' and what does it mean?
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A minter of coins for many foriegn countries.
After the fire in 1816 the mint was provided a large brick building, and the worn and damaged equipment was scrapped and replaced with new and improved machinery. The mechanical improvements enabled better and more uniform die cutting and hardening of the dies. More uniform and longer lasting dies resulted in less varieties. Also the mechanical screw press were replaced by hydraulic presses capable of exerting a greater and more uniformly applied pressure.
The answer is . "Bourse" is a French noun meaning purce, bag, stock exchange, scholarship, fellowship. In the real world it a meeting place of the purse and produce, or the marketplace. In numismatics, the bourse is the area where dealers have coins and supplies. The table space a dealer rents is called a bourse table. |
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