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The Tarnished Truth
*** Vol III *** April 2004 *** Issue VI ***

     Howdy Folks - Welcome to The Tarnished Truth !

    With winter coming to an end in most of the country we can expect an upturn in numismatic events for the spring. By now I'm sure you're all aware of the release of the first of two new nickel designs shceduled for this year. There is more on that in this month's Exceptional Email.

    A few of our members attended the ANA's National Money Show in Portland, Oregon. One of them, Howard Spindel, was awarded First Place for his display of Shield Nickels in the Science class - Congratulations Howard. ;-}  For those who would like to see just what Howard wins awards such as this for please visit his web site - The 1883/2 Shield Nickel Web Pages

    That's about it for now - I hope you enjoy this as well as future issues of - The Tarnished Truth.

Doug Prather, editor

THE PRESIDENT'S CORNER - Words of inspiration from the WINS President. Special Announcement in this issue ! Read it HERE.

FROM BEHIND THE GREEN CURTAIN - Interesting IT tidbits helpful to all members and more. Read it HERE.

HAPPENINGS - Want to know what's going on in the numismatic world ? This is one of the places to find out. Read it HERE.

? ? ? Trivia Question ? ? ? - What 2 US coins - designed by the same man - have different designer's initials on them ? And why ?
Answer at the bottom of this page.

EXCEPTIONAL EMAIL - An email taken from the WINS Talk List worth reading. Read it HERE.

TREASURER'S REPORT - The WINS paypal account is -

Previous Balance - $721.20

Previous Paypal Balance - $442.46
Current PayPal Balance - $442.46

Previous Balance - Hardin County Bank - $276.30

New Balance - Pioneer Bank and Trust Company - $276.30

Cash on hand - $2.44

Total New Balance - $721.20

With regard to donations, all donors will be named in future Treasurer's Reports unless you ask me for anonymity.

Dave Noble WINS #204

? ? ? Trivia Answer ? ? ? The answer is: the Roosevelt dime with the initials JS - and the Franklin half with the initials JRS. The reason is that there were many rumors when the dime was released in 1946 that the initials JS stood for Joseph Stalin instead of John Sinnock, the designer of the coin. So in 1948 when the Franklin half was introduced the designer's initials were changed to JRS to alleviate such additional rumors.


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