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“Olly olly oxen free”

It has been a while since my last column, but to be honest, I have had a dry spell. I have not been able to find anything newsworthy. One interesting thing happened on election day. People visited Susan B. Anthony’s grave in the Mt. Hope Cemetery and posted their “I Voted” stickers on her tombstone […]

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Ahhhh, the smell of money. That distinctive ink-on-linen scent. Source: Discovery News, "Device Sniffs Out Smuggled Money," (accessed September 30, 2014).

Ahhhh, the smell of money

This time I will start with a couple of interesting items. First, researchers have developed a device that smells out money, preventing billions of dollars in cash from leaving our country across the border. It mimics a dog’s ability to sniff out the odor of money. The second item is from Japan. There is a bus stop […]

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Coin collecting hazardous?

Have you ever thought of numismatics as being hazardous? Currently in the news are reports of over 3000 different types of bacteria on each piece of currency that we handle. This includes anthrax and diphtheria. While bleaching your currency would kill the bacteria and improve the appearance of the note, it does ruin the numismatic […]

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Where are the 2014 coins?

Here we are already into March and I am still looking for that first 2014 dated coin. Usually I have found at least one coin by now with the current year on it, but nothing so far. I’ll just blame it on the weather this year and hope for better luck. Cents: On one of […]

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