When the June 3 issue of Numismatic News went to press last Thursday, you cannot know how happy I was that I had survived several computer glitches that tried to get between me and the successful conclusion of a deadline.
In this particular issue was an important work by R.W. Julian.
He has done some original research into the story of the 1792 half disme. It is a coin that is surrounded by much numismatic lore.
Julian puts some new information on the table.
I think you will find it interesting.
However, the whole story is not exactly a short one, so the presentation in the June 3 issue is just the first one in what will be a six-part series.
It will be worth your while to read series. Watch for it starting in the June 3 Numismatic News.
Buzz blogger Dave Harper is winner of the 2013 Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog and is editor of the weekly newspaper "Numismatic News."