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Taking Stock of Summer
August 22, 2007

Last night I got a call from the local bowling alley to make sure that I'll be returning into the Tuesday Night Men's league with the team I sponsor. But, that means that Labor Day is nearly here, and the weather will be getting cooler, and summer is nearly over. Interesting how we mark time.

For me, the summer has been busy. My early project was to get the 26th edition of the Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money off to the printer. This year's book is a full 100 pages larger than the 25th edition, and includes color sections of US Errors, US notes of the Philippines, and Civil War Postage Envelopes. All returning after a one year absence. The book just returned from the printer, so more about it in a future blog.

Attendance at the ANA Summer Seminar to teach a world coin class with Emmett McDonald, and to participate in the engraving class as a Gilroy Roberts Fellow took up two weeks plus road travel days.

Editing text of new issues begame a part of the job enlargement program upon the retirement of Fred Borgmann. This is now on top of editing the 5th Edition of Unusual World Coins and the 4th edition of the Standard Catalog of World Coins, 18th Century volume.

And then there is Paper Money. We - myself and three co-workers - have been edititing text into data fields for all three volumes of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money product. With their help we are identifying over 75,000 photographs which need to be electronically scaned for the continued production of the book product, and then re-purposed for the web interface.

The first part of that web interface for paper money will be the US listings, with the international stuff to follow.

So, yes, I'll be looking forward to Tuesday Night Bowling.

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About the Author
George Cuhaj has been with the Krause Publications numismatic team since 1994. He is editor of the various editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Prior to joining KP, Cuhaj was employed by the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. He is a Fellow in both the Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. He also is a life member and past board member of the International Bank Note Society. Cuhaj was elected an Allied Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society and has had his medallic work exhibited internationally.

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