>Later this year, I want to write about the sending of coins by people
>online. Obviously, RCC gets top billing... or perhaps not so
>Was this really invented here?
I'm not sure, but when I the RCC Half Cent and I visited Saint-Gaudens
I noticed a woman carrying a cardboard cut-out drawing of a face
mounted on a stick. As I was doing with the Half Cent, she would place
it next to a display and take a picture.
I struck up a conversation with her and it turns out the "face on the
stick" had a name....I think it was "Flat Fred" (or something like
that). It was made by school children and. like the RCC coins it was
being sent around the country.
>As I remember, I think that Phil DeMayo took his "date" to the Saint
>Gaudens workshop museum and quarry.
In spite of taking the Half Cent to an interesting location, Phil has
been a poor host as he has yet to send it on to the next scheduled
host, Jerry Dennis. But thanks for reminding me...I will try and make
a point of digging out the Dremel, adding my initials and getting it
in the mail to Jerry in the next week.
And....it was the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site....no quarry
that I remember.
I still have a page in my FTP space on the trip complete with 36
photos. I really should add an introduction explaining exactly what
the RCC Half Cent is all about:
>I also remember someone "swallowing" the trime. That happened, right?
If I remember correctly the Trime was found, but retired.