Who's Got the Guinea?
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The lead line sounded promising enough...

"The big find was nearly pristine--and extremely rare--a 1766 King George III gold Guinea... and then someone uncovered a femur." -Rowan Today, August 2, 2022.

A "paper of record," oddly, made no mention of it, but stated, "little known today, the Battle of Red Bank [N.J.] was brief and ferocious, marking one of the worst defeats the Hessians suffered in the war" that apparently lasted just 75 minutes with 377 Hessian soldiers and just 14 Americans dead. 

This occurred on October 22, 1777 when a small group of Continental Army soldiers repelled a major assault by Hessian mercenaries after a British officer was dispatched to deliver an order: "The King of England orders his rebellious subjects-- (after the Declaration of Independence?)-- to lay down their arms. If they stand battle, no quarter will be given."

A professor goes on to detail "stunning battlefield discoveries" made some 245 years after the battle, with all three accounts providing pertinent photographic documentation and intricate forensic analysis, but not one records the final resting place of that gold Guinea. If you dear member, or anyone lurking nearby, heard or read the news, announced within the past week, and knows the disposition of that coin by all means, speak up!

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As an appetizer - guineas are great coins to collect. Token has a good reference book on them if anyone is interested. QA - looking to expand your horizons?

 

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On 8/11/2022 at 6:51 AM, Zebo said:

As an appetizer - guineas are great coins to collect. Token has a good reference book on them if anyone is interested. QA - looking to expand your horizons?

 

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No, not looking to expand my horizons. My world has telescoped downward. I got back from the hospital with both bad news--and worse: I fell and could not get up. Nobody could figure out why. And then, "By the way, you tested positive for Covid-19." And I mention this here because at Post Time, I was fine. My wife and I have been vaxed and boosted.  Now I am behind a walker and was "infused" with an experimental drug, not approved by the FDA, administered with Emergency Use Authorization. I feel it important other members know one of their own has been infected. There is nothing like being incapacitated to remind one of his mortality.

BTW, very considerate of you to put a face on a coin I had never seen before! (thumbsu

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On 8/13/2022 at 7:29 PM, Quintus Arrius said:

No, not looking to expand my horizons. My world has telescoped downward. I got back from the hospital with both bad news--and worse: I fell and could not get up. Nobody could figure out why. And then, "By the way, you tested positive for Covid-19." And I mention this here because at Post Time, I was fine. My wife and I have been vaxed and boosted.  Now I am behind a walker and was "infused" with an experimental drug, not approved by the FDA, administered with Emergency Use Authorization. I feel it important other members know one of their own has been infected. There is nothing like being incapacitated to remind one of his mortality.

BTW, very considerate of you to put a face on a coin I had never seen before! (thumbsu

Now dammit, you need to be careful! I’ve got really bad knees and even getting out of bed can be a struggle. But I MIGHT be one of those COVID immune freaks. My wife tested positive with a weak pink line a few weeks ago and I STILL haven’t caught “The Vid”. Occasionally I have a cough or two, but I used to get those all the time before 2020 too. I am disinclined to test until I experience something different than “background level” respiration issues. I refuse to go “full goose bozo panic porn”. I also have the best darned health insurance known to modern man. 

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