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Ed Rochette Honored at 2018 Philly ANA Convention on Elongateds

Ed Rochette Honored at 2018 Philly ANA Convention on Elongateds

“His name is still honoured.”

– The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR)

During the recent World’s Fair of Money of the American Numismatic Association in Philadelphia from August 14-18, convention goers who stopped by the table of The Elongated Collectors (TEC) were able to recieve six different elongated cents. One of the six designs honored Edward C. Rochette, the 5th Garrideb and a past president of the ANA. The design features the Farran Zerbe award medal (ANA’s highest honor), the ANA lamp of knowledge and the Glenn Smedley award.

Those folks attending the ANA Awards Banquet on Friday evening, August 17, would recieve another elongated nickel that also honors Rochette.

OBVERSE: SHERLOCK / EDWARD / ROCHETTE / (right facing bust of Ed Rochette, wearing deerstalker cap) NUMISMATIST / (1913 Liberty Head nickel) / EXTRAORDINARE / COLLECTOR / (magnifying glass) RESEARCHER / WRITER / 1927 – MEMORIAL – 2018

This design was rolled on multiple coins: cent, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar and a McDonald’s token.

Approximately 300 nickels were rolled for the banquet. Examples of the cent were freely available at the TEC table on Saturday morning. Thirty sets of 4 coins (cent, nickel, dime and quarter) were prepared by Ray Dillard, the President-Emeritus of TEC and the designer/roller of this elongated.

In addition, according to Ray, two examples each were rolled on a half dollar and a McDonald’s token. These were sold in the benefit auction at the TEC meeting during the convention. We are researching this further.

It is fitting that Rochette was honored as a Sherlockian with an elongated coin. A conversation between Rochette and your editor at the 1994 ANA Convention in Detroit about the MD TAMS Sherlockian elongated coin was the impetus for our group.

Welcome IHOSE Episode #128 Listeners

Welcome IHOSE Episode #128 Listeners

“… difficulties caused by his own aversion to publicity.” – The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot (DEVI) We would like to take this opportunity to welcome those of you may have heard about us on Episode 128 of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast. Your friendly editor was interviewed by Scott Monty and Burt Wolder… Continue Reading

The 2003 Sherlock Mickey Elongated Quarter

The 2003 Sherlock Mickey Elongated Quarter

“… play with me like a cat with a mouse.” – The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (ABBE) The Walt Disney Company launched a huge celebration in 2003 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. At Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, they had the 75 Years with Mickey celebration that launched on March 1st… Continue Reading

Dr. Benton Wood’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ Elongated Coins

Dr. Benton Wood’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ Elongated Coins

” It might be his portrait.” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) In a recent post, we talked about The Philatelic & Numismatic Holmes by Benton Wood. In this post, we will talk about the elongated coin that Wood had designed in 1992. From the late 1970’s until his death in 1996, Frank E. Brazzell… Continue Reading

MD TAMS Issued Sherlockian Elongated Coin to Celebrate 10th Anniversary in 1989

MD TAMS Issued Sherlockian Elongated Coin to Celebrate 10th Anniversary in 1989

“I was only ten years of age at the time …” – The Adventure of Black Peter (BLAC) The Maryland Token and Medal Society (MD TAMS) celebrated its 10th anniversary in 1989 and held their annual meeting in conjunction with the annual Convention of the Maryland State Numismatic Association (MSNA) on June 17, 1989 at Festival… Continue Reading