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The E-Sylum (12/22/2013)

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A reader forwarded this article from the City of Sulphur, Louisiana, announcing a commemorative "coin" for the town's centennial. -Editor

Sulphur Centennial obverse Sulphur Centennial reverse

The Sulphur Centennial Commemorative Coin is now available for purchase. According to Mayor Chris Duncan, the coin's first run of 300 is complete and the coins are on sale now at City Hall for $20 each.

The antique nickel coin, featuring a likeness of sulphur mining pioneer Herman Frasch on one side and the City of Sulphur logo on the other, measures 2 1/2 inches in diameter and a quarter of inch in thickness.

Coins numbered 1-10 are being held in reserve and will be auctioned off at a date to be announced. The remaining numbered coins are available but no requests for specific issue numbers will be entertained.

"We are selling the coins on a first-come first-served basis," Duncan told the Southwest Daily News.

I've seen worse. The impressionist image of the town founder is something different. For a low-relief medal I think it works reasonably well. It's all too plain for my taste, but if the town likes it, that's all that matters. -Editor

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