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My First Wikipedia Experience (as an author)

I’ve used Wikipedia as a reference (with caution). Articles range from book-length to a few phrases or sentence fragments hastily strung together. Some have warning signs at the beginning noting the lack of reference citations, and very few (allegedly) are given the distinction of being “Featured” articles. I say allegedly because I have yet to come across one of these Wiki-Pulitzer winning pieces.

Having done some academic writing where the use of references and citations are second nature, I asked myself, “Well, how hard can this be?”

Yeah… I was under the assumption that writing a Wikipedia article was roughly the same as writing an article in a word document. Those reading this who have written for Wikipedia should be ROFL. I will not delve into the particulars, but suffice it to say that I was sizing up my window to see if the computer would fit through. Luck for my computer there are child guards on the windows.

Anyhow, I wrote a brief article (which I think was demoted technically to a “list”). Wikipedia allows any registered member to edit any article. So, before the work is no longer completely original, check it out!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_on_United_States_Bank_Notes

Visit to the Smithsonian (December, 2012)

Every trip to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian contains fantastic surprises. We were able to finish scanning the Small Size Type from the Treasury Collection, which will appear in the Spring of 2013 (Part II of the Treasury Highlights Exhibit).

While looking at some boxes from the Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, one label stood out, “Checks – Famous People.” We scanned a small handful of these checks/drafts signed by the people depicted on U.S. Bank Notes and who are featured in the “Portraits on U.S. Bank Notes” Exhibit http://nationalcurrencyfoundation.org/portraitgallery.html

Almost half of the bios in the exhibit now have an image of a signed check or draft.

Slang for Money

A very quick search of the internet reveals some colorful slang terms for currency (generally paper). Please feel free to add any that have been left out.

ace ($1)

bank

banknote

bankroll

beans

benjamins ($100)

big one ($1000)

bill

bling

bones

bread

bucks

butter

cabbage

cake

capital

cash

change

chedda

chedder

cheese

ching

chips

chump change

clams

c-note

coinage

currency

dead presidents

dinero

do-ray-me

dosh

double sawbuck ($20)

dough

draft

feds

fin ($5)

finances

fiver ($5)

five-spot ($5)

flow

fortune

funding

funds

gelt

gold

grand

gravy

greenbacks

hundies ($100)

jack

jackson ($20)

K ($1000)

kale

king’s ransom

large

lettuce

lolly

long green

loot

lucre

mint

monkey

moola

moolah

note

paper

payola

pelf

pimp juice

quid

readies

resources

sawbuck ($10)

scratch

scrip

sheets

shekels

simoleons

smackers

spondulicks

swag

wad

walth

wampum

wonga

yard ($100)

Welcome to the National Currency Foundation Update Blog

Welcome to the NCF Update blog. We will use this space to post updates and announcements about projects in development or in progress. We hope that you will leave feedback about your experience on our website (nationalcurrencyfoundation.org) where you can find out more about us.

We will also periodically post some highlight notes from the site or from collectors in the field who wish to share.

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