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A88022423 - Ben Franklin v Counterfeiters: A Tale of Money and Science

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Entry: Ben Franklin v Counterfeiters: A Tale of Money and Science - A88022423
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated - U1590784

I got curious about Ben Franklin's paper money. I wondered how he did it.

Turns out somebody wrote a paper. The prose of which is rather purple...

Anyway, hope you enjoy the tale.

smiley - dragon


A88022423 - Ben Franklin v Counterfeiters: A Tale of Money and Science

Post 2

Superfrenchie

Thank you, this is short and informative, I like it smiley - ok

One question on the last paragraph of the Background part:
"In 1729, he published a paper (...) In 1727, Franklin won the contract (...)"
The non chronological order threw me off a little.
Unless it's a typo and he did write the article before he got the contract? (In which case I'd like to signal a typo smiley - winkeye)

Another question from an ignorant European: is it *the* Benjamin Franklin, or a homonym? (Maybe a footnote would help, in case others wonder the same)

Apart from that, it reads smoothly, it's clear, and I learnt something (again). smiley - biggrin


A88022423 - Ben Franklin v Counterfeiters: A Tale of Money and Science

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Thank you for that question! smiley - hug Trying to verify that 1727 date, I found disagreement among historical sites! So I changed things around. smiley - smiley

This is the one and only Benjamin Franklin. Accept no imitations. I decided to throw a phrase in at the end to identify him as a philosophe for educated Europeans. smiley - winkeye

You know how in Vienna they have Mozart impersonators? Philadelphia has Ben Franklin impersonators.


A88022423 - Ben Franklin v Counterfeiters: A Tale of Money and Science

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok


A88022423 - Ben Franklin v Counterfeiters: A Tale of Money and Science

Post 5

Superfrenchie

I did not know that. smiley - bigeyes
Thanks a lot for the clarifications smiley - ok


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