RUMANIA: Mihai's Alloy

The first carload of no million British-made bas-reliefs of eight-year-old King Mihai of Rumania was being circulated in Bucharest last week. The portraits (see cut) are being struck by the British Royal Mint, 5 million on Rumanian 20-lei (12¢) pieces and 60 million on 5-lei (3¢) coins, all of a base metal which the governments concerned refuse to describe more fully than as a "new alloy."

Coins denominated the puffin and half-puffin—respectively worth a British penny and half-penny—have just gone into circulation among the 40 dwellers on Lundy Island in the Bristol...

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