BRONZE USED IN PTOLEMY'S NEW YORK, Sept. IS--The Amerir can Uumismatic Association, holding its convention'here this .v.-eek, has a priceless collection of coins' on exhibit in the American Fine Arts Society building. The exhibt s made up of choce cons from the collecton of members. Â· : ' One of the most varied of the exhibits is that of.Eliott Smith. .One case contains only various war medals an4 decorations with the sole exception'of two pieces of shoe or hat money from Siam. This money is silver and derives its name from the shape in which it is used. The" war m-da!s are for the most part from the world war. Â· but include .certain decorations from other wars. Many countries are represented in the display, the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan vying with the Distinguished Service Cross. The second Elliott Smith case presents a varied selection of coins and paper -mon,ey. There are th* bronze coins of Ptolmey and the compound interest bearing' notes of our own treasury. Sir. .Smith also shows the largest coin in the -world--the Japanese oban. about the site of a man's palm, and he has on exhibit an Icdan one-quarter fanam. which is similar in sixe to a tennenny nail head. There is also a Victoria Cross given to. a man who focght at Lucknow. The Victoria Cross is seldo' mexhibited. because it is such a rare decoration and is'supposed t oremain in the family of the person.to whom it is given. ' Edward T. Kewell ha san exhibit or forgeries of ancient Greek coins. In the same case with these forgeries are exhibited, by Gerge F. Bauer of Rochester, ancient coins, many of which ,Â«re the originals which these forgeries duplicated. One case fo the exhibit contains checks written by famous public men! of the United States during the last century and a half. Many cf them arÂ«: John Adams 1776; Robert Mor- j ] ris. 17S3: Thomas Pinckney. 1792:: j George TVasington. 1799;. James Madi]*on. ISI'4: William Henry Harrison, j 1S15: Andrew Jackson. 1S31: Daniel ] Webster. 1*34; James Monroe. 1S44: | James Buchanan. 1S52; Abraham Un- jcoln. *8Â«2: Brigham Young. 18*2. i A genuine widow's mite of A. D. 3 123 exhibited by Ivonard Kustcrer of Bridgeport. Conn.' Mr. Kusterer also shows some "hard time" tokens as money in the United States in period between' 1833 and-1844. Ebenezer Beesley lias a collection ! of pof- cÂ»lian money issued, in Germany'in" 1921. Carl Wurtzbach of Lee, Mass., has an exhibit-of rare pennies of Lrnited States. Many of these are New York State issue, some are of North Carolina. ; Â· ' Unusual denominations of. paper money such as the half, the quarter, the one and a quarter, the one half, the one and three-quarters, two and a half, the three, four eight, nine, fifteen, and twenty-five dollar bills are exhibited by George Blake,' of'Jersey City. Among the odd pieces on exhibit a specimen of Irish Celtic ring of 100 B. C., belonging to Henry Chapman of Philadelphia. , Other exhibits are: A collection of medals of the late war iroe counties, cities, churches, fraternal orders, industrial corporations, and universities of the United States gathered by M. Connor, Jr.. of Metuchen. N. J.: Swedish coins from 1627 to 1(97 the collection of Robert Robertson; odd paper money of the United for the first few decades of the nineteenth century shown by John E. Morse of Hadley. Mass.; Confederate paper money, silver and nickel coins of the United States, and ship notes dated Sept. 2. 1S61. shown by Rud Kohler of New York City. There is also on exhibit a 190 from the collection of Elmer S. of Swansea. Mass.; fractional paper money belonging to Dr. W. W. Valentine: a collection of coins and of unusual shapes and sizes from Albert R. Frey. A Republic of Texas $$90 bill of 18X9: some examples the first coins struck in America, pine tree pence of 1CÂ»2: United Currency, the "necessity money" of 1862: gold coinage of the independent South American countries; British gold from the Proskey collection: die sinking and artistic m?adls for Canada and India, exhibited by L. Renaud of Montreal: envelopes and cards sued by merchants of New during the'Civil War to overcome shortage of small cfcang*. Some of these look like theatre checks and subway tickets.