Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Slim Public Support for Renewal of MOU with Italy; Significant Opposition to Restrictions on Coins

 A review of the comments posted on website with regards to a proposed renewal of the Italian MOU confirms slim public support for a renewal with Italy and significant public concerns expressed about current import restrictions on coins as well as any effort to extend those restrictions to late Roman Republican and Roman imperial coins.

Although 500 comments are listed on the website, only 456 are visible. Of these, only 13 letters were in support of the MOU  with Italy (primarily from scholars), and 439 were either against the MOU or against import restrictions on coins.  The few other comments related to the proposed MOU renewal with Colombia.