EXAMPLE OF HUMILITY; AMERICA’S FIRST PRESIDENT! (Post No.5348)

Compiled by London swaminathan

Date: 21 August 2018

 

Time uploaded in London – 15-09 (British Summer Time)

 

Post No. 5348

 

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Following news item appeared in Metro newspaper of London yesterday (201-8-2018).

This emphasizes that George Washington a humble man. Eric Newman was a great charitable man. He has donated all his collections to charity.

It illustrates what the great Tamil poet Tiru Valluvar said in his Tirukkural:

There is a goodness and grace in our humility, but it crowns anew men of fortune—Kural 125

 

The graceless misers who hoard up their wealth and eventually lose it, do not know the pleasure which the wise derive in  giving to the poor what they need Kural 228

Enjoying alone the hoarded wealth , without giving others is worse than begging-  Kural 229

 

A  gold coin with the face of the first president of United States is sold for 1-37 million pounds!

It is a ten dollar coin with the date 1792 with

George Washington’s profile. It was specially made by a company seeking to make the first US currency. But he declined to have his head used so as not to look like European royalty. However he kept the coin as a memento and , a year later, the first coins had Lady Liberty on the front and a bald eagle on the back.

The coin had belonged to prominent American coin collector and author Eric Newman since 1942. Following his death at the age of 106 last year, his son Andy sold the coin through Heritage Auctions.

 

Andy said George Washington was a personal hero to his father. NOT PUTTING HIS IMAGE ON THE COINAGE WAS AN EMBLEMATIC EXAMPLE OF WASHINGTON’S PROFOUND HUMILITY.

More than 56 million pounds worth of coins from Eric Newman’s collection have been sold for charity since 2013.

 

–subham–

 

 

 

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