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Dec 02 2023

Fall 2023 NNP Symposium Video Posted

Video from the NNP Symposium, held November 2-4, 2023, is now posted. Our feature presentation, Treasures of the ANA Museum, began with the debut of an NNP-produced video on the subject, followed by American Numismatic Association Museum Curator Doug Mudd answering viewer questions on various aspects of the collection. In other presentations, Bill Eckberg presented new photographs of the enigmatic 1792 Judd-6 Birch cent, a coin last seen at the 1981 Garrett sale. Patrick McMahon spoke on Anna Powell Jones and Rebecca Salisbury, two early U.S. numismatists, while Bob Bair provided an overview of the famed “Una and the Lion” coinage. Other sessions focused on various aspects of U.S. and world coins and paper money. 

The NNP Symposium, sponsored by the Newman Numismatic Portal, was launched in the fall of 2020 in response to the pandemic. This free event is Zoom-based and draws presenters from all areas of numismatics. The recent event represented the seventh Symposium. As always, many thanks to our speakers, and for those who are interested in presenting at a future event, please contact NNPCurator@wustl.edu.

Link to NNP Symposium video: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/multimediadetail/539070
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Apr 13 2024

Newman Portal Adds to Congressional Report Series

Courtesy of Paul Hybert, we have added to Newman Portal a large group of U.S. congressional reports with numismatic content. This series now includes 375 items, and we acknowledge also Dan Hamelberg, who has previously contributed to this group. As Congress exercises its authority over the nation’s coinage, this series documents an important part of our numismatic history. Congress authorizes new coins, personal medals, and controls other aspects of coinage, such as the restoration of Mint marks in 1967.

Link to U.S Congressional reports on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/512550
Link to “Mint Marks,” S. 1008, a bill to restore Mint marks on U.S. coinage: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/612162

Image: Congressional report from 1862, related to a proposal to launch a Branch Mint in Denver
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Apr 04 2024

Whitman Brands and Newman Numismatic Portal Announce Availability of Historic Whitman Titles

The 1960s brought an intense public interest in coin collecting with the withdrawal of silver coinage from circulation. Coin stores appeared in nearly every city of a certain size, and increasingly thick numismatic publications were targeted at the collecting public. One of these titles was the Whitman Numismatic Journal, published monthly from 1964 to 1968. Edited by Ken Bressett, the Journal contained articles by Q. David Bowers, R. W. Julian, Neil Shafer, and other prominent writers. Whitman also published the Whitman Coin Supply Merchandiser, which was aimed at retailers of numismatic supplies. This publication contains little-known tidbits on various Whitman products of the day, such as books like The Fantastic 1804 Dollar. More recently, David Lange used this publication as part of his extensive research into coin albums and folders.

CDN Publishing and Newman Numismatic Portal are pleased to announce that both of these publications are now available with full-view on Newman Portal, with the Whitman Coin Journal posted at https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/532083, while the Whitman Coin Supply Merchandiser is available at https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/535094. Ken Bressett noted “We greatly enjoyed producing these publications in the 1960s and I am pleased they are being shared with today’s collectors.”

Whitman Brands publishes the Red Book and is a leading dealer of coin collecting folders, albums, and supplies. The Newman Numismatic Portal is the world’s largest online numismatic library and includes over 70,000 auction sale catalogs, periodicals, reference works, and archival resources.

Link to Whitman Numismatic Journal on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/532083
Link to Whitman Coin Supply Merchandiser on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/535094
Link to Whitman Brands: https://whitmanbrands.com/
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