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William G. Jerrems


(Born ca. 1869)

Married Genevieve Byford April 21, 1897. They had two sons and two daughters. Jerrems placed ads in The Numismatist under his business name, Nicoll the Tailor. He moved from Chicago to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1917. He retired in 1930.

In the July 1891 issue of The Numismatist Jerrems was named temporary president of the American Numismatic Association pending official organization. At the first ANA convention in Chicago, he was elected president and served October 7, 1891, to October 5, 1892. He was ANA member number 3. He was a founding member of the Chicago Numismatic Society and in 1904 was elected its first president.

Jerrems consigned items to three sales conducted by Ben Green in 1903 to 1909. His collection of 1500 Greek and 4000 Roman coins was sold at auction by Henry Chapman December 22, 1915. His 9000 copper coins were sold to Virgil Brand. He also collected stamps, fossils, minerals, and Indian artifacts. At one time he had 3000 books. He died at home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Jerrems appears with Heath and Hooper on a medal for the diamond anniversary of the ANA. The 3 inch bronze medal was designed by Frank Gasparro and struck at the Philadelphia Mint.

photo: NUM 54 Oct 1941 page 766

obit: NUM 59 Feb 1945 page 160 SSDI:N/A

bio: NUM 74 Jan 1961 pages 11-12

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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