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Howard E. MacIntosh


Married. He served as president of the Springfield (MA) Coin Club and the New England Numismatic Association. He was life member number 130 of the ANA. In 1947 he served as vice president of the American Coin Dealers Association.

Manager of Tatham Coin Company of Springfield, Massachusetts. Tatham conducted eight auction sales 1938 to 1947. In 1941 the firm occupied 4000 square feet and employed about 33 people. They advertised extensively in The Numismatist. Their price lists offered many items for beginners and less than serious numismatists. They sold starter sets, group lots and newly struck series of medals. One of the products sold was their Coin Tarnish Solvent. Their advertisement stated. "A scientifically cleaned coin appreciates in value."

Death came by his own hand. He shot himself in the head with a 32 caliber pistol in the basement of his home. He had recently been ill and was recovering from an operation.

profile: NSM Jan 1940 page 20 (photo)

obit: NSM Oct 1958 p 2294; NUM 71 Oct 1958 p 1180; ANAHist 887


Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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