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Daniel Webster Valentine


Born in New York City. Received D.D.S. from the New York College of Dentistry in 1887. Married to Ada Belle Colwell. They had two daughters. Practiced as a dentist in New York City 1887 to 1896. He moved to Englewood, New Jersey, and lived there from 1896 until his death.

He exhibited half dimes at the ANS in 1914. Author of Fractional Currency of the United States in 1924. The cloth bound edition of 225 copies cost $5.00 each. Twenty-five numbered copies bound in full leather were sold at $15.00 each. Author of The United States Half Dimes in 1931, originally published by ANS as monograph 48, reprinted in 1975.

Served as president of the New York Numismatic Club for two terms in 1918 and 1920. He was honored with one of their presidential medals. Design was by J. M. Swanson. There were eight silver and 50 bronze medals struck. In 2017 he was inducted into the SPMC Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the JRCS Hall of Fame in 2010.

He died at home in Englewood, New Jersey.

obit: NUM 45 Mar 1932 page 178   bio: NUM 64 Mar 1951 page 269; The E-Sylum 2/12/23

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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