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John Stewart Davenport


Born in Buffalo, New York. Received bachelor’s degree form Cornell University in 1928, master’s from Harvard in 1929 and doctorate from University of North Carolina.

Taught English literature at Carnegie Institute of Technology 1929-1931, University of Tennessee 1931-1945 and Knox College 1945 until retirement.

Author of books on world crowns.

Dollars of Africa, Asia & Oceana (1969)

European Crowns 1486-1600 (1977)

European Crowns 1600-1700 (1974)

European Crowns 1700-1800 (1961)

European Crowns and Talers Since 1800 (1964)

German Church and City Talers 1600-1700 (1967)

German Secular Talers 1600-1700 (1976)

German Talers 1500-1600 (1979)

German Talers 1700-1800 (1958)

German Talers Since 1800 (1949)

Talers of Silesia (1987)

Received ANA Medal of Merit in 1955 and Farran Zerbe Award in 1967. He received the Huntington Award from the ANS. In 1988 he was inducted into the ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame.

He died in Mount Dora, Florida.

Obit CW 8/13/2001

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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