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Stories from World War II Exhibit Images on Newman Portal
Link to World War II: Internment and Concentration Camp Money image collection on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/imagecollection/517446
Link to World War II: War Bonds image collection on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/imagecollection/517497
Link to “Washington University Stories from WWII” (E-Sylum, June 26, 2022): https://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n26.html#article6
Newman Portal User Brings to Life an 1827 Sotheby’s Catalog
Rev. William Brown (c. 1755-1826) was rector at St. John the Baptist, Saxmundham, Suffolk, from 1798-1826, with his death apparently caused by a horse fall. Oral tradition in the family holds that William’s son later fell in love with a servant and was forced to move to America in light of the scandal. Potter also located a separate sale of Rev. Brown’s numismatic books, conducted by “Mr. Cana” in 1827. This included well-known works such as Folke’s Tables of English Gold and Silver Coins (1745) and Evelyn’s Discourse of Ancient and Modern Medals (1697).
Link to Sotheby’s June 11, 1827 catalog of the Rev. William Brown collection: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctionlots?AucCoId=511728&AuctionId=523416
Link to Cana’s catalog of the Rev. Wiliam Brown library: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctionlots?AucCoId=514539&AuctionId=537897
Link to Rob Potter’s biographical note on Rev William Brown: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/622048
Link to Sotheby’s auction sale catalogs on NNP: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctioncompanydetail/511728
ANA Money Talks & The Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal
On May 4, 1968, shortly after the assassination of King, the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Robert A. Wallace, addressed the New York Numismatic Convention. He spoke in favor of a gold medal honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., and these remarks were captured in a U.S. Treasury press release. Despite the good intentions, a congressional medal was not presented to the King family until 2014, under public law 108–368, which awarded a gold medal to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King. This gold medal today resides in the National Museum of African American History Culture, gifted by the King family in 2014. The medal depicts Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King and remains available from the Mint in small (1.5”, $20) and large (3”, $160) bronze formats.
Link to ANA Money Talks for January 18, 1993, written by Ralph Ross: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/621997
Link to ANA Money Talks (1992-1993): https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/multimediadetail/548250
Link to U.S. Treasury Press Releases: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/543206
Link to Smithsonian catalog record for the Congressional Gold Medal for Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King: https://nmaahc.si.edu/object/nmaahc_2014.135abc
CCAC Annual Reports
Link to CCAC Home Page: https://www.ccac.gov/
Link to CCAC Annual Reports on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/511734
The Granite State Philatelist
Produced in Laconia, NH, Hubbard notes in the September 1883 issue that the coin dealer Lyman Low of New York would accept subscriptions to the Granite State Philatelist at his 838 Broadway storefront. This suggests some cooperative relationship between Low and Hubbard, who Low probably did not perceive as much of a competitive threat. W. F. Greaney, a San Francisco dealer, advertised with Hubbard, which was perhaps the cheapest way of promoting a west coast numismatic enterprise on the eastern seaboard.
The publication was short lived; Remy Bourne’s American Numismatic Periodicals 1860-1960 notes 26 issues in 3 volumes, 1882-1884.
Link to the Granite State Philatelist: https://archive.org/details/newmannumismatic?query=granite+state+philatelist&sort=-publicdate
Saul Teichman Creates Judd Pattern Photo Sets
Link to Judd Pattern Photo Sets on NNP: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/archivedetail/548148
Link to United States Pattern Coins at Whitman Publishing: https://whitman.com/united-states-pattern-coins-10th-edition/
A Gold Noel
The holiday season is a reminder of an old tradition of presenting gold coins as a commemoration of Christmas and other significant occasions. Illustrated here is an early 20th century greeting card featuring a cut-out for such a coin. The U.S. Mint correspondence similarly reflects this sentiment, with a disproportionate number of requests for one-dollar pieces coming late in the year. Typical is a December 10, 1889 request from the Central National Bank in New York to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, asking for 50 one-dollar gold pieces “for distribution among the officers of the bank.” Apparently, the rank and file employees failed to meet the cut, even though a one-dollar coin, at the time, would not have been a terribly extravagant holiday bonus. The tradition lives on today, with numerous annual reports of gold coins discovered in Salvation Army donation buckets.
Link to Eclectic Numismatic Treasure Christmas-themed items on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/imagecollection/511173
Link to December 10, 1889 U.S. Mint correspondence from the Central National Bank: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/596140
World Banknote Auctions Catalogs on Newman Portal
Link to World Banknote Auctions catalogs on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctioncompanydetail/514488
Link to World Banknote Auctions website: https://www.worldbanknoteauctions.com/
Newman Portal Symposium Video Available
Videos from all Newman Portal Symposia are posted at https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/multimediadetail/539070.
Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society Papers on Newman Portal
Link to Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society papers on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/archivedetail/547894