Born in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the Civil War he served as a captain with the New York Volunteers. Married. In 1870 he advertised in the AJN as a banker and broker dealing in government securities, foreign and domestic specie, stocks, bonds, and gold. He also bought and sold rare coins.
In 1866 he proposed a journal for the ANS. This led to publication of the American Journal of Numismatics. He also contributed articles. He was Treasurer of the ANS May 9, 1867, to March 26, 1874.
His collections were included in several auction sales. One sale was scheduled for April 27-29, 1865. Because of the death of President Lincoln, the sale was postponed to May 29.
Levick’s date of birth remains a mystery. In 2002 he was inducted into the CWTS Hall of Fame and in 2018 into the ANA Hall of Fame.
bio: CW/NM 5/12/76; The E-Sylum 4/4/2021 obit: NUM 21; Oct-Nov 1908 p. 355
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Names of firms on tokens issued during the Civil War 1860-1865; (also) Names of firms on tokens other than the war series and issued from 1789 to 1890, except such as may have been issued in Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Virginia, California and far west states.
[p. 302 ; 4 to,Manuscript]. American Numismatic Society library rare book room.
Rubbings of some rarities, dated January 25, 1860, (also a few newspaper cuttings of date 1881).
p. 382 ; sq. 12 mo. American Numismatic Society rare book room copy.
J. N. T. Levick's book of rubbings.
Date is approximate. This unique copy is from the ANS library.