David Lisot Video Library
David Lisot has been active in numismatic video since the 1980s and has created nearly 2,000 videos.
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Professional Coin Grading Service Set Registry Meeting about the early days of numismatics with David Hall, Ron Guth, Art Kagin, & Julian Leidman.
Speaker(s): David Hall.
The American Numismatic Society is one of the oldest numismatic collector organizations in the world. Founded in 1858 the Society has some of the greatest collections of coins ever assembled. Hear the stories of the collectors who donated their numismatic holdings to this venerable institution from the ANS Executive Director, Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan.
Speaker(s): Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan.
Most people begin their collections by buying a single copper coin. The more they collect the more likely they are to become intrigued by the lure of early American copper coins. Learn the basic rules to build a great collection and avoid the pitfalls that include:
* getting and using a good book for information
* clubs to join especially the Early American Coppers
* how to handle and store coppers
* how to grade and determine condition
* different directions to take with your collecting
Speaker(s): Stephen Carr.
Learn all you need to know to collect this intriguing series of US coins. Issued from 1793 until 1857 this series includes many varieties and rarities. In this video you will see and learn:
* how low many of the mintages are
* different ways to collect including by type, date, variety, die state or error
* levels of collecting and how it affects you budget
* cherrypicking and the many opportunties
* reference works and pricing guides to help you learn more
Speaker(s): Jim McGuigan.
Greg Heim has spent years of his life collecting and learning about half cents. He shares his insights about how to collect this series and stay on a budget that still allows you to assemble a collection that can be fun as well as profitable.
Speaker(s): Greg Heim.
Hear these advanced collectors and dealers share their expertise about the state of the early American coppers market. Find out the trends in the hobby, the latest discoveries, and ways to learn more about the field.
Speaker(s): Tom Rinaldo, Ed Masuoka, Red Henry, John Wright, Bob Grellman, Jon Lusk.
This is a computer program that was developed to help identify the different varieties and die marriages of the various early coppers. The program is being continually updated and this presentation is a report detailing the latest developments from its creator.
Speaker(s): John D. Lusk.
Legendary collector George Clapp donated his world-class collection of large cents to the American Numismatic Society. Included were some of the finest examples of these coins available. Here stories about this man who ran Alcoa and the coins that are part of his legacy from ANS Curator Robert Hoge.
Speaker(s): Robert W. Hoge.
The question is how many of American's earliest copper coins have actually survived? This is a major topic of discussion that includes many of the hobby's brightest and most devoted collectors. Hear and learn the latest information available on this important numismatic issue.
Speaker(s): EAC Members.
The Project goal is to assemble and eventually print a comprehensive color photographic work on the various die states of the 58 collectible and 11 non-collectible Sheldon varieties of the 1794 large cents. Hear this update on this ongoing project from the EAC members who spearhead this noble effort.
Speaker(s): Bim Gander, Chuck Heck, & Jon Warshawsky.
Many people feel daunted when they try to address the filed of Colonial coins. John Kraljavich shares what collectors needs to know to include this confusing area of numismatics in their collection. In this lecture video presentation you will see and hear:
* about early collectors of these early copper pieces
* the historical background of the first US coins and their creation
* the difference in collecting Colonials and the reference books needed
* which Colonials circulated alongside regular issue US coinage and why come are considered more collectible
* world coins that circulated at that time
* challenges of grading Colonials
Speaker(s): John Kraljevich.
Heritage Auctions is the world's largest seller of numismatic items in the world. Hear why they grown to greatness. Speaker(s): Jay Johnson.
2005 San Francisco ANA Convention parade of numismatic rarities offered by Heritage Auctions.Some frivolity with Tom DeLorey afterwards.
Includes ANA opening ceremony with Chris Cipoletti, ANA Executive Director, comments by Gail Baker, ANA Educational Director, Douglas Mudd, ANA Curator, Steve Contursi, Jeff, Beth Deisher, Donn Pearlman and more. Speaker(s): Chris Cipoletti and more.
"information highway" is a modern term that denotes the transfer of information. The Silk Road of the 1st-8th century AD was just such a road in ancient times. Goods and coins traveled its route as well as other items. In the image filled presentation you will see and learn: * the first traveler along the road and who sent him * conditions along the way * why silk became so popular that provoked commerce * examples of coinage found along the way including Sassanian, Byzantine, and Chinese * different routes that all ended up in China * influence of the Buddha * what brought the demise of the Silk Road Speaker(s): Prudence Fitts.
An informative introduction to the many ways to benefit and learn about collecting coins. Presented by Lane Brunner, ANA educator, you will learn about: * the meaning of numismatics * coins as a reflection of culture * examples of state quarters and their significance as well as earlier coins and paper money * changes in money brought about by way * importance of condition and grading * history and value, handling and storage, cleaning, and things for which collectors should watch out. Speaker(s): Lane J. Brunner, Ph.D.
A firsthand account of the beginnings of coinage and paper currency in Colonial America. Speaker(s): Donald Kagin, Ph.D.
A brief history of the Comstock Lode and the famous mines that defined silver mining in the United States. It was this silver find that necessitated the creation of the Carson City Mint. Speaker(s): John W. Escott.
Hear the overview of the future of the American Numismatic Association as explained by Executive Director Chris Cipoletti. He discusses plans and programs that have been implemented as well as his vision of the future. These include: * mission statement of the ANA to help people discover and explore the world of money * expanded program offerings and traveling exhibits * success of Coins in the Classroom to help educate teachers * announcement of a new annual magazine, budget challenges, fundraising initiatives, partnerships with other organizations, and consumer protection programs. Speaker(s): Christopher Cipoletti.
If you are looking for a new and different collecting interest try your own home town. There may be merchant tokens and good-fors, commemorative tokens and medals, even obsolete scrip and national bank notes. See examples like this for the town of Framingham, Massachusetts. Speaker(s): Arthur M. Fitts, III.
Coin denominations are a clear gauge of a nation's merchant economy. In the ninteenth century America had a diverse set of coins that include values that today may seem strange. Speaker(s): Lane Brunner, Ph.D.
This "forward looking" talk explores the evolution of coin collecting and what possibilities the future holds. * supply and demand considerations * time line of numismatic events starting the the 1850's * current factors affecting the market including deficits, balance of trade, Social Security concerns, the declining dollar, job losses, a sideways stock market, record oil prices, and the war in Iraq * developments and technologies that have and will affect the coin market * why the coin market looks so good for the future. Speaker(s): Michael S. Fey, Ph.D.
ANA Executive Director Chris Cipoletti introduces the Convention dignitaries and guests. You will meet the new US Treasurer Anna Cabral as well as all the ANA board of Governors. Speaker(s): Chris Cipoletti, Moderator.
Capped Bust halves have been a collector favorite for decades. These staples of the 19th century have drawn a strong following for their beauty and die varieties. You will see and learn the basics in getting started collecting. Speaker(s): Lane J. Brunner, Ph.D.
The English Civil War of 1642-49 pitted King Charles I against Parliament, which controlled the Royal Mint in London that continued to strike gold and silver coinage. See the coin issues of the Royalist's throughout the land that rallied to help the king's cause. This presentation includes:
Background of King Charles I who ruled from 1625 to 1649
Examples of coinage that show Initial marks, privy marks, denominations, clothing styles, equestrian figures and interesting legends
Explanation of the belief in the divine right of kings
Uses of Spanish silver
The different quality of coins produced
Examples of coinage struck by the Royalists forces until the capture and execution of Charles Speaker(s): Arthur M. Fitts, III.
Covers the basics of collecting Franklin halves and the challenges in completing the series. Speaker(s): Lane J. Brunner, Ph.D.
Learn from one of America's most knowledgeable numismatists about one of the most popular coin series including:
Ways to collect
What constitutes "full bands"
Late date Mercury's in the series that are scarce in high grade
Why the 1916-D is so rare yet so available
Why Population Reports can be misleading
How collecting has evolved and the concept of Registry Sets
Effect of die state on strike, luster and details Speaker(s): David W. Lange.
History and mystery of the Russian coins of Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich from 1825. The story includes:
how Constantine proved his bravery as a young man
The death of his father Alexander
The confusion of the succession of leadership between Constantine and his brother Nicholas Speaker(s): Eugene Markov.
"Nefarious Purveyors of the 'The Queer'"
Learn about the paper money before the Federal issues. You will learn:
Uncertainty of accepting Wildcat Era bank notes
The ease of creating paper money
How to determine whether the bank itself was good
Publications that listed"bad" banks
Use of counterfeit detectors
Ways to tell a counterfeit vs. Genuine bank not
Types of counterfeiting Speaker(s): Wendell Wolka.
Syd and Fred share their memories of the early days of error coins including the local and national clubs, the different personalilties and publications. Their discussion includes:
Examples of the early publications
History of the first organizations
How Fred Weinberg got started in errors
History of the hobby and famous personalities
The need to understand and know the minting process
Why availability of errors has changed
The Belt Collection of 1974
How third party grading has helped the hobby
Explanation of the "Wow" factor Speaker(s): Fred Weinberg & Syd Kass.
America's greatest numismatist shares stories about other great collectors. Stories include B. Max Mehl, Mrs. Henry Norweb, Harry Bass, Amon Carter, Ed Trompeter, Armand Champa, and John Ford. Q. David even discusses his own collection of state quarters. Speaker(s): Q. David Bowers.
Learn about what was required to make America's earliest money including:
Concern of the Mint for quality of their coinage
Challenge of coin die production
Discovery of a Bust half die dated 1809 and the information learned from it
Al Overton and his research on Bust halves
Handwork on early coin dies and how they were produced
Innovation of the reducing lathe
The progression of hubbing and reduction of handppunching
History of alloys and processing methods for steel Speaker(s): Christopher Pilliod.
An illustrated history of the legendary company with an emphasis on numismatics. You will see and learn about:
The discovery of gold in California that created the need for coinage
Efforts by private issuers and the government to create a uniform coinage
Formation of American Express in 1850 that included Wells & Fargo
How gold started as dust and ended up as money
Examples of paper drafts, stock certificates, checks and other monetary instruments that are now collectible
Why Federal paper money was not accepted in California
Importance of steam ships to get to California
The Wells Fargo mail system including the Pony Express and use of stage coaches
Buyouts, mergers, corporate raiders, completion of the railroad, Emperor Norton, gold-backed national bank notes and more Speaker(s): Robert J. Chandler.
Frank describes the many and varied ways to collect US type coins including:
Definition of a type coin
Ways to collect
What to look for when collecting circulated type
Examples of coins Speaker(s): Frank Van Valen.
Use of imagery on coinage has been influenced by the concepts of society since the earliest of times. Learn some of what has driven the decisions that have been made including:
That George Washington did not want his image on any coinage
Coin designs offered by Ben Franklin
Efforts to forge a national identity
Why individual States were allowed to strike their own coinage at first
The influence of classical Roman ideals
Examples of French coinage that show the development of the concept of liberty on coin
The need to create an American coinage to replace the discredited Colonial and Revolutionary issues
Pattern coinage proposed by Robert Morris and why they were not accepted
Thomas Jefferson's proposal for a decimal based coinage system and a national mint
The debate over the law passed in 1792 defining US coinage Speaker(s): Douglas Mudd.
Learn about So-Called dollars. These medals are about the size of a US silver dollar and were struck to commemorate significant events in history. This presentation includes:
Definition of a So-Called dollar
Categories that include fairs & exhibitions and historical events
How some events had dozens of different pieces struck
Explanation of why different pieces were struck, in what quantities and in what metals
Some of the activities including the Erie Canal, World''s Columbian Expo, Trans-Mississippi, Wells Fargo, Continental Dollar restrikes, Louisiana Purchase, San Francisco earthquake, Jamestown, Panama Canal, Wilson Dollars, Pan-Pac Expo and more
The debate over whether So-Called dollars should be slabbed Speaker(s): Jeff Shevlin.
His Family's Influence During the Early Years
Story of America's first engraver of the mint who died of Yellow Fever in 1793 before he was confirmed. This presentation includes information about:
*his parents and why his mother learned to sculpt wax
how his mother who lived in London may have been a spy for the Colonies
Joseph's travels to America that ended in shipwreck
Evidence that his wife Sara may have been the model for the 1792 quarter pattern
Speaker(s): P. Scott Rubin.
This features historical aspects of Seated coinage from the Western mints from the 1850's through the 1890's including:
How Christian Gobrecht (1785-1844) became chief engraver at the Mint
Use of the screw press to make coins and its limitations
How dies were produced and why it created varieties
Examples of "S" mint seated coinage including branch mint proofs
Discovery of the Comstock Lode in the 1860's and the eventual building of the Carson City mint
Unusual attributes of CC mint coinage
How to tell rare CC die varieties
Story of the 1870 coinage of the San Francisco mint
Eventual closing of the CC Mint in 1893
Resources available for collectors Speaker(s): Darrell Low & Leonard Augsburger.
Learn about the most famous of the Karl Goetz medals satirizing the sinking of the British liner, Lusitania, by the German submarine U-20. See and learn about the different German varieties as well as issues by the British, Americans, and other countries. This presentation include3s:
Background of Goetz, the German medallist
Story of the Lusitania and the controversy surroundings its sinking
Examples of the many different issues of the medal and why they were struck
Related ephemera including boxes, pamphlets, posters, cartoons and more Speaker(s): Greg Burns.
"The Civil War, the Comptroller's Office and 73 Years of Bank Notes"
See this overview of the wide varieties of ways to collect the many issues of National currency including:
Story of wild cat banks
How the Civil War affected America's money causing the creation of the first Federal issues
Act of February 25, 1863 that created National bank notes and how the system worked
Survival of the different bank note issues
Gold and its affect on the value on paper money
Problems with national bank note currency
Effects of WWI on America's money
Story of Hugh McCulloch and John Jay Knox who appear on certain issues
Examples of the different series and names of banks
The problems that brought about the demise of National currency
Speaker(s): Peter Huntoon.
Fun and frivolity with the numismatic hobby's most zany and intellectually gifted people. See them and enjoy their humor as they honor one another for their literary accomplishments at this annual bash. Speaker(s): Wendell Wolka, Ed Reiter, and Scott Travers.
Historical perspective of the area of the Little Big Horn and how discovery of gold affected its settlement
Why the Indians were uncooperative with the government
Diagram of the battlefield
Account of the battle by Wooden Leg, an Indian who told of finding money on the bodies of the dead soldiers
Money and coins that were found
How a fire in 1983 allowed excavation of the battle site and examples of what was discovered Speaker(s): Erik J. Heikkenen.
A coin struck in 2004 commemorated the Australian cruiser Perth and the American cruiser Houston. Both were sunk in a sea battle in 1942 by the Japanese. Learn the survivor's' fate after being taken prisoner as well as:
Overview of the start of WWII
Story of the sea battle
The cruel treatment of the prisoners
Salvage of the ships Speaker(s): Tom Sebring.
Counterfeit coinage has plagued collectors for decades. This presentation discusses the diagnostics and manufacturing methods employed by the fakers. Speaker(s): Christopher Pilliod.
The newly appointed Treasurer shares her story and perspectives of the current market. Speaker(s): Anna Escobedo Cabral.
Learn the story of the people who ran America's mint in Nevada that struck some of this country's most desirable coinage. This presentation includes the story of the first mint Director and all subsequent people who were involved in Carson City. Speaker(s): Hal V. Dunn.
On September 12, 1857, the SS Central America sank carrying the greatest lost treasure: tons of California gold. A team of scientists and engineers that included Bob Evans recovered over two tons of gold. This gold created a sensation in the numismatic community. Includes commentary by Q. David Bowers about the coins and people involved. Speaker(s): Robert Evans.
Presented by well-known educator and teacher, Walter Ostromecki. Discover techniques and way's to bring the hobby of coin collecting alive to kids and families. Speaker(s): Walter Ostromecki.
To allow prisoners to operate in a monetary economy and earn money from prison jobs, many institutions issued special "Prison Money" for their inmates. These distinctive tokens could be used to buy cigarettes, snacks and other items from the commissary. This presentation includes:
Why tokens are permitted in prison
Problems of using real money
Prison society and how it works
Reference works available
Tokens issued from different states
Collecting postcards depicting prisons
Examples that include "Blood Money"" token of Rarcoman, MS, Mutual Welfare League of Sing Sing, Coca Cola, Pepsi and candy issues, prison scrip for movies and hair cuts, errors and varieties
Different ways to collect Speaker(s): Sarah & Phil Nordin.
Legendary Stan Lee talks about collecting and how Heritage Auctions helped him sell.