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Apr 04 2021

NNP Symposium Video Posted

Video from the Fall 2021 Symposium (October 15-17) is now posted.

Videos from the recently concluded NNP Symposium (October 15-17) are now posted on Newman Portal. Produced by Lianna Spurrier of Numismatic Marketing, this event featured a total of 27 speakers presenting on a wide variety of numismatic topics. Among the most viewed presentations were Ellen Feingold and Jennifer Gloede speaking on the National Numismatic Collection. This session included the premier of a 20-minute video, produced by Newman Portal, on the United States coins in the National Numismatic Collection.

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Nov 22 2021

A Thanksgiving That Wasn’t

An 1872 UK “National Thanksgiving” medal by Wyon actually commemorated a March 1872 service in St. Paul’s Cathedral, attended by Queen Victoria, that celebrated the recovery of the Prince of Wales from typhoid. This piece from the Goldberg’s January 2014 sale, lot 3238, is described as “Great Britain Medal, 1872 BHM-2928; Eimer-1618. Bronze. 77 mm. By J.S. & A.B. Wyon. Victoria. Prince of Wales, National Thanksgiving. Londonia inviting Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales to enter St. Paul's Cathedral, Britannia standing nght. Reverse. A view of the interior of St. Paul’s with congregation, royal arms to left and those of the City of London to right.” The medal realized $588 on a $200 to $250 estimate. 

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Nov 13 2021

American Numismatic Society Member Circulars Digitized

Scanning of ANS library materials, sponsored by Newman Portal, continues at a brisk pace. Recently scanned were a set of about a hundred ANS member questionnaires, c. 1890. These circulars include rich biographical information and will be useful to students of ANS and numismatic history. The entry for Emmanuel  J. Attinelli will be of special interest to bibliophiles, as he wrote the first substantive bibliography of American numismatic literature, Numisgraphics, in 1875. Attinelli, a physician, was clearly proud of his American-Italian heritage and Old World noble roots. The document is signed by Attinelli’s wife, who wonders if the Society might take some relics off her hands, said to have originated from catacombs in Italy.

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