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    American Numismatic Biographies (pg. 64)

    11/3/2012 Biography

    to 1988 obit CW 2 14 79 NN 2 10 79 NUM 92 Mar 1979 p 536 ANAHist 1303 DOB SSDI Clain Stefanelli Elvira Eliza Olinescu Author and Curator b 12 16 1914 d 10 1 2001 Bom in Bucharest Rumania Romania Received a degree in history from Franz Josef University in 1936 She moved to Rome in 1939 and came to America in 1951 She spent 14 months in the Buchenwald concentration camp Married to Vladimir Clain Stefanelli December 29 1938 They had one son She assisted her husband at Coin Galleries She joined the Smithsonian staff in 1957 In 1973 she received the Smithsonian gold medal for exceptional service Appointed Executive Director of the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution September 1983 In 1992 she received the ANA Medal of Merit Retired July 1 2000 She d


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    American Numismatic Auctions (pg. 355)

    11/17/2009 [Numismatics Auctions]

    BE 90 1 200 96 NNP New Netherlands Coin Co John Bergman 06 19 2003 GEORGE F KOLBE 91 941 80 NNP John S Davenport Frank Van Zandt 11 13 2003 GEORGE F KOLBE 92 1 635 140 NNP A Sage Old Roman 06 01 2004 GEORGE F KOLBE 93 1 000 308 NDP John J Ford Jr 08 19 2004 GEORGE F KOLBE 93a 50 16 NNP American Numismatic Society Library Chair Endowment Benefit Sale 10 14 2004 GEORGE F KOLBE 94 1 313 108 NCP Vladimir Elvira Clain Stefanelli Frank Laurese Katen 06 04 2005 GEORGE F KOLBE 95 400 128 NDP Craig Ruanne Smith 06 04 2005 GEORGE F KOLBE 96 750 192 NDP John J Ford Jr 09 29 2005 GEORGE F KOLBE 97 766 56 NNP Vladimir Elvira Clain Stefanelli Page 345


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    American Numismatic Auctions (pg. 1,068)

    11/17/2009 [Numismatics Auctions]

    Stanislaus Henry Chapman 04 22 1911 Siegelman Harold Heritage Auction Galleries 09 19 1996 Siesel Edward C Lyman H Low 12 13 1904 Silberman Herb Harmer Rooke 1 11 17 1969 Silliphant Sterling Heritage Auction Galleries 07 20 1988 Silsby Thomas L Elder 05 20 1916 Silva B da John W Haseltine 11 06 1876 Silverman J Thomas L Elder 11 18 1920 Silverthorn A Thomas L Elder 09 17 1932 Simkhovitch Vladimir Anderson Galleries 01 12 1922 Simkhovitch Vladimir Sotheby s 4619 05 21 1981 Simon Stanley Stack s 01 18 1989 Page 1058


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    American Numismatic Auctions (pg. 1,077)

    11/17/2009 [Numismatics Auctions]

    03 Steele F J Lyman H Low 11 26 1902 Steele Joseph Abe Kosoff 78 81 08 22 1953 Steele Julius C Thomas L Elder 02 26 1938 Steelman Jim Coin Galleries 04 21 2004 Steer S D Thomas L Elder 15 02 26 1908 Steer S D Mrs Thomas L Elder 15 02 26 1908 Steers Edward P Lyman H Low 201 05 25 1920 Steers Edward P Lyman H Low 202 09 21 1920 Stefanelli Vincent Thomas L Elder 11 20 1931 Stefanelli Vladimir Elvira George F Kolbe 94 10 14 2004 Stefanelli Vladimir Elvira George F Kolbe 97 09 29 2005 Steffan M S H H Chapman 07 12 1895 Stehlin Charles Thomas L Elder 04 27 1917 Stehlin Charles Thomas L Elder 07 20 1917 Steiblin Maurice Joel Reznick 11 24 1990 Steig Michael Bowers Ruddy 60 09 21 1982 Steigerwalt Charles Henry Chapman 05 12 1913 Steigerwalt Charles Henry Chapman 06 25 19


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    American Numismatic Auctions (pg. 920)

    11/17/2009 [Numismatics Auctions]

    M Stack s 10 15 1938 Ciccarelli Richard Dr Stack s 12 09 1992 Cicero New Netherlands 55 12 07 1960 Cincinnati Art Museum Stack s 06 03 1977 Cincinnati Art Museum Coin Galleries 09 29 1977 Cincinnati Numismatic Assoc Orville J Grady 10 03 29 1990 City Union Mission Bowers Merena 11 12 2009 Clain Stefanelli George F Kolbe 97 09 29 2005 Clain Stefanelli A Stack s 01 16 2006 Clain Stefanelli Vladimir Elvira George F Kolbe 94 10 14 2004 Clain Stefanelli Vladimir Elvira George F Kolbe 97 09 29 2005 Clare Craig Thomas L Elder 04 25 1919 Clare Craig Thomas L Elder 07 18 1919 Clare Craig Thomas L Elder 07 09 1920 Clare Craig Thomas L Elder 10 08 1920 Clark Thomas L Elder 05 08 1936 Clark Heritage Auction Galleries 06 04 1998 Clark E H Thomas L Elder 9 02 20 1907 Clark E H Thomas L El


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    History of the National Numismatic Collections

    /1968 Numismatics; Smithsonian

    History of the National Numismatic Collections Clain Stefanelli Vladimir History of the National Numismatic Collections by Vladimir Clain Stefanelli 1968


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    American Numismatic Association Centennial Anthology (pg. 95)

    /1991 Numismatics

    From the Drawingboard of a Coin Engraver Sketches by Christian Gobrecht for the Coinage of 1836 1839 By Elvira Eliza Claiii Stefauelli Executive Director National Numismatic Collection This papier is dedicated to the meaiory of my husband Dr Vladimir Clain Stefanelli who spmred io effort to en rich our National Numismatic Collection It is a rare privilege to assist an artist during his period of creativity We are often asking ourselves about the creative p rocess in a work of art about the flow of impressions and ideas before they become the concrete form of an accomplished work We do have this opportunity when leafing through a handfu


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    Chartered for Progress: Two Centuries of American Banking, A Pictorial Essay

    /1975 [Numismatics Banking]

    Chartered for Progress Two Centuries of American Banking A Pictorial Essay Elvira and Vladimir Clain Stefanelli Chartered for Progress Two Centuries of American Banking A Pictorial Essay by Elvira and Vladimir Clain Stefanelli This is an in copyright publication Snippet results will appear in the Newman Portal search results


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    The Coin Collector's Manual: Vol. II (pg. 187)

    /1853 Numismatics Coins

    ing the most common but the heraldic badges ot different states such as the lion c c are found upon the hracteates of different countries The coinage of Hungary belongs to a similar class to that of Bohemia The coinage of Poland is that of an allied race and conse quently follows a similar course in its development and progress to that of Bohemia COINAGE OF RUSSIA In Bussia when Vladimir or Volodemir I Duke of Eussia in 981 married the daughter of the Byzantine emperor art first began to dawn on Eussia The Tartar conquest of 1238 interrupted the course of civilisation for a long period and not till 1462 when the foreign yoke was thrown off can the modern race of sovereigns be said to commence The capital was anciently Kiof but the custom of dividing the territory amon


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    American Numismatic Auctions (pg. 23)

    11/17/2009 [Numismatics Auctions]

    1134 66 4 H J C Mitchelson Dr S T Wolcott 11 05 1915 ANDERSON AUCTION CO 1171 531 32 NNH John E Burton Pt II 02 04 1916 ANDERSON AUCTION 1197 476 34 NNH N Y Gentleman Cataloged by W CO Raymond T Elder 03 26 1917 ANDERSON AUCTION 1290 400 87 NN J L Clawson B A Brown 19 CO Numismatic lots 01 07 1918 ANDERSON AUCTION CO 1324 47 6 J B Learmont 01 12 1922 ANDERSON AUCTION CO 492 84 Vladimir Simkhovitch 11 16 1927 ANDERSON AUCTION 65 3 Emanuel Hertz 336 Non numismatic CO lots ANDERSON STEFFEN Chicago IL 05 27 1936 ANDERSON STEFFEN 392 6 p In Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine AL ANDERSON Troy OH 11 11 1980 AL ANDERSON 39 0 24 NPC 03 17 1981 AL ANDERSON 40 0 24 NPC 07 21 1981 AL ANDERSON 41 0 32 NPC 10 20 1981 AL ANDERSON 42 0 36 NPC 03 16 1982 AL ANDERSON 43 0 32 NP


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    American Numismatic Auctions (pg. 113)

    11/17/2009 [Numismatics Auctions]

    NbP 05 20 1986 CHRISTIE S 651 59 NpP 09 22 1986 CHRISTIE S 803 116 NQP Thomas N Shipp Jr 09 22 1986 CHRISTIE S 712 84 NbP 12 08 1986 CHRISTIE S 6298 1 034 110 NbPc 03 16 1987 CHRISTIE S 796 100 NbPc 06 15 1987 CHRISTIE S 6424 891 138 NQPL United Bank of Illinois McCormac Randall 02 10 1988 CHRISTIE S 6546 710 86 NpPc 06 08 1988 CHRISTIE S 6606 944 125 NQ 09 20 1988 CHRISTIE S 6652 730 102 Nd c Vladimir Kvetan 09 28 1988 CHRISTIE S 41 90 NDP American Banknote Company 02 07 1989 CHRISTIE S 229 63 Nd c Wreck of the H M S Feversham 02 07 1989 CHRISTIE S 851 104 NQ Wreck of the H M S Feversham 05 01 1989 CHRISTIE S 6852 509 70 Nd c 05 02 1989 CHRISTIE S 6830 531 128 NQ Texas Collection Page 106


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    American Numismatic Auctions (pg. 592)

    11/17/2009 [Numismatics Auctions]

    ERNET Non numismatic lots 06 09 1980 SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET 4393 232 56 NdP Luther M Otto III 07 08 1980 SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET 4407 345 39 NdP Luther M Otto III 10 04 1980 SOTHEBY S 4425 188 16 NdP Firm name changed to Sotheby s 12 15 1980 SOTHEBY S 4502 397 33 NdP 02 24 1981 SOTHEBY S 4546 328 30 NdP Charles E Robbins Daniel Breen R Brown 05 21 1981 SOTHEBY S 4619 418 35 NdPRE Joseph Defino Vladimir Simkhovitch 07 16 1981 SOTHEBY S 4668 489 38 NdPE G M Golden F Hefter 1 M Hyman Y Nir 12 08 1981 SOTHEBY S 4751 462 30 Nd John R Farnell Pt 1 George M Golden 01 14 1982 SOTHEBY S 4774 422 20 NdP Charles Horton Vince Lombardi 05 26 1982 SOTHEBY S 4873 395 25 NQP John R Farnell Sr 09 21 1982 SOTHEBY S 4924 329 25 NQP S Hallock DuPont Pt 1 10 14 1982 SOTHEBY S 4931 209 17 DQP Scott Kinnear 03


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    American Numismatic Auctions (pg. 954)

    11/17/2009 [Numismatics Auctions]

    926 Gallo Joseph L Bowers Merena 01 28 1988 Gallo Raymond Abe Kosoff 10 11 1961 Galloway G Norton Stan V Henkels 06 03 1896 Galpin A S H H Chapman 05 01 1883 Galster J F William Hesslein 140 02 06 1931 Galster J F William Hesslein 141 04 17 1931 Galster J F William Hesslein 142 06 26 1931 Gambert J J New Netherlands 44 06 23 1954 Gambert J J New Netherlands 45 04 22 1955 Gamboa Vladimir Heritage Auction Galleries 02 03 1994 Gander E Hans M F Schulman 3 03 15 1941 Gans Leopold Lyman H Low 03 14 1900 Ganter George B J Presidential 56 06 25 1994 Ganter George B J Presidential 57 11 19 1994 Garbe Gunther P Bowers Merena 03 21 1996 Garber Henry Christensen 24 12 10 1964 Garcia Arnulfo Richard A Long 9 11 30 1974 Garcia Arnulfo Richard A Long 10 07 28 1975 Garcia A


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    American Numismatic Auctions (pg. 998)

    11/17/2009 [Numismatics Auctions]

    hapman 12 18 1908 Kuntz G Lee Superior 10 06 1991 Kurrley A M H Bolender 93 11 03 1934 Kurtz C Thomas L Elder 6 07 03 1906 Kurtz C Thomas L Elder 7 10 03 1906 Kurtz C Thomas L Elder 10 05 06 1907 Kurtz Edward William Hesslein 115 01 29 1926 Kurtz Edward B Max Mehl 73 04 20 1926 Kussakoff Antonoff Henry Christensen 55 03 28 1975 Kutner Newton H New Netherlands 43 04 24 1954 Kvetan Vladimir Christie s 09 20 1988 La Jolla Superior 09 29 1981 LaRiviere Lucien M Bowers Merena 11 11 1999 LaRiviere Lucien M Bowers Merena 03 15 2001 LaRiviere Lucien M Bowers Merena 05 21 2001 Laconte Harold Stack s 03 24 1967 Laden Jacob William Hesslein 126 03 29 1928 Page 988


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    The Complete Guide to Shield & Liberty Head Nickels (pg. 179)

    /1995 Numismatics

    researched article on the coin noted that the new design for the Buffalo Indian Head nickel was slow in arriving at the mint A schedule had to be kept the article added and it is assumed that the diemaker prepared dies for the 1913 Liberty head Apparently these dies were used to strike no more than five coins One of these coins has now been added to the Smithsonian s priceless collection Vladimir and Elvira Clain Stefanelli curators of the Smithsonian s Division of Numismatics said that without the piece the Smithsonian s 20th century collection of United States coins would not be complete The coin was donated by the Honorable and Mrs R Henry Norweb who presented it to the Smithsonian in commemoration of their 60th wedding anniversary The coin will go on exhibit in conjunction wi


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    Coins, Medals, and Seals, Ancient and Modern (pg. 140)

    /1861

    being the most common but the heraldic badges of differ ent states sucb as the lion etc arc found upon the bracieaks of different countries The coinage of Hungary belongs to a similar class to that of Bohemia The coinage of Poland is that of an allied race and consequent ly follows a similar courso in its development and progress to that of Bohemia COINAGE OF RUSSIA In Eussia when Vladimir or Volodcmir I Duke of Russia in 981 married the daughter of the Byzantine emperor art first be gan to dawn on Russia The Tartar conquest of 1238 interrupt ed the course of civilization for a long period and not till 1462 when the foreign yoke was thrown off can the modern race of sovereigns be said to commence The capital was anciently Kiof but the custom of dividing the territory


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    Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, vol. 1 [A-D] (pg. 93)

    /1904 Medals

    3 gems of modern style with this signature may have been the work of Alessandro Cesati Bibliography C W King op cit 260 Babelon op cit 166 256 ALEXEJEFF BASILE VladimirO WITCH Russ Born in 1823 died in 1881 Son of the Medallist Vladimir Alexejeff He received his education at the Technical Mining School attached to the Techno logical Institute at St Petersburg and entered the Mint in 1845 as Medal engraver In 1871 he was appointed Professor at the Russian Academy of Arts Among the medals engraved by him the following are the best known Portrait of A


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    Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, vol. 1 [A-D] (pg. 94)

    /1904 Medals

    39 of some fine medals commemorating various events in the reigns of Catherine the Great and Paul Bibliography Dr J Meyer op tit Bolzenthal op tit ALEXEJEFF Vladimir EPHRAIMOWITCH Russ 1784 1832 He entered the S Petersburg Mint in 8oi to learn engraving and in 1805 was promoted to the position of Medallist on account of his success and artistic achievements The following medals are also by this artist Coronation of Nicholas I Peace of Adrianople 1825 by Klepikow Death of Czarina Alexandra Feodorowna Dedication of the Isaac Cathedral


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    Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, vol. 6 [T-Z] (pg. 232)

    /1916 Medals

    ckeysen gives a J Verdeloche Engraver at Paris 1650 1658 VERDET M me ANNA French Contemporary Sculptor born in Paris At the Salon in 1885 this artist exhibited a Portrait medallion in bronze M Charles VERDIER M me LOUISE French Nee RAMELET Contemporary Sculptor born in Paris pupil of the Association philotechnique By this artist are 1889 Portrait medallion of Prince Vladimir Dolgoroukow 1890 Six Portrait medallions 1893 M C etc VERDIER VICTOR HENRI JOSEPH French Contemporary Sculp tor born at Tournus Saone et Loire pupil of M Verlet At the Paris Salon 1912 he exhibited a Portrait medallion of M me D deC VERDUSSEN JEROME Flem Mint master at Antwerp in conjunction with Martin Cambier from 26 July 1629 to 30 March 1639 VERE A B


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    History of the National Numismatic Collections (pg. 3)

    /1968 Numismatics; Smithsonian

    Contributions from The Museum of History and Technology Paper 31 History of the National Numismatic Collections Vladimir Clain Stefanelli ORIGINS AND EARLY YEARS TO 1880 3 GROWTH OF THE COLLECTIONS 1880 1923 6 NEW DEVELOPMENTS 1923 1948 12 RECENT HISTORY 1948 1966 14 EXHIBITS 18 CARE OF THE COLLECTIONS 28 TECHNICAL EXAMINATION OF MATERIALS 31 NEW HORIZONS 33 APPENDIXES i smithson s gold sovereigns 62 II THE COLUMBIAN INSTITUTE S NUMISMATIC COLLECTIONS 63 III JOHN VARDEN S WASHINGTON MUSEUM 63 IV THE NATION


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    History of the National Numismatic Collections (pg. 5)

    /1968 Numismatics; Smithsonian

    HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL NUMISMATIC COLLECTIONS By Vladimir Clain Stefanelli ORIGINS AND EARLY YEARS TO 1880 The national numismatic collections had their beginnings in the early 19th century in Washington D C They found a central repository in the Smith sonian Institution when that organization was founded in 1846 in compliance with the will of James Smithson an English scientist who bequeathed his fortune to the United States for the increase and


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    History of the National Numismatic Collections (pg. 107)

    /1968 Numismatics; Smithsonian

    28 36 Brown John P 68 73 74 79 Bull George 90 Bullowa Catherine 17 Bureau of Standards 32 Burris R LeGette 14 Burt Charles 3n Butler Major General B F 1 1 California gold 26 30 32 Canova Antonio 3 Care of collection 28 31 Carey Charles 99 Carroll of Carrollton Charles 46 Casanowicz J M 27n 88 Chaffin M H 95 Clain Stefanelli Elvira 14 22 Clain Stefanelli Vladimir 22 23n 3311 Clark A Howard 12 Cleaning of coins 28 30 Cogan Edward 670 Coin stamper 23 61 Coins African 19 ancient 17 20 23 25 3 2 33 46 47 Argentinian 25 34 Belgian 22 Canadian 16 49 Chinese 9 19 21 Colonial American 18 26 27 English 62 63 Far Eastern see also under respective countries 9 19 foreign 6 11 14 17 21 23 26 33 38 39 47 102


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    The Way to Make Money (pg. 41)

    1/23/1853 [Numismatics U.S. Mint]

    or years as one of the four families that controlled the mint who also received some of the proceeds He was protected by Mint Director Robert Meskell Patterson and others ultimately fired 2 December 1854 by President Franklin Pierce 69 This is an early description of the coin cabinet it was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution as the national coin collection in February 1923 See Vladimir Clain Stefanelli History of the National Numismatic Collections Washington Smithsonian Institution 1968 108 pages See also note 27 above 70 The United States Assay Commission is a continuation of an English tradition the trial of the pyx A committee of American citizens tested samples of coins set aside for this purpose When coins were made of precious metal this was a form of chec


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    American Numismatic Association Centennial Anthology (pg. 310)

    /1991 Numismatics

    elopment of numismatics in this country through study at the universities and through proper government support given to the national numismatic collection A spe cial sixteen page pamphlet distributed his address to the public at large This plan was the basis of a friend ship between Wormser and Theodore Belote which inspired both men to forge common goals for the fu ture of numismatics Dr Vladimir Clain Stefanelli in his History of the National Numismatic Collection de scribed Wormser s ideology as follows In retrospect it is clear that one central idea guided Wormser in all his actions to increase the size and importance of the national numismatic holdings through joint efforts until it would rank with such great representative col lections as those in London Paris and Berlin He


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    American Numismatic Association Centennial Anthology (pg. 311)

    /1991 Numismatics

    cimens or originals of the many issues of paper money which our Government has made and to acquire by donation in the name of the A N A a collection of 500 to 600 Austrian emer gency notes As unrealistic as Wormser s proposals might have sounded to a curator who had to manage single handedly a large highly diversified department Wormser s ideas were prophetic fortv two years later Dr Vladimir Clain Stefanelli negotiated a transfer from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing of over three hundred thousand certified proofs of United States paper currencies to which he added in 1978 another transfer of over eight hundred original notes Thus another of Wormser s wishes became realitv The correspondence following the Montreal con vention in August 1923 between M Wormser and T Belote and


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    American Numismatic Association Centennial Anthology (pg. 313)

    /1991 Numismatics

    nt the value of the cooperation of the American Numismatic Association in connection with the development of the national numismatic collection Wormser refused in 1936 to be reelected to the Board of Governors but he continued up until his untimely death in the spring of 1940 to be a member of the Coin Purchasing Committee together with Howland Wood who preceded him in death in 1939 Dr Vladimir Clain Stefanclli 1914 1 2 Curator of the Division of Numismatics 1956 1982 and Curator of the Moritz Wormser Memorial Collection The request of the Smithsonian in 1928 to obtain the funding for a curatorial position did not find any support in Congress and the war vears passed 297


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    American Numismatic Association Centennial Anthology (pg. 315)

    /1991 Numismatics

    Old ru iid Ct ninuni Cmih Smithsonian VVe always dreaded working under the heavy wood framed glass tops which we called the guillotine because of their precarious balance The complete re modernization of the Smithsonian s Coin Hall in 1961 under the direction of Dr Vladimir Clain Stefanelli appointed Curator of the Numismatic Di vision in 1956 after Stuart Mosher s death gave the A N A loan collection a more contemporary appeal A special semi automatic case with rotating trays gave the viewer the opportunity to select the country of his or her choice by pressing a button A world map above the sleek wooden case provided especially for young viewers the opp


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    American Numismatic Association Centennial Anthology (pg. 114)

    /1991 Numismatics

    Mi m iliza CLiin Stcttintili 4 Acc no 227S03 cat ni b07b3 donati m trom J B Stack Niov t inbcr 12 1959 diameter 5 In con nection with the accessioning process of this gal ano medallion Dr Vladimir Clain Stefanelli made a few interesting remarks which 1 am quoting here verbatiin The surprising discov ery of the original galvano for this design merits special attention In fact electrotyping became known in the United States in the late 1830s being referred to as Jaco bi s process This was due to a description of his electrodeposition process published in the Lon don and Edinburgh J


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    American Numismatic Association Centennial Anthology (pg. 149)

    /1991 Numismatics

    king the Comitia Americanas will inevitably lead the collector back into the roots of our heritage The series represents at once the least expensive and the most satisfying education that our hobby has to offer 4 Selected Bibliography 1 The Medallic Histon of the United States of America J F Loubat New York 1878 Two volumes 2 Medals Commemorating Battles of the American Revolu tion Vladimir and Elvira Clain Stefanelli Washington DC 1973 3 Medals of the United States Mint R W Julian The Token and Medal Society 1972 Admiral Vernon Admiral Edward Vernon for Porto Bello showing Vernon s six warships at the defended mouth of the harbor Private collection Most people are great or they are not great Edward Vernon was really neither For most of his life he was a decent solid


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