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The E-Sylum (11/28/2010)

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Last week's Featured Web Site was Dave Baldwin's site on Lovett Tokens and Medals. Devoted to the numismatic works of Robert Lovett Sr. and his sons, the site is a work in progress. Dave sent this follow-up. -Editor

I am not quite sure whether to thank John Sallay or not for notifying the E-sylum readers of the launch of my new website! I took Dick Johnson's advice not to wait till it was complete before putting it on the web so there is a lot of work to do. I did sort of a 'soft launch' by sending out to a few individuals. But it is out there now; and I do appreciate John's effort to let everyone know about it.

I am looking forward to hearing from anyone about the site and their comments and critiques. I am no researcher and definitely not a computer expert. So please let me know if you see problems with the site (which I usually catch myself) or factual errors. Currently I am putting up images of pieces from my own collection but hope to be able to solicit images from others and ultimately be able to list all the works of Robert Sr. and his sons. This is an ambitious project! And one which I hope will lead to a catalog of their works.

I am also very open to anyone who would like to contribute to the site. If you have some information/research that may not be conducive to an entire article but would like to share it with the numismatic community I would love to include it, with proper credit given of course. Katie Jaeger will be doing the biographical sketches so keep an eye out for that. And I have already had several emails on suggestions where to find information.

So please take time to look at it occasionally. Hope you enjoy it is much as I have.

To visit the web site, see:

On a related note Rick Stroman writes:

I thought this article might be of interest concerning the two recent articles, one on the Lovetts (medal makers) and the other on the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society. This was taken from the Coin Collector's Journal November, 1878 issue.

WPNS 1878 medal article part1 WPNS 1878 medal article part2

I came across this article when researching the early history of WPNS. Lovett made a great medal for the society, and it was struck in white metal, copper and silver. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: FEATURED WEB SITE: LOVETT TOKENS AND MEDALS (

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