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Julian Mark Leidman

Biography

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Born in Albany, New York. Attended the University of Maryland 1964 to 1965. Married Frances Paster March 24, 1979. They have two children.

Dealer in Silver Spring, Maryland since 1965. He served as a director of the Professional Numismatists Guild 1975 to 1987. He has been a contributor to the "Red Book" and the Judd pattern book.

His collections have included currency of the District of Columbia, colonial currency of Maryland and American tokens prior to the Civil War. Kagin's auction of August 16-17, 1985, had items from Leidman including an important group of coins and currency from Maryland.

The "Collection of Julian Leidman" was sold in a joint auction conducted by Bowers and Merena and the Presidential Coin and Antique Company April 12, 1986. His consignment included an important group of Hard Times Tokens. The sale also included material from other consignors. Named ANA Harry J. Foreman Dealer of the Year in 2009.

bio by correspondence, 1991; interview 5/9/91 NN/WWH 8/8/95

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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