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N. Neil Harris

Biography

(L96)

Born in Lafayette, Indiana. Married to Selma Ann Taul April 6, 1962. They have two daughters. Attended El Camino Junior College and Indiana University. Employed with the May Company in Redondo Beach 1961 to 1962 and later Northronics as a graphic artist in 1962. He worked at Purdue University 1963 to 1973 as a scientific illustrator. Married Jennifer Heizberg August 21, 1982.

Harris served on the board for TAMS after 1970. President of Indiana Numismatic Association 1973 to 1974. He became the 13th editor of The Numismatist in January 1974 and resigned effective June 30, 1988. He served as assistant historian 1969 to 1971 and as ANA historian 1971 to 1976. He received the NLG award as best writer in The Numismatist in 1973. Harris designed several of the ANA convention medals. Served as president of TAMS 1980 to 1982. He appears on one of the TAMS presidential medals issued in 1982. Received ANA Medal of Merit in 1980.

Author of A Catalogue of Convention Badges and Medals 1908-1968 in 1969. Editor of Medals of the United States Mint, the First Century, 1792-1892.

Harris designed the 24 transportation tokens issued for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

bio: WWA 84; WWWest 87 profile: NN 12/26/72; NUM 93 Mar 1980 pages 585-587 profile NN/WWH 12/26/1972

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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