234 records found.
Andrew Pollock’s New Publications on United States National Banks, 1863-1935
Link to Andrew Pollock publications on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/booksbyauthor/528054
The Mint Master on Newman Portal
Link to The Mint Master on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/533919
Getting to Know Eric P. Newman, Part 1
Link to Secret of the Good Samaritan Shilling video on NNP: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/570537
Link to Ford/Hamelberg copy of the Bushnell sale on NNP: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctionlots?AucCoId=21&AuctionId=510831
Newman Numismatic Portal Adds Gerry Fortin Rare Coins Daily Blog
Link to Gerry Fortin Rare Coins Daily Blog archive on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/534276
Eric P. Newman Research Notes for Vermont Coinage Article Digitized
“Detective Newman is again on the case, describing a heretofore unknown coin that explains why the series 1787 and 1788 Vermont coppers with bust facing right display the distinctively British insignia of the crosses of St. Andrew and St. George in the shield on the reverse, and not the emblem of Vermont. After a thorough review of the literature regarding this phenomenon, Newman describes a counterfeit British halfpence excavated in Stepney, Connecticut, which can be punch-linked to the Vermont coppers, and demonstrates how the punches originally used to counterfeit the halfpence were later diverted to Vermont copper production after the June 7, 1787 Machin’s Mills agreement was signed. This finding settled a century-old scholarly debate.”
Newman’s research file for this article is now online, most notably including the original paste-ups with photographic plates. Also included here are related correspondence and research notes in Newman’s hand.
Link to Eric P. Newman research file for A Recently Discovered Coin Solves a Vermont Numismatic Enigma: https://archive.org/details/vermontenigma1958epnresearch
Link to Centennial Publication of the American Numismatic Society on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/538305
Kolbe & Fanning Auction Sale Catalogs on Newman Portal
As previously announced by Kolbe & Fanning, in conjunction with the sale of the George F. Kolbe library on October 26, the firm is making their historic auction sale catalogs available on Newman Portal. The majority of these have now been posted on Newman Portal, with the remainder coming soon. After a modest beginning in 1976, the firm was running full tilt by its ninth sale in 1981, which featured consignments from Armand Champa, the estate of Kenneth Lee, and the Essex Institute. Harry W. Bass, Jr. John W. Adams, Jack Collins and many others competed to drive prices up to record levels, and the pursuit of collecting numismatic literature fully came into its own. The formation of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society complemented the commercial activity, and since then Kolbe & Fanning have handled many important libraries, including those of Adams, Bass, Stack’s, Ford, and others.
This catalog set as a whole describes over 100,000 items of numismatic literature, and, while there is naturally some lot duplication, it is clear that this represents a monumental effort, comparable in scope to the ANS library catalog. This copious record has, and will continue, to serve as a premier bibliographic resource for numismatic literature, with detailed and authoritative descriptions of nearly every important work in the field.
Kolbe and Fanning have cataloged even the most esoteric items with an eye toward putting them into greater context and giving the reader a well-formed idea of their place in the numismatic universe, often more substantive than might first appear. Some works are by definition more mundane than others, but all are given careful consideration in these thoughtfully prepared catalogs.
Link to Kolbe & Fanning auction sale catalogs on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctioncompanydetail/513111
Newman Portal Adds The Check Collector
Link to The Check Collector on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/publisherdetail/533715
Scouts BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge Crash Course
Link to BSA coin collecting merit badge on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/569518
Christopher McDowell Publishes Census of Pitt Farthings
With little in the way of a documentary record, the pieces themselves tell the story. They were issued in two sizes, historically referred to as “farthings” or “halfpennies” even though no coining authority has been identified. They did circulate in the colonies, and have been found by detectorists. The small format “farthing” pieces are substantially more scarce than the large format “halfpenny,” with values in Fine-12 of $15,000 and $1,200, respectively. Under sponsorship of the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Chris McDowell has prepared a census of all 24 known examples of the Pitt farthing. With such a low population, detailed investigation into each example is greatly facilitated, and McDowell’s paper will be the last word on the subject absent the discovery of a hoard.
One of the more interesting pieces is the Anton brass specimen, said to include presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and Lyndon Johnson in its provenance. It was offered by Bill Anton, Jr. in the February 2005 Numismatist and there described as gem uncirculated. Anton corresponded with Eric P. Newman regarding this piece in 1971, forwarding X-rays that Newman used to verify the absence of a casting port. McDowell was able to track down images for this piece, and for all others, except in a single case. With the images, this paper will serve as the “go to” guide for anyone wishing to acquire or catalog an example.
Link to Pitt Farthing census on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/569217
Emperor Norton Biography
Link to Emperor Norton of United States: https://archive.org/details/emperornorton1927dres