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Mar 29 2019

John Kraljevich Opines on Indian Peace Medals in Verse

Is it possible to deliver a numismatic presentation that is at all once authoritative, compelling, entertaining, and rhyming? Indeed it is, and, to prove this is no April Fools farce, the video proof may be seen on the Newman Portal. Captured by David Lisot at the 2013 Early American Coppers convention in Newark, OH, the ten-minute talk is chock-full of couplets such as “My girlfriend objected ‘the whole thing in verse?’ I know, I know, I’ll have to rehearse.” The Q&A portion was not delivered in verse, so there are always additional challenges for Mr. Kraljevich. Such is the spirit of the EAC that the presentation was naturally well-received. The next edition of the annual EAC convention will be held May 2-5 in Dayton, OH, and the educational forum presenters will be hard pressed to sustain the same level of creativity!

Link to Early American Medals from Necessity to Ghent on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/560211
Link to David Lisot Video Library on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/multimediadetail/522852
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