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Feb 19 2020

American Numismatic Society Library Acquires Robert Martin Notebooks on Connecticut Coppers

Through the generosity of Syd Martin, Roger Siboni, and Tony Terranova, the ANS library has acquired the Robert Martin notebooks on Connecticut coppers. These recently appeared in the Stack’s November 2019 Baltimore sale (lot 5056), and are there described in part “These eight binders represent Robert’s life’s work—nearly five decades of research on the Connecticut copper series. Robert would copy, cut and paste onto sturdy 8.5”x11” 3-hole punched pages auction appearances, fixed price listings, reports from fellow collectors, images, emails, articles, photocopies from the Hall manuscripts and just about any information he could find about Connecticut coppers—die marriages, history, and technical details.” The value of this material is self-evident, and anyone collecting or researching Connecticut coppers will find much of interest.  These eight binders have been digitized at ANS and are now available on Newman Portal.

Link to Robert Martin notebooks on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/archivedetail/536317

Image: Sample page from Robert Martin notebook 4, depicting condition census M. 27-a.1 Connecticut copper.
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