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May 14 2020

Newman Portal Digitizes Numismatic News

The reference set of Numismatic News numbers about 2,000 issues, and is held by the Iola (WI) Historical Society. This material, with the kind assistance of George Cuhaj and Cliff Mishler, was shipped to Washington University in St. Louis just prior to the CV-19 closures. We were able to scan about 70 issues prior to the shutdown and look forward to resuming as the campus reopens in phases. A big thanks to George Cuhaj for personally packing all of this material and handling shipping logistics with the Iola Historical Society. Numismatic News will be scanned at Washington University on a large-format Atiz scanner.

While this content remains in-copyright and will not be available for full-view on Newman Portal, brief snippets will appear in NNP search results and provide users sufficient context to determine if a specific issue is of interest. Similarly, Newman Portal previously digitized Coin World, with the assistance of Beth Deisher, Rick Amos, and the American Numismatic Society. Although presenting these publications with full-view would be optimal, we felt that digital preservation of this content was sufficiently compelling to proceed with the work. These two journals form an important record of numismatics for the period covered and contain numerous articles reported nowhere else. 
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