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Feb 06 2024

A Numismatic Valentine

Daniel W. Valentine, 1863-1932, is most remembered for his work on the United States half dime series, which culminated in the publication of The United States Half Dimes by the American Numismatic Society in 1931. This work represented the first substantive analysis of Liberty Seated half dime die varieties. Thomas Elder sold Valentine’s collection in 1927, with the exception of the half dimes, which Valentine apparently retained at this point in preparation for publication. Valentine was honored by the New York Numismatic Club with a medal, commemorating his two terms as present of that organization beginning in 1918. Examples are scarce and this piece is among the keys in a set of New York Numismatic Club medals.

Link to ANS / David W. Valentine correspondence:
Link to video of Jerry Fochtman’s 2018 presentation on Valentine:
Link to Thomas Elder’s sale of the Valentine collection:
Link to CNG E-Auction 492, featuring the Jay Galst collection of New York Numismatic Club medals:

Link to CNG Feature Auction #117, featuring additional NYNC medals from Jay Galst:

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