Born in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Graduate of Rutgers University in 1910. Served with the Coast Artillery in 1918.
He served in several offices for the ANS:
Librarian January 27, 1915, to January 15, 1938
Secretary January 20, 1917, to April 15, 1947
Editor October 1, 1921, to January 13, 1945
Curator January 15, 1938, to April 15, 1947
Chief Curator April 15, 1947, to Aug 31, 1953
Curator of Greek Coins April 16, 1947, to Jan 10, 1953
Chief Curator Emeritus September 1, 1953, until 1969
He received the Archer Huntington Award from the ANS in 1937.
Author of The Medallic Work of A. A. Weinman in 1921 as ANS monograph 7; The Castine Deposit: An American Hoard in 1942 as ANS monograph 100; The New England and Willow Tree Coinage of Massachusetts in 1943, ANS 102; The Oak Tree Coinage of Massachusetts in 1947, ANS 110; The Coinage of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1950; The Pine Tree Coinage of Massachusetts in 1952, ANS 125; The Silver Coinage of Massachusetts of 1973.
He died in a hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
obit: NYT 6/5/69
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Number 125 in the ANS Numismatic Notes and Monographs series, Noe's essay on the Pine Tree coinage completed his trio of monographs on Massachusetts silver. Once again, Crosby, the rock-like foundation for any study of the early coinage of our country, was frequently cited, to the extent of reprinting Crosby's die tables for the Pine Trees. Noe renumbered the Crosby varieties, adding a number of clarifications, and today these remain the standard for Pine Tree attribution. Noe further treated copies, inevitable imitations of anything desirable and ancient. Many of the plates illustrated examples from the T. James Clarke collection, which eventually landed in the hands of the acquisitive John J. Ford. As a result, Ford XII (October, 2005) is a mandatory "go with" for Noe, featuring oversized photography almost better than the coins themselves. Voted #52 of the top one hundred items of numismatic literature by the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.