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Smith, Peter ("Pete")

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Born in Redwood Falls; grew up in New Ulm, Minnesota. Graduate of Mankato (MN) State College in 1966. Employed by Minneapolis Public Schools 1973 to 1989. Employed 1993 to 2001 with Dorsey & Whitney, an international law firm. Employed with a coin firm 2003-2018.

Historian for the Early American Coppers club 1979 to 2007. Member of the Numismatic Literary Guild and the Numismatic Bibliomania Society. Served as historian, vice president and president of the Northwest Coin Club. Member of the board of NBS in 1997 and president 2001 to 2007. Board member for TAMS. Winner of the Howland Wood “Best-of-Show” award in 1996. Member of the Rittenhouse Society. In 2016 he received the ANA Glenn Smedley Award. 

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Numerous articles in Penny-Wise after 1980.

"United States Turban Cents 1808-1814" in America’s Copper Coinage 1783-1857 for the ANS COAC in 1985.

The Story of The Starred Reverse Cent (1986)

"Names With Notes" originally in P-W and republished as a monograph in 1992.

American Numismatic Biographies (1992)

"Names in Numismatics" column in The Numismatist after May 1993.

Building, Maintaining and Disposing of a Numismatic Library (1994)

“Vermont Coppers: Coinage of an Independent Republic” for the 1995 ANS COAC.

Laws of the U.S. Congress Authorizing Medals.

Co-author with Orosz and Augsburger of 1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage (2017)

 



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    History of the early American copper club, 1966-1986 1986

    History of the early American copper club, 1966-1986

    Chronology of the EAC, on the 20th anniversary of the organization.

    The Story of the Starred Reverse Cent 1986

    The Story of the Starred Reverse Cent

    The Story of the Starred Reverse Cent by Pete Smith. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

    American Numismatic Biographies 11/3/2012

    American Numismatic Biographies

    Capsule biographies of about 2000 individuals involved with American numismatics. In addition to relying on published sources such as the The Numismatist, author Pete Smith has conducted extensive primary research over many years, often directly with the individuals profiled. This volume contains substantial biographical information found nowhere else.

    History of the Northwest Coin Club, 1934-2009 2017

    History of the Northwest Coin Club, 1934-2009

    History of the Northwest Coin Club (Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN), by past president Pete Smith.

    Numismatist Mirrors 1/8/2017

    Numismatist Mirrors

    A catalog of the Pete Smith collection of numismatist mirrors, issued by numismatists or numismatic organizations.

    Numismatist Association Items 2/13/2017

    Numismatist Association Items

    The Pete Smith collection of numismatist association items, cataloging ephemera related to American numismatists.

    Pesonal Tokens and Medals of American Numismatists 4/7/2017

    Pesonal Tokens and Medals of American Numismatists

    A record of the Pete Smith collection of tokens and medals of American numismatists, describing thousands of such pieces from the 19th to 21st centuries.

    1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage (Addenda) 8/16/2017

    1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage (Addenda)

    Addenda to the book 1792: Birth of a Nation's Coinage, published by Ivy Press in 2016. This addenda includes portions of the original draft removed for space reasons, as well as pedigree corrections and updates.

    The book itself may be purchased through Ivy Press at http://ha.com/boanc.


    The Gene Trimble Collection Of Personal Chips 1/20/2019

    The Gene Trimble Collection Of Personal Chips

    Catalog of the Gene Trimble (1942-2017) collection of personal chips. 

    S. H. Zahm Trade Cards 6/28/2019

    S. H. Zahm Trade Cards

    Store and trade cards issued by S. H. Zahm, 19th century Lancaster, PA coin dealer.

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