Smith, Peter ("Pete")
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.
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)
He has provided content directly to the Newman Numismatic Portal.
1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage: Addenda
American Numismatic Biographies (updated)
“The Gene Trimble Collection of Personal Chips”
Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: Addenda
“Numismatist Association Items”
“Personal Tokens and Medals of American Numismatists”“Portrait Medals of American Numismatists 1867-2021”
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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
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.
The Challenging Literature of A.M. Smith
Images and text from Pete Smith's exhibit at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) convention held in Denver, CO. The exhibit includes numismatic publications and ephemera related to A.M. Smith (1841-1915).
History of the Northwest Coin Club, 1934-2009
History of the Northwest Coin Club (Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN), by past president Pete Smith.
A catalog of the Pete Smith collection of numismatist mirrors, issued by numismatists or numismatic organizations.
Numismatist Association Items
The Pete Smith collection of numismatist association items, cataloging ephemera related to American numismatists.
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.
Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes (Addenda)
This addenda updates Jon Amato's Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes.
The original work may be purchased from Heritage Auctions (as of 11/2017) at:
The Gene Trimble Collection Of Personal Chips
Catalog of the Gene Trimble (1942-2017) collection of personal chips.
S. H. Zahm Trade Cards
Store and trade cards issued by S. H. Zahm, 19th century Lancaster, PA coin dealer.
Personal 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.
Portrait Medals of American Numismatists, 1867-2020
Compilation of over 250 portrait medals depicting American numismatists, primarily issued by numismatic clubs and societies.
American Numismatic Biographies
Capsule biographies of approximately 1800 individuals involved with American numismatics, including dealers, authors, industry leaders, artists, and subjects.