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David Lisot Video Library

David Lisot (1953-2022) was active in numismatic video since the 1980s and created over 2,000 titles.


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    Designer Currency 1/10/2002

    Designer Currency

    An artist known as an "artismatist," Tim Prusmack has created a name for himself by recreating and creating designs of bank notes. This presentation focuses on some of his meticulously reproduced classic pieces of paper money as well as some of his own fantasy creations. In this video you will see and learn about: * The concept of the "artismatist" * How his style was created and he came up with the idea of reproducing currency * Examples of large size notes he has designed including the Educational series, $5 Indian Chief, $50 Ben Franklin, California Gold Note, 1923 $5 Lincoln Porthole, and more * Examples of bank notes of the world * Examples of U.S. small size notes including $5000 & $10,000 * Designer errors and fantasy notes This video will inspire any artist or creative person that the hobby has much to offer! Speaker(s): Tim Prusmack.

    50 Years of Collecting and Communicating 1/10/2002

    50 Years of Collecting and Communicating

    Chet Krause, founder of Krause Publications and his long-time associate Cliff Mishler explore the influences and parallels which caused the coin collecting hobby to boom and prosper from the early 1930's into the 21st century. Chet begins by telling us about: * The history and beginning of Numismatic News on the kitchen table in his parents home * The creation of coin albums, 2x2's and other coin supply stories * What factors contributed to the growth of the coin hobby * The roll and bag market in the 1950's & 60's * When Cliff Mishler was hired and other people who worked at Krause including Ed Rochette, Doug Watson, and others * When mintmarks were removed from coins and he helped bring about their return * Other tales about Eva Adams, Frank Gasparro, Gilroy Roberts, and many more Cliff tells us about how: * The company expanded in the 1970's into world coins and antique cars * A tract of 20 acres was purchased in 1975 outside of Iola, Wisconsin, for a new building as more publications were acquired * From 1978-80 David Harper joined the staff, gold and silver bullion boomed in price, and the publication Bank Note Reporter was purchased, and Krause got its own zip code * Bob Watson and Bob Lemke got the company to start a baseball card publication * Factors in the Krause story include the GSA Carson City silver dollars, Alan Herbert, Chet's retirement, Cliff's presidency, theories of collecting and the future of the hobby Speaker(s): Chester L. Krause & Clifford Mishler.

    NSDR Silver Dollar Market Analysis 01/02 1/10/2002

    NSDR Silver Dollar Market Analysis 01/02

    Both speakers are former presidents of the National Silver Dollar Roundtable. In this lecture presentation they discuss their favorite Seated, Trade, Morgan and Peace dollars. Issues such as rip-offs, counterfeiting, coin doctoring and overgrading will be addressed as well as specific information regarding which coins which grades may be good to purchase. Speaker(s): Randy Campbell & Al Johnbrier.

    Top 50 Peace Dollar Varieties 1/10/2002

    Top 50 Peace Dollar Varieties

    Recent research has doubled the known number of Peace dollar varieties. This video with show-and-tell explores the most significant and valuable examples that are waiting to be found by collectors. * Why Morgan dollars are more popular with collectors * The progression of collecting starting with dates, to mintmarks, and finally die varieties * The history of silver dollar collecting and the people who have contributed to the research * Books on silver dollar varieties * How the top 50 Peace dollars were determined and why they may not necessarily be the rarest * What coins will be the best and the concept of the "WOW" factor * Why there is so much opportunity in collecting Peace dollars varieties Speaker(s): Jeff Oxman.

    Highlights Money Show of the Southwest 2002 2/15/2002

    Highlights Money Show of the Southwest 2002

    Ralph Ross is president of the Greater Houston Coin Club. He helps promote coin collecting all over the country by giving lectures and organizing collector groups, especially for young numismatists. In this video, shot on location at the Greater Houston Coin Club annual convention, he leads viewers on a short and informative tour of a coin show. You will see some of the exhibits at the show including the famous 1913 Liberty nickel, hear from some of the guests in attendance, learn what kind of free information is available, and discuss why you would want to attend a coin gathering such as this. Speaker(s): Ralph Ross.

    GHCC Coin Show Complete 1-19-02 2/15/2002

    GHCC Coin Show Complete 1-19-02

    Ralph Ross is president of the Greater Houston Coin Club. He helps promote coin collecting all over the country by giving lectures and organizing collector groups, especially for young numismatists. In this video, shot on location at the Greater Houston Coin Club annual convention, he leads viewers on a short and informative tour of a coin show. You will see some of the exhibits at the show including the famous 1913 Liberty nickel, hear from some of the guests in attendance, learn what kind of free information is available, and discuss why you would want to attend a coin gathering such as this. Speaker(s): Ralph Ross.

    S.S. Central America 2/15/2002

    S.S. Central America

    The story of the S.S. Central America is one of the most fascinating tales of a shipwreck and sunken treasure to be told. The 1857 tragedy caused the loss of many lives as well as precipitating a major financial panic. Hear the story of the search and discovery of the "ship of gold" from someone involved from the start. Bob Evans is a scientist, geologist and historian who helped discover the actual wreck as well as archive the treasure. This lecture-with-slides shows the discovery site as well as the gold coins and bars that were found. It also includes a question and answer session. Speaker(s): Robert Evans.

    Numismatic Items You Can Afford 2/15/2002

    Numismatic Items You Can Afford

    Not all items in coin collecting will break the bank when you buy them. Find out many of them from the Wilson's. Speaker(s): John & Nancy Wilson.

    Personalities in Numismatics, Part 1 2/15/2002

    Personalities in Numismatics, Part 1

    John and Nancy Wilson are true numismatic ambassadors that have met many other people in the coin hobby. Learn who are the important people. Speaker(s): John & Nancy Wilson.

    Reflections on 50 Years in Numismatics 2/28/2002

    Reflections on 50 Years in Numismatics

    The two mean behind Krause Publications tell their stories. Speaker(s): Chet Krause & Cliff Mishler.

    National Bank Notes of Fort Worth, Texas 5/1/2002

    National Bank Notes of Fort Worth, Texas

    Told by paper rmoney dealer Jim Fitzgerald. Speaker(s): James Fitzgerald.

    1933 $20 David Ganz 6-8-02 6/15/2002

    1933 $20 David Ganz 6-8-02

    David Ganz talks about the fabled 1933 $20 Double Eagle Speaker(s): David Ganz.

    Armen Vartian 1933 $20 Double Eagle 6-8-02 6/15/2002

    Armen Vartian 1933 $20 Double Eagle 6-8-02

    Armen Vartian talks about the legal implications of the 1933 $20 Double Eagle. Speaker(s): Arman Vartian.

    Long Beach Expo Highlights 6-7-02 6/15/2002

    Long Beach Expo Highlights 6-7-02

    Highlights include the 1933 $20 Double Eagle Display with Donn Pearlman, Ronald Gillio, Henrietta Holsman Fore,David Tripp. Speaker(s): David Lisot, Host.

    Fractional Currency 6/15/2002

    Fractional Currency

    When the Civil War broke out in 1861 the outcome of the conflict was uncertain. Hard money in the form of coins in all metals disappeared from circulation. People hoarded whatever money they could to see which side would be the victor. Mark Baskin is a serious collector of fractional currency which was first issued during this time. In this video with slides you will see see and learn: * the financial conditions when the war broke out * postage stamps were first used to alleviate the coin shortage * first fractional notes that looked like stamps * what to look for in the perforated issues * the different companies that printed fractional notes * why centering is so important * problems with counterfeiting * the five different issues that were printed * examples of fiber paper, surcharges, overprints, and how to tell the rarities * the diversity of the third issue and the first 3-cent note * how to determine a gem note * Spencer Clark's appearance on a 5-cent note and the controversary it caused * the effects of acid erosion and how it hurts notes * the 15-cent note of the 4th issue * examples of the most popular notes including specimens and what to look * how to value multiple panes Speaker(s): Mark Baskin.

    ANA Convention Highlights New York, 2002 July 7/31/2002

    ANA Convention Highlights New York, 2002 July

    With Ed Rochette, Henrietta Holsman Fore, John Wilson, Anthony Swiatek, Chris Cipoletti, and Gail Baker.

    Byzantine Emperors of Chaos 8/15/2002

    Byzantine Emperors of Chaos

    A Byzantine Collector and long-time Summer Seminar Instructor, Chris is now the ANA Museum Collections Manager. The years of 685-717 AD. were years of chaos for the Byzantine empire: Eight reigns and seven emperors in twenty-two years. This program will look at the emperors via rare solidus gold coins. Speaker(s): Christopher T. Connell.

    Caring for and Safeguarding Your Coins 8/15/2002

    Caring for and Safeguarding Your Coins

    Jim was the Young Numismatist of the Year in the 1980's and is currently a senior numismatist at Heritage Numismatic Auctions. This presentation is a timely update on how any collector or investor of coins can and should safeguard his holdings. Based on a book written by Steve Ivy and James Halperin, two of the most successful numismatists in business today. Speaker(s): James Stoutjesdyk.

    Credit Cards - The New Money Collectible 8/15/2002

    Credit Cards - The New Money Collectible

    Ken is an ANA Past President and Farran Zerbe award winner. His collecting interests vary widely from odd & curious and primitive money to credit cards and casino tokens. Speaker(s): Ken Hallenbeck.

    Faces in Time 8/15/2002

    Faces in Time

    Radford is a compulsive exhibitor and a life member of the ANA. He is a Numismatic Ambassador, has received two ANA Presidential awards and the Goodfellow Award. Speaker(s): Radford Stearns.

    Florida Tokens 8/15/2002

    Florida Tokens

    Born and raised in St. Augustine, Florida, Edward is a retired Professional Engineer presently living in Jacksonville. Married with 5 children, 14 grandchildren and member of TAMS and Florida Token Society. Mr. Joyce presents an overview of various tokens used by merchants, lumber companies, dairies, turpentine companies, transportation and others in the State of Florida. Speaker(s): Edward R. Joyce.

    General Francis Spinner 8/15/2002

    General Francis Spinner

    John & Nancy Wilson give a presentation on "General Francis Spinner" - An American politician from New York that also served as Treasurer of the United States from 1861 to 1875, and was the first administrator in the federal government to employ women for clerical jobs. 

    He is known as the Father of Fractional Currency and Watchdog of the U.S. Treasury during and after the Civil War. Spinner was also known for signing the different series of paper money in a singular handwriting, which he cultivated in order to prevent counterfeiting.

    John is current ANA president and Nancy served on the ANA board for 8 years. Both are collectors, exhibitors, judges researchers, authors and coin club workers. Speaker(s): John & Nancy Wilson.

    [Item description courtesy of Chriss Hoffman.]

    Harvard College Tokens, Pins and Medals 8/15/2002

    Harvard College Tokens, Pins and Medals

    ANA Board Member Arthur Fitts is a long-time Instructor at Summer Seminar, teaching all aspects of numismatics. HE is also the Board Liaison for ANA's Education committee. Going to college is more than taking courses and going to practice. In this presentation you will see medals and tokens of college life-the subjects, professors, buildings and clubs. Relive the fun and excitement of going to Harvard through the collectible items created by the different groups. Speaker(s): Arthur M. Fitts III.

    Macerated Paper Money 8/15/2002

    Macerated Paper Money

    Nancy Green, ANA Librarian from 1978-1990 and 2001-present, Nancy is the winner of the Medal of Merit award and chairman of National Coin Week from 1984-1989. What happens to paper money when it can no longer be used? Some of the answers may surprise you and are quite collectible. Speaker(s): Nancy Green.

    Paper Money of Mobile, Alabama 8/15/2002

    Paper Money of Mobile, Alabama

    Nolan is the founder and president of the Gulf Coast Numismatic Association, historian and educator. Speaker(s): Nolan Mims.

    Story of the 50 State Quarter Program 8/15/2002

    Story of the 50 State Quarter Program

    Beth is the Editor of Coin World, the largest weekly circulating newspaper devoted entirely to the numismatic hobby. She has been involved in the coinage design committee in the state of Ohio as well as most other major coinage decision for the last 20 years. Speaker(s): Beth Deisher.

    Una and the Lion 8/15/2002

    Una and the Lion

    Larry is currently the curator of the American Numismatic Association. The 1839 5-pound gold piece, known as "Una and the Lion," is considered one of the most beautiful English coins ever made, issued at the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign, it depicts the 20-year old monarch as "Una"-accompanied by a lion that guards her virtue. Speaker(s): Lawrence Lee.

    What's It Worth Now? New Secrets 8/15/2002

    What's It Worth Now? New Secrets

    Scott is the former Vice President of the American Numismatic Association and a professional numismatist and author who resides in New York City. Coins are correctly perceived as stores of value--and quantifying that value is one of the marketplace's most important functions. Every available pricing source will be critically reviewed and evaluated for usefulness and little known facts relating to the population census, and U.S. Treasury statistics will be analyzed. The historical track record wil also be explored, as well as the impact of "economic justification" on coin prices. Speaker(s): Scott Travers.

    James Earle Fraser's 1901 Pan Am SG Medal 8/15/2002

    James Earle Fraser's 1901 Pan Am SG Medal

    Currently the Curator of American Coins and Currency at the American Numismatic Society, Robert was the Curator for the American Numismatic Association from 1981-2001. James Earle Fraser paid tribute to his mentor, famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, with a medal to be issued in connection with Buffalo's 1901 Pan-American Exposition, at which President McKinley was assassinated. A newly discovered die shows the artist's great skill and sensitive treatment of his subject. Speaker(s): Robert W. Hoge.

    US Mint Business Forum 8/15/2002

    US Mint Business Forum

    Henrietta Holsmith Fore, Director, U.S. Mint Speaker(s): Henrietta Holsmith Fore.

    Ways to Collect Early Copper Coins 8/15/2002

    Ways to Collect Early Copper Coins

    Steve collects all aspects of early American copper coins. His expertise includes Colonials as well as regular issues. Speaker(s): Steven Ellsworth.

    ABC's of Coin P-D-S 8/15/2002

    ABC's of Coin P-D-S

    The originator of the PDS System of cataloging minting varieties explains some of the basic rules for identifying PDS; planchet, die & striking varieties. In this video with slides you will see and learn about: * The PDS system and early attempts to organize this information * History of coin dies and their development * All the things that can go wrong striking a coin * Three classes of minting varieties that include errors, intentional changes, and wear & tear * Examples of all kinds of varieties such as recut dies, clips, off-centers, hub doubling, mintmarks over mintmarks, laminations, strike throughs, cuds, die breaks and more Great slides presented by one of the most famous people in numismatics. Speaker(s): Alan Herbert.

    Alexander as Herakles 8/15/2002

    Alexander as Herakles

    Silver coins of Alexander the Great depict Herakles; historic and numismatic evidence reveals that these coins do indeed portray the young Macedonian king. In this video with slides you will see and learn: * The paradigm shift in numismatics regarding the image of people on ancient coins * How aesthetics, history and art history overlap in the study of coins * Examples of early Greek coins with kings' names * Coinage of Tissaphernes, Satrap of Persia, 445-395 BC * Philip II as Zeus * Perdikkas III, brother of Philip II * Antyntas III, father of Philip II * The history of Macedonia and its royal family * Differences between Hellenistic and Classical Excellent video about early Greek coins with revealing information about the images and portraiture. Speaker(s): Michael E. Marottta.

    Bar Kochba Hoard, Ancient Weights, & Restoring 8/15/2002

    Bar Kochba Hoard, Ancient Weights, & Restoring

    Author of the standard reference book for this series, David features recent discoveries and topics of current interest in the field of Biblical and ancient Jewish coins. In this video with slides you will see and learn about: * The earliest documented coin collection from 150 AD * Fake and forgeries of Biblical coins * Story of the Bar Kochba revolt told through the discovery of coin hoards * A collection of 19 coins discovered in a Herodian lamp that included Roman aureii and denarii as well as Bar Kochba coins * Compelling evidence that these coins were actually a collection rather than a savings * How and why the metals electrum, silver and bronze became stores of wealth * Examples of weight scales made of hematite and bronze rings * Bronze Age earrings used as a store of wealth as in the golden calf of Aaron in the Bible * Examples of restoration of Biblical coins and why preservation is so important Speaker(s): David Hendin.

    Consumer Alert 8/15/2002

    Consumer Alert

    Ken's "Consumer Alert" column has been the most widely read feature in The Numismatist for the past 16 years. His presentation highlights some of the most bizarre scams and the true bargains he has seen in the numismatic marketplace. In this lecture-only video you will learn about: * Ken's column in The Numismatist * Where he gets ideas for his articles * How his stories focus on exposing abusive practices * The importance of reading books and become knowledgeable * How the column helps educate advertisers about correct numismatic terms * Why pricing cannot be controlled * Examples of scams including one from Nigeria that will supposedly make you millions * Ways to protect yourself from the scam artists One of the oldest columnists for the ANA shares his stories with candor and humility. Speaker(s): Ken Bressett.

    Counterfeit Obsolete Notes in Early New York City 8/15/2002

    Counterfeit Obsolete Notes in Early New York City

    Early in the 19th century counterfeiters were at work in New York City, passing a variety of notes to the public. This talk presents testimony brought to trial, and in some cases, the evidence itself; both genuine and counterfeit. In this video with slides you will see and learn about: * How banks issued the paper money in the 1800's * Why the public was hesitant to accept bills * New York City and why there were so many counterfeiters * Multiple stories of people passing phony bills, how they were caught, their excuses, and what the notes looked like that they were using This is a great video with actual police depositions regarding each case. Speaker(s): Christopher T. Connell.

    English Coins after the Conquest 8/15/2002

    English Coins after the Conquest

    Conspiracy, intrigue, usurpation civil war-even murder, perhaps. These are the hallmarks of the two centuries following Norman Conquest of England in 1066; succession by second sons, by claimants who did not have the best or most legitimate claim, territories lost and regained. In this video with slides you will see and learn about: * How Edward the Confessor, Harold II, and William all played a role in the Norman conquest of England in 1066 * William II who followed in 1087 and later died mysteriously * The deterioration of coinage under Henry I * Stephen's rule and the warfare that resulted * A hoard of Henry II coinage found and the story of his stormy marriage to Eleanor * Richard the Lion Hearted and how John ruled while he was away * How and why coins were clipped on the edges * Who signed the Magna Cart in 1215 and why * Henry III and Edward I * How the Christian cross was used on coinage to prevent damage A video with great images of England's rulers showed on actual coinage of the day. A great presentation for anyone interested in numismatics and history. Speaker(s): Arthur M. Fitts III.

    George Hatie Collection of Coins on Postcards 8/15/2002

    George Hatie Collection of Coins on Postcards

    George Hatie, former ANA President (1979-1980) once owned this collection. Although most cards are of a European motif, a few U.S. examples are included. It is a program, which can be enjoyed by postcard and coin collectors alike. In this video with slides you will see and learn about: * The legacy of George Hatie and how his postcard collection was sold * the countries where the cards were printed * * multiple examples of cards including greetings, New Year's, holidays, and other themes * examples of cards found with various coins including gold * how pigs are shown on cards to symbolize wealth and prosperity A great video for anyone who wants to see lots of examples of postcards with coins on them. Speaker(s): Gerald L. Kochel.

    History of Krause Publications 8/15/2002

    History of Krause Publications

    Clifford ended up as president of Krause. He shares the story. Speaker(s): Clifford Mishler.

    Hogge Money of Somers' Islands 8/15/2002

    Hogge Money of Somers' Islands

    An examination of the Somers' Isles Hogge Money revealing when it was issued, its intended purpose in the mercantile colony, when and why it ceased circulating, and what happened to all of the cons after it failed as a medium of exchange. This program also features an overview of die varieties and pairings, as well as a look at the first potential evidence that these coins circulated in America. In this video you will see and learn about: * The mysterious history of these coins * Facts that are known about planchet composition, annealing and tin dipping * Legends of the islands and tales of shipwrecks * The intended uses of the coins and how they were ridiculed when introduced in 1616 * The story of the despotic governor of the islands Dan Tucker and how he was finally removed * Theories whether Hogge money ever circulated in the Colonies * How a small hoard of coins discovered on Castle Island added much needed information An informative video about one of the New World's most intriguing tokens. Speaker(s): Mark A. Sportack.

    How to Get Your Money's Worth 8/15/2002

    How to Get Your Money's Worth

    Drawing from the experience of a 35-year professional career as a rare coin investment specialist, Maurice Rosen reveals the inside tips you need to become a better consumer in today's market. In the video you will see and learn about: * Rosen's background as an MBA and investment advisor * The difference between net liquidation value and psychic value * Differences between rare coin investment and stocks * Difficulties in determining coin prices * Wholesale versus retail pricing and why coin pricing is so unique * Why rarity can be misleading * The importance of buying high quality coins * Market cycles and how coins are promoted * Why general collecting is better than specialty collecting * Actual tips on how to protect yourself while forming your rare coin investment portfolio This video contains great information from one of numismatics' longtime investment advisors. Speaker(s): Maurice Rosen.

    Introduction to Early Large Cents 8/15/2002

    Introduction to Early Large Cents

    In the mid-19th century, early cents began to inspire generations of numismatists with individuality, personality and allure. If you love coins but are disillusioned by their commoditization, rekindle the romance with the early copper coinage that has seduced so many. This video will introduce collectors to the special challenges and rewards of collecting early large cents, from lore to literature, to grading and attribution. You will see and learn about: * Strategies for collecting including terms and concepts * Stories of William H. Sheldon * Why the minting process was so important * The plethora of varieties and the essentials of literature * Why mint-state is not the focus and the different meanings of condition census * The importance of pedigree * Joseph Mickley and his pursuit of the 1799 large cent * The Cogan Auction Sale of 1862 * Cataloguers of large cents including Edward Maris, Edouaard Frossard, W.W. Hays, William Sheldon, and Bill Noyes * How grading is different for large cents This video will capture you with its great delivery and important Information. Speaker(s): John Warshawsky.

    Irish Copper Coins of George II & III 8/15/2002

    Irish Copper Coins of George II & III

    Graham Dyer has researched the coinage struck for Ireland in the mid to late 18th century. In this lecture with slides he reveals some particular insights to this historical area of coinage including: * the challenges in striking all coinage for Great Britain during this period * how royal warrants were the basis for all coinage struck for Ireland * why the Royal Mint was not responsible for the shortage of Irish Coinage * the quantities of coins ordered and coins delivered * examples of genuine and counterfeit pieces * why coins of George II were issued during the reign of George III * the mystery of the 1755 Irish half penny and why the coin should not exist although it is listed in most coin price publications * examination of known 1755 half pennies to be counterfeits * conclusions of the lessons of research, careful observation and the reliability of mint records This is a great video of original research that presents needed information about a popular area of numismatics. Speaker(s): Graham Dyer.

    Metal Monies of Africa 8/15/2002

    Metal Monies of Africa

    An overview drawing examples from the Henry Collecting describing and explaining the myriad forms, functions and historical development of African traditional monies made of indigenous iron and copper. In this video-with-slides you will see and learn about: * How tools were used as a store of value and recent finds * Examples of how and knife money * Similarities between early Chinese and African money * Definitions of money * Blacksmiths and the power they gained * Use of money in Bride's Wealth * Why the value of iron money declined * Body ornaments including neck, leg, and bracelets as stores of wealth * Copper crosses and what gave them their value * Examples of other money including Kissi pennies and throwing knives A great video featuring African money items from a fantastic collection. Speaker(s): Francine Farr.

    Mott Token 8/15/2002

    Mott Token

    This presentation challenges the conventional idea of when the Mott Token was struck and who struck it. In this video you will see and learn about: * Definition of a Hard Times Token * Actual years the Mott token may have been struck * Different types of planchets used * That this token was once thought to be a counterfeit * Difficulties explaining the minting process * How a pocket watch helped answer some difficult questions * Mott's true identity and why the token was misattributed for years * Russ Rulau's contribution to this research * Who the engraver may have been * A Mott token struck over a Newcome variety large cent A fascinating video that challenges conventional wisdom regarding one of numismatics most intriguing pieces. Speaker(s): John Lorenzo.

    My Years with the New York Times 8/15/2002

    My Years with the New York Times

    Few publications in the world enjoy as much stature and influence as the New York Times. For nearly 10 years, Ed used this bully pulpit to report on events in the realm of coins, analyze trends and promote the hobby's interests through his weekly numismatics column. Ed retraces his journey through the pages of America's most prestigious newspaper. In this lecture only video you will learn about: * How Ed worked at the New York Times for 10 years, 1979-1989 * Why the Times became interested in Ed and his writing * His first article on July 1, 1979 about the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin and the controversy over the image * The challenge of the title of the column and its content * Coverage of the Garrett Collection Auction and the record prices realized * Deadlines for stories and how they were communicated to the paper * Criticism for obscene articles * Championing the cause for coinage redesign * The strained relations with the U.S. Mint * First strike ceremonies and why Ed felt obligated to attend * His support of sculptor Alex Shagin * The story of the final column * The decision to write a book and the process involved This is a story only Ed could tell and this is the video where you can hear it. Speaker(s): Ed Reiter.

    New Slant of US Coinage of 1855 8/15/2002

    New Slant of US Coinage of 1855

    This presentation addresses the italic "5" that is exhibited on all denominations of U.S. coinage of the 1850's. In this video with slides you will see and learn about: * How specialization in collecting lends itself to new discoveries * Examples of slanted 5's and 6's * The effects of the California Gold Rush and the introduction of calligraphy * What defines a slant on a coin numeral * The attitudes towards coinage in the 1850's * Why the "Red Book" of coin pricing only identifies certain slant 5's * Terminology needed to allow more precise communication * When slant lettering ended and why * Disagreement of experts over three and four digit logotypes * How counterfeiting may have affected coin lettering A very esoteric lecture with slides about a fascinating area of the coin hobby. Speaker(s): Craig Krueger.

    New York City-Coin Auction Capital of US 8/15/2002

    New York City-Coin Auction Capital of US

    A look at the important place in numismatic history that New York City has played as the showcase for many of the most important auctions ever to take place in this country. Scott reviews many important sales and the collectors and dealers who made them noteworthy. In this lecture only video you will see and learn about: * What three cities were the most important to the numismatic hobby * Why Edward Cogan is considered the father of coin auctions * Early sales from the 1840's & 1850's * The Chapman Brothers of Philadelphia and why they held sales in New York * Famous personalities including Woodward, Thomas Elder, Abe Kosoff, Kreisberg, Schulman, Parmilee, Bushnell, Garrett and more * Insider stories about many of the sales * Why New York is no longer the primary city for coin auctions If you like the inside perspective of coin auction history this lecture only video is for you. Speaker(s): P. Scott Rubin.

    Photographic Numismatics 8/15/2002

    Photographic Numismatics

    An illustration of coins, medals, tokens and currency related to photography and photographic antiques. This extensive "collection" only exists as slides: the wide range of items is from museums and collectors worldwide. In this video with slides you will see and learn about: * The invention of photography in 1839 * The earliest known daguerreotype * Collectors of these items and examples from their collections * Examples of daguerreotypes, advertising notes, store cards, world tokens and medals, checks, encased postage, wooden nickels and more all with photographic themes A great video with lots of slides of an interesting area of crossover collecting. Speaker(s): Nicholas M. Graver.

    Punch Marked Coins of Ancient India 8/15/2002

    Punch Marked Coins of Ancient India

    Punch marked coins constituted the most extensive monetary system of ancient India. The talk covers silver punched marked coins manufactured from 500 BC to 150 BC. In this video you will learn about: * The first coins of 700-800 BC * Early reference works on Indian coins * Categories and time periods of early Indian coins * How and why coins were cut and punchmarked * Extensive studies by scholars in this area * Early and modern literature that is available * Why some coin hoards that were discovered were melted * Coinage of the various dynasties * Numismatic lessons of preserving heritage This video is a scholarly work covering a fascinating area of early Indian numismatics. Speaker(s): K. Visweswaran.

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