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Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium

The Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium is a periodic online numismatic conference, sponsored by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), and produced by Lianna Spurrier of Numismatic Marketing. 

The first Symposium was held August 28-30, 2020, and second event March 19-21, 2021. See also the NNP Symposium home page (https://nnpsymposium.org/).

 

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    Surpassing Eliasberg: The Story of DLRC and the D.L. Hansen Collection 3/19/2021

    Surpassing Eliasberg: The Story of DLRC and the D.L. Hansen Collection

    The Eliasberg Collection has long stood as the pinnacle of privately-held US coin collections. With the advent of the Set Registry, a new challenger emerged with the goal to not only add over 50 years to the collection, but to eclipse it in terms of condition. This is DLRC's story of how it has worked with the D.L. Hansen Collection and the quest for the greatest collection of US coins. Speaker: John Brush.

    What You Need to Know in Order to Collect or Deal in Coins 3/19/2021

    What You Need to Know in Order to Collect or Deal in Coins

    Garofalo recently wrote a book that CDN will be publishing on tips for collectors and novice coin dealers. This presentation will cover the most important items for collectors and new coin dealers to know. Speaker: Michael Garofalo.

    The Early History of the Medallic Art Company, circa 1902-1920 3/19/2021

    The Early History of the Medallic Art Company, circa 1902-1920

    This presentation will shine some light onto the clouded history of the Medallic Art Co. (MACO) between 1902 to 1920. These "early years" follow the firm as it grew from a side project for an employee at a ladies handbag company, tell how bitter legal struggles almost left the young company bankrupt, and show that the foresight of a young entrepreneur transformed the firm into one of the most important producers of 20th-century medallic art in the United States. Speaker: Jesse Kraft.

    The Case for Variety Attribution in Certified Grading 3/19/2021

    The Case for Variety Attribution in Certified Grading

    This program will present the options for variety attribution of United States coins offered by NGC. It will provide examples of such varieties and reasons why both the submitters of coins and viewers of the website benefit from this attribution. Speaker: David W. Lange.

    UK Merchant Countermarked Dollars 3/19/2021

    UK Merchant Countermarked Dollars

    Spanish-American 8 reales were countermarked by business enterprises in the UK between about 1780 and 1830. Why was this? How did the system work? Hopefully these questions will be answered. Speaker: Eric Hodge.

    Bert Koper (1899-1963) of Winnipeg: A Canadian Numismatic Pioneer, Tragic Hero and Archetype 3/19/2021

    Bert Koper (1899-1963) of Winnipeg: A Canadian Numismatic Pioneer, Tragic Hero and Archetype

    Bert Koper (1899-1963), a Dutch immigrant to Winnipeg, almost single-handedly kept the torch of organized numismatics burning in Canada through the dark years of the Depression and World War II. His Park Coin Shop, Canadian Numismatic Art Society, and subsequent Canadian Coin Club Society (fl. 1935-1951) filled the gap between the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montreal's demise in 1934 and the Canadian Numismatic Association's birth in Ottawa in 1950. Numismatic literature aficionados collect his publications; his enthusiasm inspires collectors today. He nearly succeeded in organizing a nation-wide numismatics association. Koper burned out, but he passed the Canadian numismatic torch to the RCNA. He is Engel's local example of an unsung numismatist whose contribution to the hobby is worthy of research. You may find such numismatists in your own backyard.Speaker: Howard R. Engel.

    A Day at Heritage Auctions' New York Office 3/19/2021

    A Day at Heritage Auctions' New York Office

    Join Sarah Miller, Heritage Auctions' Deputy Managing Director of the New York Office, for a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the auction business. Hear about the fascinating coins that walk through the door and an update on the auction market in 2021. Speaker: Sarah Miller.

    Early American Paper Money 3/19/2021

    Early American Paper Money

    This presentation will consist of an overview of colonial and confederation era paper money, along with fascinating history behind selected bills. Speaker: Ray Williams.


    Interview with Ken Bressett 3/19/2021

    Interview with Ken Bressett

    Hear firsthand how Ken Bressett got started in numismatics, along with his experiences as the editor of the Whitman Guide Book for the past 60 years. Bressett is a longstanding pillar in the numismatic community with many books and awards to his name, including election to the National Numismatic Hall of Fame. Speaker: Ken Bressett.

    Solving the Mysteries of the Gaku Ichibu 3/19/2021

    Solving the Mysteries of the Gaku Ichibu

    The Gaku Ichibu is a rectangular coin from Japan minted in 1599. The first of a 250-year series of rectangular gold ichibu, there's shockingly little information available on the Gaku Ichibu in English. This presentation will chronicle Spurrier's research into the piece with many new insights on the type never before published outside of Japan, as well as corrections to current English references. Plenty of background information will be provided so no prior knowledge of the series is needed. Speaker: Lianna Spurrier.

    I Collect Weird Stuff: An Introduction to Numismatic Association Items 3/19/2021

    I Collect Weird Stuff: An Introduction to Numismatic Association Items

    Numismatic association items are related to collectors, dealers, and authors. Some are parts of groups of items like pinback buttons, numismatist mirrors, Civil War patriotic envelopes, trade cards, and promotional items. Some of the most fun items may be unique. Speaker: Pete Smith.

    AI Coin Grading: In the Past, Now, and in the Future 3/20/2021

    AI Coin Grading: In the Past, Now, and in the Future

    As the maker of the world's only publicly available AI Coin Grader, Denenberg will talk about how it was done in the past, how it's done now, and ways that could become accessible in the future. Speaker: Jonas Denenberg .

    From the War of 1812 to the Civil War: A Chronology of a Numismatic Marriage 3/20/2021

    From the War of 1812 to the Civil War: A Chronology of a Numismatic Marriage

    Images of Bust and Liberty Seated coins were selectively displayed on this country's obsolete paper money for much of the 19th century. This presentation first chronicles the presence of Bust coin images on the obsolete notes that circulated from the War of 1812 through the Hard Times Period (1837-1843). It then discusses the emergence of Liberty Seated coin images on scrip notes during the Hard Times period and also highlights their later presence on state bank notes. The final section explores Civil War scrip notes that display Liberty Seated coin images in the context of six New York City printers who produced many of these notes. Speaker: Garrett Ziss .

    How to Expand Coin Collecting to the Younger Generation 3/20/2021

    How to Expand Coin Collecting to the Younger Generation

    It's no mystery that people aren't as interested in coin collecting as previous decades; especially the younger generations. A 14-year-old collector recently stated that he was convinced that the younger generations believe coins and coin collecting are just for "old people." This just reinforces the reason why the hobby isn't being expanded to kids and young adults. This presentation will identify what is causing the problem and the solutions along with examples of organizations that are reaching out to the younger collectors. Speaker: Delmar Mineard Jr..

    Building Your Numismatic Reference Library in 2021 3/20/2021

    Building Your Numismatic Reference Library in 2021

    With increasing digitization, recent shifts in the hobby, and a wide variety of new books and magazines being published, it can be difficult to identify what you should include in your numismatic library today. This presentation will guide you through the process of building a strong, useful library in 2021 that will supplement your collection and remain an essential resource for years to come. Speaker: Kellen Hoard .

    Navigating the Auction Market for Ancient Coins 3/20/2021

    Navigating the Auction Market for Ancient Coins

    This presentation will be a good introduction for anyone interested in buying in today's auction landscape. You will learn from start to finish how best to find the most current auctions, research coins of interest, familiarize yourself with all the major (and minor) auction houses, understand cultural property restrictions and how it might impact your purchase, using auction representation, and finally getting your purchase delivered safely and securely. There is more than meets the eye when deciding to bid in an auction. Join Shanna Schmidt to learn more about this important component of collecting. Speaker: Shanna Schmidt.

    Fugio Coppers of 1787: Corruption and the First "Large Cent" 3/20/2021

    Fugio Coppers of 1787: Corruption and the First "Large Cent"

    Attend to learn about the United States first authorized coin used in commerce. We will explore the origins, the corruption, history, beauty, and market of these fascinating coins. The US government's experience with the Fugio copper helped make the case for the US mint. Speaker: Pierre Fricke.

    Collecting American Historical Medals: How to Define and Build a Meaningful Cabinet 3/20/2021

    Collecting American Historical Medals: How to Define and Build a Meaningful Cabinet

    American historical medals can be an overwhelming field, with dozens of references and hundreds of possible specializations. How can a collector meaningfully wrap their arms around it and gather a group of medals that adds up to more than the sum of their parts? Speaker: John Kraljevich.

    The Early Days of Online Numismatics 3/20/2021

    The Early Days of Online Numismatics

    This panel session will explore the early history of online numismatics, back in the days before personal computers or the internet as we know it today. Panelists include Jim Halperin of Heritage Auctions, E-Sylum Editor Wayne Homren, and George Cuhaj, who helped computerize records at the American Numismatic Society. Speakers: Wayne Homren, Jim Halperin, George Cuhaj, Craig Whitford.

    Collecting the Medals of George Washington 3/20/2021

    Collecting the Medals of George Washington

    Almost every early medal of Washington has a story. Musante will cover many of these stories and give an overview on the various ways these medals can be collected. There will also be plenty of time for questions and attendee comments. Speaker: Neil Musante.

    Early Spanish Colonial Counterstamps Identified on Coins Found in San Juan, Puerto Rico 3/20/2021

    Early Spanish Colonial Counterstamps Identified on Coins Found in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Munoz-Pando will discuss the five periods of Puerto Rican Numismatics and the finding of Early Spanish Colonial counterstamps in coins archaeologically dug in San Juan, Puerto Rico, including preliminary consequences and conclusions of these finds. Speaker: Roberto Munoz-Pando.

    The Coin Show Podcast 3/20/2021

    The Coin Show Podcast

    Matt Dinger and Mike Nottelmann have been bringing bring their unique perspectives on numismatics to the web for over 10 years with The Coin Show. The show covers a variety of topics in the world of numismatics with much-loved segments on the news and the best things that walked into their respective shops. This will be an opportunity to ask questions live and be part of the #1 podcast in numismatics! Speakers: Matt Dinger, Mike Nottelmann.

    The World of Elongated Coins 3/20/2021

    The World of Elongated Coins

    Today's modern elongated coins (also known as pressed pennies, squashed cents, rolled cents, and many other names) can trace their historical innovation to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. The first recorded commercial documentation of coins (both U.S. and World) being made with a press with a design on the roller to produce a new type of souvenir was done at the Exposition. A whole new numismatic collecting field was created and is growing even today in the U.S. and internationally. Speaker: Richard Jozefiak.

    First Numismatic Drawing of Puerto Rico & the LIGHT Countermark (Late 18th Century) 3/20/2021

    First Numismatic Drawing of Puerto Rico & the LIGHT Countermark (Late 18th Century)

    The first numismatic drawing was done during late 18th century in Puerto Rico by Mr. Jose Campeche (Puerto Rico's first renowned artist). Initially, the Spanish authorities on the Island thought the coin had a seditious countermark, that might read FlGHT instead of LIGHT. The Spanish authorities did a careful investigation upon encountering the coin, and they made a whole report on it. The documents and the drawing are found at the General Archive of the Indies. Speaker: Angel Navarro-Zayas.

    United States Classic Gold of 1834-1839 3/21/2021

    United States Classic Gold of 1834-1839

    Author Daryl Haynor will explore the Numismatic Literary Guild 2020 Book of the Year: United States Classic Gold Coins of 1834-1839. The presentation will focus on the historical section and explore the economic and political context of the 1830's, reveal historic documents never before published, and debunk many accepted numismatic tales. It is the only book written about the series, and already is the authoritative reference used by PCGS, NGC, Stack's, Heritage, et al. Speaker: Daryl Haynor.

    From William to Joe: 120 Years of Official Presidential Inaugural Medals 3/21/2021

    From William to Joe: 120 Years of Official Presidential Inaugural Medals

    This session will feature a high-level survey of the medals authorized to commemorate each presidential inauguration since 1901. Special attention will be paid to the history of the medallic tradition and to several unique pieces. Matthew is the author of "Official Inaugural Medals: A Guide," the first authoritative handbook on the topic since 1981. Speaker: Matthew Chiarello.

    Art and History: Philippine Emergency and Guerrilla Currencies During WWII 3/21/2021

    Art and History: Philippine Emergency and Guerrilla Currencies During WWII

    Emergency and Guerrilla currencies are collected due to their historical value, but it may also for their artistic significance. The Philippine 'Notgeld' differs far from German types due to differences in aesthetic and printing standards. The elements visually presented reflect the local identity and national economic struggle as a whole. Philippine Emergency and Guerrilla notes have more to offer than historical value. The next time you examine these notes you will remember the artists and the men behind the notes who once considered them as precious as life during the warring years. Speaker: Jayson Urquia Salibay.

    Note: this video is pending publication and not currently available. Contact NNPCurator@wustl.edu for further information.


    Chess and Coins 3/21/2021

    Chess and Coins

    This presentation will provide an examination of numismatic commemorations of world champions of chess, and of the Game of Kings itself. Learn about the numismatic celebrations of one of the world's oldest and most frequently played games, and of some of chess' champions. Speaker: Bob Bair.

    Coins in English Translations of the New Testament 3/21/2021

    Coins in English Translations of the New Testament

    This presentation reflects Sommers' collection of coins contemporary to English translations of the New Testament, from the Old English gloss of the Lindisfarne Gospels around 960 to the American Standard Version in 1901. This collection is intended to explore what coins the translators had available, why they might have used these coins in their translations, and how they compare and contrast. Speaker: Bill Sommers.

    SS Central America, Ship of Gold: Unusual Discoveries, Wonders, and Mysteries 3/21/2021

    SS Central America, Ship of Gold: Unusual Discoveries, Wonders, and Mysteries

    Bob Evans, Chief Scientist and Historian of the SS Central America Project, presents some of his favorite, lesser-known aspects of the fabulous treasure, its story, and the insights into mid-19th century American life that it reveals. Included will be a brief overview of the treasure's historical context and the shipwreck. This will be followed by discussion of some of Bob's favorite artifacts, numismatic and non-numismatic, scientific discoveries, and lingering mysteries, along with tales of the at-sea operations, the historical research, and maybe even a song or two. The SS Central America treasure has a lot of stories to tell, as does Bob. Speaker: Roberg Evans.

    Hidden Betts Medals 3/21/2021

    Hidden Betts Medals

    C. Wyllys Betts' book on medals does not include an illustration of every medal. Although most Betts medals were included in either the collections of John J. Ford, Jr. or John Adams, a few medals have never been sold or seen in public. I will present these medals for the first time. Speaker: Christopher McDowell.

    The Nation's Earliest Congressional Medals 3/21/2021

    The Nation's Earliest Congressional Medals

    The earliest U.S. Congressional medals, from the Quasi-War with France through the War of 1812, are largely unfamiliar today, even in numismatic circles. They were a statement of sovereignty by the young Republic and a technological headache for the first Mint. This talk provides an overview of these early Congressional awards and discusses numbers struck and rarity, differences between original versions, restrikes, and copies, the difficulties encountered by the Mint in making them, and the questions that still surround them. Speaker: Chris Neuzil.

    Tokens and Medals of the Wild West 3/21/2021

    Tokens and Medals of the Wild West

    The American settlement of what is now the western United States has long been romanticized in books, film, and television. Some of the famous stories that we associate with this period are based on fact while others are purely fictional. In this talk, we will explore some of these stories and discuss the usage and variety of tokens and medals in the western United States from the middle of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. Speaker: Michael Wehner.

    The Redfield Hoard 3/21/2021

    The Redfield Hoard

    Wachter gives a short history of the LaVere Redfield silver dollar hoard, including some biographical information and legends about the man himself. Speaker: John Wachter.

    Collecting American Colonials 101: Holding History in Your Hands 3/21/2021

    Collecting American Colonials 101: Holding History in Your Hands

    This presentation will provide a basic introduction to collecting American colonial coins and currency. It will address what colonials are, why collect them, how to collect them, and will contain basic advice on how to find, collect, grade, purchase, and care for colonial coins and currency, and more. Speaker: James Glickman.

    Disney Dollars: Currency with Character 3/21/2021

    Disney Dollars: Currency with Character

    Have you ever wondered what Disney Dollars are all about? What, you have never heard of Disney Dollars? This presentation will walk you through the magical world of Disney Dollars starting with the life of Walt Disney and his brother, Roy, the history of how it got started, descriptions of all the banknotes in the series, and the future of this highly collectible currency. Speaker: Kyle Anderson.

    Modern Chinese Counterfeits of US Coins 3/21/2021

    Modern Chinese Counterfeits of US Coins

    Since 2005 Chinese counterfeiters have flooded the numismatic marketplace with counterfeits of US coins. This presentation will identify series counterfeited, manufacturing methods, distribution channels, tips for identifying the fakes, and best practices in contacting law enforcement regarding counterfeit coins. Speaker: Beth Deisher.

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