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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Presentation material for Roger Burdette's presentation at the Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium held April 27-29, 2023.
The 1895 Morgan dollar is used as an example case for Burdette's Newman Portal Symposium presentation "An Introduction to Numismatic Research."
From 2010-2021, the United States Mint produced 56 new quarter designs authorized by the "America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008." The artwork designs on these new coins offered a unique way to connect the public to the powerful stories and spectacular scenery embodied in "America's best idea" - the National Parks. Designs needed to convey the power and importance of place, capture how each place wanted to be known and remembered, have strong public appeal, and provide educational value. Artists were tasked with representing America's majestic landscapes as well as its storied past on a very small canvas. Developing artwork to meet all of these goals proved challenging and sometimes contentious. This presentation examines how artwork for the quarters was selected and reviewed, controversies that erupted, and some of the ways that the new coins were launched and introduced to the public. Speakers: Ellen Anstey, David Byers.
Mark Borckardt discusses various individuals employed at the first Philadelphia Mint including officers, clerks, and workmen. Those people were the men, and a few women, who made the coins that we collect today. Speaker: Mark Borckardt.
The French Liberty motif on commercial and Civil War tokens, by Robert Lovett, Jr., was derived from a French Revolutionary design by Augustin Dupre, designer of the Libertas Americana medal. First used on a token for the Marshall House Hotel in Alexandria, VA, which was the scene of the first blood of the American Civil War, the motif was later copied by others and eventually used for the "Confederate cent." Eckberg will discuss all of these aspects of the design. Speaker: Bill Eckberg.
Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions, speaks on the Texas collector Harry W. Bass, Jr. and his numismatic endeavors. Bass collected widely, with specialties in U.S. gold, pattern pieces, and numismatic literature. A World War II veteran, Bass was active in oil and real estate and worked within the hobby to promote scholarship within American numismatics. He was influential in the computerization of the American Numismatic Society collection, one of the earliest such efforts in the formative days of the Internet. The Bass collection continues to draw headlines today, with the recent offering of the Bass reference sets by Heritage Auctions. Speaker: Greg Rohan.
This presentation introduces collectors to tools and techniques used in numismatic research. It will describe practical methods for locating and using public resources such as the Newman Numismatic Portal, Library of Congress, and National Archives. Speaker: Roger W. Burdette.
This presentation addresses the financial implications, family dynamics, tax-efficient strategies, and traps to avoid when transitioning from acquiring coins to their eventual distribution. Speaker: Jeff Pritchard.
This session includes Liberty Seated Collectors Club business following by a presentation from Len Augsburger on the topic "Buy the Best You Can Afford." An old numismatic saw, this advice holds that higher condition pieces appreciate faster than lower-graded examples. Does this belief hold up to data-driven analysis? Speaker: Liberty Seated Collectors Club.
Museum collections are far more vast and nuanced than what can be seen or experienced in an exhibition gallery. This is especially true with numismatic collections. Join a former curator of Omaha's Byron Reed collection to see the historical breadth and depth contained within one of the iconic 19th-century numismatic collections in the U.S. Speaker: Carrie J. Meyer.
Dr. Lawrence Brown was appointed to the Citizens Coin Advisory Committee (CCAC) by the Treasury Secretary in 2019 and was appointed in 2022 and reappointed in 2023 by the Treasury Secretary to serve as CCAC Chairperson. A lifelong coin collector since the age of 12, Dr. Brown is a physician specializing in Addiction Medicine and Public Health. Brown will speak on his experiences as CCAC Chairperson and the role of the public, the numismatic community, and the CCAC in guiding the design of American coinage.
The process of designing US coins and metals is quite comprehensive and includes the Legislative and Executive Branches of government. Many in the numismatic community are unaware of the role they can play in this process or the role of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). Authorized in 2003, the CCAC serves as an informed, experienced, and impartial resource to the Treasury Secretary. Speakers: Lawrence Brown.
Cryptocurrency has made headlines over the past couple years as prices soared to new heights... and crashed. Join us for a discussion about what cryptocurrency is, along with breakdown of some of the important headlines from the past couple years. Includes Q&A with James Passin and Rob Rodriguez, which followed the video premiere. Speakers: Robert Rodriguez, James Passin.
Andrew Kimmel, President of Paragon Numismatic Inc., explores the world of beautifully toned silver dollars. Learn about toning sources, color patterns, and how specialists assign market value. You'll love what you see and hear! Speaker: Andrew Kimmel.
Clark & Gruber territorial gold coins enabled Denver, Colorado and its economy to initially develop, and to rapidly grow and expand. Those legendary coins provide today's coin collector with historic, scarce, and desirable collectables from the 19th Century days of the "Wild West!" Speaker: Bob Bair.
Join Baumgart presents an introduction to what VAMs are, how and why people collect them, and how the Newman Portal has helped with their study. Speaker: John Baumgart.
Robert Scot was best known as the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, but he also created important engravings throughout the American Revolution and led the engraving effort to expand illustrated scientific books in early America. Scot's designs for coinage and federal revenue stamps were shaped by global political turmoil and forged an authoritative expression of national identity for the United States. Speaker: William Nyberg.
The Sponsian Double Aureus is in the Hunterian Coin Cabinet at the University of Glasgow. Tavory's research will refute Paul Pearson's recent research claiming that the Sponsian Double Aureus is genuine and that it confirms his existence as an usurper during the Third Century Crisis. Speaker: Matthew Tavory.
This presentation covers the entire known history of a group of Flowing Hair half dollar counterfeits made in or around 1813, but erroneously dated 1787, 1878, and 1887. Speaker: Winston Zack.
The M&S Petty Collection, built by Stephen Petty and his son, Mark, numbers among the few complete sets of Seated dollars ever assembled. Sold by Legend Rare Coin Auctions in July 2022, the set included the ultra-rare 1870-S dollar, previously owned by F. C. C. Boyd, and by far the finest known examples of the 1850-O dollar. In this presentation, Stephen Petty shares lessons learned from the formation and sale of this remarkable set. Speaker: Stephen Petty.
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. Speaker: Mike Nottelmann.
Covid life altered the coin market in ways we could not have expected. Post-Covid we will see markets shift again. Is this a case of what goes up must come down? Should we worry? Speaker: Ben TheCoinGeek.
Where did our gold-free, legal tender currency come from? This new book tells how the colony of Massachusetts Bay invented modern currency by shifting money's foundation from intrinsically valuable goods-such as gold and silver-to the taxation of the state. Weaving economics, law, and American history, the invention is attributed to the special character and circumstances of the Puritans who created English America's first intellectual center and trade hub. Speaker: Dror Goldberg.
For almost a thousand years the Eastern Roman Empire (called "Byzantine" by most Western scholars) maintained a vigorous urban economy based on a stable and abundant coinage. Long neglected by collectors, Byzantine coins are enjoying a growing level of interest. This talk, based on over 25 years of increasingly serious collecting, reviews the entire span of the Empire's complex numismatics. Speaker: Mike Markowitz.
The Liberty Cap has been an enduring image on U.S. coinage since the 1790s. Originally the symbol of manumission (slaveholders freeing slaves), this presentation examines three historical numismatic vignettes in which the intersection of the Liberty Cap with American slavery is poignant, thought provoking, and at times tragically ironic. Speaker: Jeff Pritchard.
The purpose of this presentation is to guide the viewer along the journey of events that led up to the development of U.S. Postage Currency, its transition to Fractional Currency, along with the development of the National Currency Bureau (now the Bureau of Engraving and Printing). We'll touch upon the influence the development of Postage and Fractional Currency had on the currency we use today and its passage into obscurity. Exploring the many varieties and the fascinating history behind these folding coins is an opportunity that awaits the viewer interested in studying this fascinating part of our numismatic legacy. Speaker: Jerry Fochtman.
Anna Powell Jones (1807-1864) and Rebecca Salisbury (1816-1891) spent decades building a collection which would eventually become the foundation of the numismatic collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Little recognized today, they actively participated in the early development of numismatics in the United States and were well-known to their contemporaries. Through their manuscript catalogues, the marginalia in their books, and otherwise ephemeral clues, it is possible to start getting reacquainted with them. Speaker: Patrick McMahon.
For over a century, the transition of the 1909 United States minor coinage has been studied and written about. Recently science and technology was used to discover anomalies in the reverse design that led to the discovery of the 1910 LWC with the reverse only used in 1909. Also discovered was the Class III reverses and how they came to be. Speaker: Shawn Tew.
American Numismatic Association Curator Doug Mudd answers questions on the ANA Museum collection, following a feature video on the subject, produced by the Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium. Speaker: Douglas Mudd.
The subject of the medals and counterstamps issued for Lafayette's 1824 visit has recently begun to undergo a more critical examination based on all the facts and circumstances of the times. Conour and Gammill's research has enabled the development of a coherent thesis to answer many of the questions concerning these medallic issues. Several misconceptions as to their origin will be addressed. Additionally, they will present a brief outline of their upcoming book on this subject. Speakers: John F. Conour & Dr. Ronald B. Gammill.
Pat Flynn, President of the Fairfax Coin Club in Vienne, Virginia, will talk about how the club has grown to over 150 members in just six years since its founding. Flynn will discuss things they've done to keep engagement and retain membership, providing new ideas for other club officials. Speaker: Pat Flynn.
This presentation will discuss the major events, personalities, and trends in the field of Reformation Numismatics (Reformationsnumismatik) in North America and Europe between 1983 and present, with a major focus on significant auctions, reference works, and collections related to Martin Luther and the 16th century Reformation. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Harmelink.
In normal circumstances, the French silver coin of 1/12 Ecu (equal to 5 sols tournois) would have remained an unremarkable piece of small change. However, a sudden fashion craze in the Ottoman empire created a huge demand for the coin. This gave speculators and a bunch of minor princes with minting authority the arbitrage opportunity to make a lot of money. The scam soon followed. Join us as we follow the story of this little coin and the various principalities that decided to join the party. Speaker: Deven Kane.
Keicho ichibu were minted in Japan from 1601 to 1695, and there's been no significant research into this wildly diverse issue in the English-speaking world. Depending on the source, it's claimed that there are anywhere from three to twelve significant types. Follow along as Spurrier untangles this mess, separating out the major and minor types, with significantly more historical context than published anywhere else in English. Background information will be discussed and no prior knowledge of the series is required. Speaker: Lianna Spurrier.
This presentation focuses on some of the unusual types of 1 rupee coins of King Edward VII minted during his reign between 1901 and 1910. It will document the different varieties of 1 rupee coins that were minted for circulation (not proof or pattern coins) during this short period of time. This will be an updated version of the article "The 1 Rupee Coin of King Edward VII" published in the Autumn 2023 Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society. Speaker: Amol A. Warrick.
The Judd-6 Birch cent has not been seen publicly since it was sold by Bowers and Merena in the 1981 Garrett Collection. Eckberg presents new, high-resolution images that have allowed a complete reappraisal of the coin and its position in American numismatics, as well as a new analysis of the meaning of its inscriptions. Speaker: Bill Eckberg.
Everyone's favorite numismatic podcasters once again join the Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium for compelling and pointed insights into today's coin market. Speakers: Russ Bega & Mike Nottelmann.
Shortly after Pearl Harbor, in early WWII, President Roosevelt released Executive Order 9066 that caused the internment of Japanese American citizens. Numerous camps were set up in the U.S., mainly in the interior of the western states. The three presenters have been studying the various forms of money used at these camps and have learned of many kinds and purposes. These will be presented in an illustrated talk and discussed at some length. Speakers: Ray Feller & Steve Feller.
Join Mark Borckardt for a brief history of large cents, emphasizing the modern era from the start of Early American Coppers in 1967. He will review the beginnings of the one cent coin at the Philadelphia Mint, discuss important collectors and collections, invaluable literature, and the organization of EAC. Speaker: Mark Borckardt.
This gold coin honored Queen Victoria's ascension to the British Throne, symbolized the rise of England to world power status in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, and illustrated the incredible artistic genius of its designer, William Wyon! The epic literary origins of "Una and the Lion" are reflected in this awe-inspiring coin design developed by Wyon and the historic impacts (both positive and negative) of the Victorian Era are considered as well in this presentation. Speaker: Bob Bair.