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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An Introduction to Numismatic Research
Presentation material for Roger Burdette's presentation at the Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium held April 27-29, 2023.
King of Morgan Dollars Revisited
The 1895 Morgan dollar is used as an example case for Burdette's Newman Portal Symposium presentation "An Introduction to Numismatic Research."
A Pocketful of Parks
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.
Coin Makers: People of the First U.S. Mint
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.
French Liberty, the American Civil War, and the So-Called "Confederate Cent"
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.
The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection
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.
An Introduction to Numismatic Research
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.
You Can't Take it with You: Estate & Tax Strategies for Your Coins
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.
Liberty Seated Collectors Club Meeting & Buy the Best You Can Afford
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.
History and Highlights from Omaha's Byron Reed Collection
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.
U.S. Mint Coin Designs and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
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.
Crypto, Criminals, and the Future of Money with Q&A with Rob Rodriguez & James Passin
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.
Beautifully Toned Silver Dollars: Market Conditions Past, Present, and Future
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 & Co Gold Coins: Enabling a Mining Economy to Function, and "Making" Denver, Colorado
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.
A Gentle Introduction to VAMs
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's Engraving History
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
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.
The First Family: Counterfeit Flowing Hair Half Dollars from 1813
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.
Lessons Learned from the Sale of a Seated Dollar Collection
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.
The Making of 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. Speaker: Mike Nottelmann.