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    The Shekel, vol. 20, no. 3 (Fall 1987)

    /1987

    Federal Code of Criminal Procedure concerning “Imitating Obligations or Securities — Advertisements/' This section prohibits a person from impressing or attaching advertise- ments on currency. Violations carry a maximum fine of $500. A Secret Service agent was dis- patched to personally hand deliver to Pearlman a letter requesting him to cease and desist voluntarily from the distribution of the labeled one- cent pieces. Pearlman agreed to de- sist and he also agreed to retrieve whatever coins were in circulation. Pearlman, who had been circulating the coins for about a month, thought that they would be difficult to recov- er because people would keep them as souvenirs. The day after the Inquirer story a


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 18, No. 2(101)

    3/15/1984

    U.S. LARGE CENTS - ALPHA AND OMEGA Donn Pearlman, NLG John D. Wright, NLG The following is a transcript of two radio interviews of John D. Wright by Donn Pearlman. The interviews took place at a Milwaukee coin show in July, 1983 and were aired on WBBM Radio 78, Chicago, on August 13 and 20, 1983. PEARLMAN: It was 190 years ago when the United States began producing its first regular issue coins, an important event in the early history of the fo


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    The Shekel, vol. 20, no. 3 (Fall 1987)

    /1987

    Federal Code of Criminal Procedure concerning “Imitating Obligations or Securities — Advertisements/' This section prohibits a person from impressing or attaching advertise- ments on currency. Violations carry a maximum fine of $500. A Secret Service agent was dis- patched to personally hand deliver to Pearlman a letter requesting him to cease and desist voluntarily from the distribution of the labeled one- cent pieces. Pearlman agreed to de- sist and he also agreed to retrieve whatever coins were in circulation. Pearlman, who had been circulating the coins for about a month, thought that they would be difficult to recov- er because people would keep them as souvenirs. The day after the Inquirer story a


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 18, No. 2(101)

    3/15/1984

    U.S. LARGE CENTS - ALPHA AND OMEGA Donn Pearlman, NLG John D. Wright, NLG The following is a transcript of two radio interviews of John D. Wright by Donn Pearlman. The interviews took place at a Milwaukee coin show in July, 1983 and were aired on WBBM Radio 78, Chicago, on August 13 and 20, 1983. PEARLMAN: It was 190 years ago when the United States began producing its first regular issue coins, an important event in the early history of the fo


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    CERTIFYING THE D.B. COOPER RANSOM BANKNOTES

    09/04/2016

    CERTIFYING THE D.B. COOPER RANSOM BANKNOTES http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n36a20.html Donn Pearlman writes: I read the story about the DB Cooper note in the last edition of The E-Sylum. I was present at PCGS Currency headquarters when the notes were being examined, and in some cases, pieced together like a jig-saw puzzle. I shot photos, and thought these would be interesting for your readers. Here's a selection of the photos Donn sent, along with captions and credits. Thanks!


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    1/1/1982

    nothing, but my rewards were in the doing. I became deeply involved in the study of coins, gained countless friends both in and outside of the hobby and did my bit to promote numismatics. Most important, I finally got off my duff. Ah, pardon me a minute. “Hey Leona, will ya get me another beer!” “Get off your duff and get it yourself, dummy! ” Well, fellow NLGers, looks like the honeymoon’s over. Pearlman, Reiter crack non-hobby market One of the most satisfying experiences a coin writer can have is selling a story to a publication outside the hobby. Among the NLG members enjoying this satisfaction in recent weeks are Donn Pearlman and Ed Reiter. Pearlman sold a story to Sky, the in-flight magazine of Delta Air Lines. The story, which appears in the February 1982 issue, brings readers up to date o


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    1/1/1982

    nothing, but my rewards were in the doing. I became deeply involved in the study of coins, gained countless friends both in and outside of the hobby and did my bit to promote numismatics. Most important, I finally got off my duff. Ah, pardon me a minute. “Hey Leona, will ya get me another beer!” “Get off your duff and get it yourself, dummy! ” Well, fellow NLGers, looks like the honeymoon’s over. Pearlman, Reiter crack non-hobby market One of the most satisfying experiences a coin writer can have is selling a story to a publication outside the hobby. Among the NLG members enjoying this satisfaction in recent weeks are Donn Pearlman and Ed Reiter. Pearlman sold a story to Sky, the in-flight magazine of Delta Air Lines. The story, which appears in the February 1982 issue, brings readers up to date o


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    The Numismatist, June 1989

    6/1/1989

    new colleaors of all ages. Kay has been named a Numismatic Ambassador by Numismatic News and serves as treasurer of the Numismatic Literary Guild. She is a member of the American Numismatic So- ciety and many state and local organiza- tions. Kay does not just join organizations but becomes involved and works for the promotion of the hobby. She will work for you as a member of the ANA Board. Donn Pearlman, R 92454 P.O. Box 750, Skokie. IL 60076 Award-winning Chicago broadcaster and numismatic writer Donn Pearlman con- ducted a precedent-setting 1977 investiga- tion of suspected overgrading by mail-order coin dealers. That probe, and later investi- gations with the Better Business Bureau, resulted in Pearlman receiving the Profes- sional Numismatists Guild’s “Sol Kaplan Award for Outstanding Servic


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    The Numismatist, December 1990

    12/1/1990

    Rogers— review; 103: 436. Passing the $2 buck, Bob Jackson— letter to the editor; 103: 1905. W.G. Kirchner— letter to the editor; 103: 1906. Gwen Stevens— letter to the editor; 103: 1905-06. Patillo, Ray W. Why not a 7-cent coin ! — letter to the ed- itor; 103; 1198. Patron support invited for Seattle conven- tion; 103: 27-28. Pearl black crown bridges numismatics and philately; 103: 1554-55 ill. Pearlman, “PEARLMAN’S PEOPLE: A ROYAL MISTAKE ’ A royal response, J. Julien— letter to the editor; 103: 1550-51. PEARLMAN, “PEARLMAN’S PEOPLE: AN ARM AND A LEGACY ” Sorry, wrong mintmark. Editor; 103: 511. Pearlman, Donn Pearlman’s people: An arm and a legacy; 103: 496. Believe it or don’t; 103; 1184. The Bill Fivaz stamp of approval; 103; 656. From Pearlman’s pit; 103: 2080. Getting your recommended dail


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    Numismatic Literary Guild: A 25-Year History, 1968-1993

    /1993

    1981-82 1982-83 Kenneth Bressett Q. David Bowers Q. David Bowers Virginia Culver Virginia Culver Bill Fivaz Bill Fivaz Donn Pearlman Donn Pearlman Anthony Swiatek 1983-84 1984-85 Kenneth Bressett Kenneth Bressett Bill Fivaz Bill Fivaz Lee Martin Lee Martin Donn Pearlman Donn Pearlman Anthony Swiatek Anthony Swiatek 1985-87 (Directors elected Tom DeLorey since 1985 have Col. Bill Murray served staggered Donn Pearlman one-year and two- Ed Reiter year terms under Anthony Swiatek new NLG bylaws) 1987-89 1989-90 Tom DeLorey Tom DeL


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    7/1/1981

    were quickly left behind in the very cool Napoleon Room of the New Orleans Hilton Hotel & Towers on Friday night, July 31. The room was well air-conditioned; it was NOT the N LG bash that put a chill in the air! A delicious array of Southern snacks ... including fresh oysters ... awaited Dash- goers. Alan Herbert, who opened the evening’s formal proceedings by announcing Master of Ceremonies Donn Pearlman, found a small pearl in one of his oysters. Herbert nearly missed his 10:45 p.m. cue because he was enjoying the festivities on Bourbon Street, but he nonetheless went from pearl to Pearlman in a rather smooth transition. Pearlman 1 s fourth annual Bash routine was filled with puns ("Have you seen the French Quarter?" "No, but I heard it sold well at the auction!"), and he found plenty of SIGNS O


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    Numismatic Literary Guild: A 25-Year History, 1968-1993

    /1993

    1981-82 1982-83 Kenneth Bressett Q. David Bowers Q. David Bowers Virginia Culver Virginia Culver Bill Fivaz Bill Fivaz Donn Pearlman Donn Pearlman Anthony Swiatek 1983-84 1984-85 Kenneth Bressett Kenneth Bressett Bill Fivaz Bill Fivaz Lee Martin Lee Martin Donn Pearlman Donn Pearlman Anthony Swiatek Anthony Swiatek 1985-87 (Directors elected Tom DeLorey since 1985 have Col. Bill Murray served staggered Donn Pearlman one-year and two- Ed Reiter year terms under Anthony Swiatek new NLG bylaws) 1987-89 1989-90 Tom DeLorey Tom DeL


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    7/1/1981

    were quickly left behind in the very cool Napoleon Room of the New Orleans Hilton Hotel & Towers on Friday night, July 31. The room was well air-conditioned; it was NOT the N LG bash that put a chill in the air! A delicious array of Southern snacks ... including fresh oysters ... awaited Dash- goers. Alan Herbert, who opened the evening’s formal proceedings by announcing Master of Ceremonies Donn Pearlman, found a small pearl in one of his oysters. Herbert nearly missed his 10:45 p.m. cue because he was enjoying the festivities on Bourbon Street, but he nonetheless went from pearl to Pearlman in a rather smooth transition. Pearlman 1 s fourth annual Bash routine was filled with puns ("Have you seen the French Quarter?" "No, but I heard it sold well at the auction!"), and he found plenty of SIGNS O


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    NLG Newsletter

    4/1/2011

    3 NLG DIRECTORS SEEK RE-ELECTION Nominations are now being accepted for three seats on the NLG Board of Directors. Three current members are completing two-year terms on the Board and seeking re-election. The three, all \\ ell-known figures on the national numismatic scene, are David T. Alexander, Donn Pearlman and Will Rossman. Under the Guild’s bylaws, members of the Board can serve two consecutive terms - a total of four years - but then must step down for at least one election cycle before running again. Alexander and Pearlman both had served on the Board previously before winning their current seats in 2009, but Rossman is serving his first-ever term. All are eligible for election to the Board for


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    American Numismatic Biographies

    11/3/2012

    stian Gobrecht. The New York medals were privately issued, see: "The Peale Museum Tokens" NUM Jan 1912 pp. 41-43 bio: ApCAB; BDAS; DAB; Drake; EAB; Fielding; NCAB 6; NYHSD; Stauffer; TCBDA; WAB; WWWA-H; NUM/NIN 6/94 Pearl, Oscar J. Collector Resident of New York City. The Pearl collection of large cents was offered at fixed prices in a catalog produced by Numismatic Gallery in the spring of 1944. Pearlman, Donn (Allan) Writer and Broadcaster (b. 5/2/1946 L2015) Bom in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Northern Illinois University and Kansas University 1964 to 1969. Married Frances Jakubowich January 25, 1969. They have a son. Employed as a broadcast journalist 1964 to 1996. He produced and narrated "Coin Collectors' Comer" on WBBM radio in Chicago from April 1982 through August 1989. In 1977 he recei


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    3/1/1982

    — pa( i ; 8- Judgment day is at hand for NLG writers (EDITOR’S NOTE: Donn Pearlman, well-known broadcast journalist, numismatic columnist and Bash emcee, undertook the difficult task of revamping the procedures for the NLG writing competition. In this report, he outlines the new setup.) By DONN PEARLMAN It’s NLG Awards time again — time to hunt down your best journalistic efforts and prepare them for entry in the annual awards competition. This year there are a few changes, so


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    American Numismatic Biographies

    11/3/2012

    stian Gobrecht. The New York medals were privately issued, see: "The Peale Museum Tokens" NUM Jan 1912 pp. 41-43 bio: ApCAB; BDAS; DAB; Drake; EAB; Fielding; NCAB 6; NYHSD; Stauffer; TCBDA; WAB; WWWA-H; NUM/NIN 6/94 Pearl, Oscar J. Collector Resident of New York City. The Pearl collection of large cents was offered at fixed prices in a catalog produced by Numismatic Gallery in the spring of 1944. Pearlman, Donn (Allan) Writer and Broadcaster (b. 5/2/1946 L2015) Bom in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Northern Illinois University and Kansas University 1964 to 1969. Married Frances Jakubowich January 25, 1969. They have a son. Employed as a broadcast journalist 1964 to 1996. He produced and narrated "Coin Collectors' Comer" on WBBM radio in Chicago from April 1982 through August 1989. In 1977 he recei


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    3/1/1982

    — pa( i ; 8- Judgment day is at hand for NLG writers (EDITOR’S NOTE: Donn Pearlman, well-known broadcast journalist, numismatic columnist and Bash emcee, undertook the difficult task of revamping the procedures for the NLG writing competition. In this report, he outlines the new setup.) By DONN PEARLMAN It’s NLG Awards time again — time to hunt down your best journalistic efforts and prepare them for entry in the annual awards competition. This year there are a few changes, so


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    NLG Newsletter

    1/1/2010

    3 NEW DIRECTORS JOIN NLG BOARD The NLG Board of Directors has three new members following the Guild’s recent election - but only one is totally new to the Board. Winners of the uncontested election were David T. Alexander, Donn Pearlman and Will Rossman. Alexander and Pearlman have served on the Board previously, but this is Rossman ’s first-ever term. All three are prominent members of the numismatic community, and all have been regular participants in NLG activities. Their names were placed on a ballot submitted to Guild members in May, along with an invi- tation for additional nominations. No other nominations were received,


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    Donn (Allan) Pearlman

    (1946 - )

    Donn (Allan) Pearlman (L2015)Born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Northern Illinois University and Kansas University 1964 to 1969. Married Frances Jakubowich January 25, 1969. They have a son. Employed as a broadcast journalist 1964 to 1996. He produced and narrated "Coin Collectors' Corner" on WBBM radio in Chicago from April 1982 through August 1989. In 1977 he received the PNG Sol Kaplan Award for Outstanding Se


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    ,DONN PEARLMAN ON THE WALTON NICKEL RE-DISCOVERY

    01/24/2016

    ,DONN Pearlman ON THE WALTON NICKEL RE-DISCOVERY http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n04a10.html Back to top DONN PEARLMAN ON THE WALTON NICKEL RE-DISCOVERY Donn Pearlman of Las Vegas, Nevada submitted this background information on the Walton nickel re-discovery. Thanks! -Editor As a follow up to the January 17, 2016 E-Sylum item, VIDEO: REDISCOVERY OF THE WALTON 1913 LIBERTY NICKEL, I thought read


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 12, No. 1(64)

    1/15/1978

    3; the Fifth Award in Poet Laureateship of California in 1962; the Silver Medallion of Honor from Roosevelt University in 1965, and was made Honorary Vice President of the Rittenhouse Society in 1 958. He lists his hobbies as being camping,' medieval pageantry, musical per- formance, and travel.) ************* AND MORE ABOUT OUR MEMBERS - as told by them in their own mini- autobiographies : "DONN Pearlman (EAC No. 660) is a 'born again' numismatist. He gave up four years of adolescent coin collecting when he discovered girls in early 1962, resuming his numismatic pursuits in 1975 when he walked past a downtown Chicago coin store and was astounded to see the price of Proof sets that year. •What has happened to coin prices?', he thought to himself. Since that wintry day more than three years ago, he


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 25, No. 1(142)

    1/15/1991

    A REVIEW BEST BUYS IN RARE COINS — John D. Wright, NLG Donn Pearlman has written another book — this one a delight for us collectors. To quote Donn 1 s note with the review copy of his book: Despite its title, the book emphasizes collecting rather than investing. However, if I'd called the book "HAVING FUN WITH RARE COINS WHILE UNWARY INVESTORS SWIM IN RED INK", the publisher would have rejected it. For those of you familiar with Donn ' s "Pearlman' s People" endp


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    7/1/1979

    2 Message from the Executive Director - Contd Please note my new address: 15915 Sierra Pass Way, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 and I welcome your comments. Sincerely, Virginia Culver Executive Director * * * THE BASH Donn Pearlman, Master of Cere- monies without peer, once again was at the helm of the Guild's festivi- ties. He overcame the usual handi- caps of no rehearsals, a minimum number of volunteers, practically no budget to cover normal items such as decorations and paid entertainment, but was nevertheless able to corral a surprisingly number of enthusiasts who made the evening a pleasurable one . It's not fair to h


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    9/1/1988

    Bowers took Book of the Year far The History of U.S. Coinage as Illustrated by the 6arrett Collection, while Ted Schwarz took Best Specialized Book with his Beginner's 6uide to Coin Collecting. Si 1 verpl ate bowls were used this year in place of the customary plaques, three-line texts such as MLS - 1980 DAVID ALEXANDER [script] Best Medal Article - Newspaper identified the several winners. Donn Pearlman was Emcee once more, dodging a massive gorilla (Chuck O'Donnell) in his maddened pursuit of Marcia Spangenberqer. Donn survived Halter Breen's on- stage appearance in a "Simon Says" routine with a presum- ably syngraphic damsel in T-shirt emblazoned "Virginia may be for Lovers, but Pennsylvania has Intercourse!" ANA time also saw changes in the executive director and editor's posts, Virginia Culv


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 12, No. 1(64)

    1/15/1978

    3; the Fifth Award in Poet Laureateship of California in 1962; the Silver Medallion of Honor from Roosevelt University in 1965, and was made Honorary Vice President of the Rittenhouse Society in 1 958. He lists his hobbies as being camping,' medieval pageantry, musical per- formance, and travel.) ************* AND MORE ABOUT OUR MEMBERS - as told by them in their own mini- autobiographies : "DONN Pearlman (EAC No. 660) is a 'born again' numismatist. He gave up four years of adolescent coin collecting when he discovered girls in early 1962, resuming his numismatic pursuits in 1975 when he walked past a downtown Chicago coin store and was astounded to see the price of Proof sets that year. •What has happened to coin prices?', he thought to himself. Since that wintry day more than three years ago, he


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 25, No. 1(142)

    1/15/1991

    A REVIEW BEST BUYS IN RARE COINS — John D. Wright, NLG Donn Pearlman has written another book — this one a delight for us collectors. To quote Donn 1 s note with the review copy of his book: Despite its title, the book emphasizes collecting rather than investing. However, if I'd called the book "HAVING FUN WITH RARE COINS WHILE UNWARY INVESTORS SWIM IN RED INK", the publisher would have rejected it. For those of you familiar with Donn ' s "Pearlman' s People" endp


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    7/1/1979

    2 Message from the Executive Director - Contd Please note my new address: 15915 Sierra Pass Way, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 and I welcome your comments. Sincerely, Virginia Culver Executive Director * * * THE BASH Donn Pearlman, Master of Cere- monies without peer, once again was at the helm of the Guild's festivi- ties. He overcame the usual handi- caps of no rehearsals, a minimum number of volunteers, practically no budget to cover normal items such as decorations and paid entertainment, but was nevertheless able to corral a surprisingly number of enthusiasts who made the evening a pleasurable one . It's not fair to h


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    9/1/1988

    Bowers took Book of the Year far The History of U.S. Coinage as Illustrated by the 6arrett Collection, while Ted Schwarz took Best Specialized Book with his Beginner's 6uide to Coin Collecting. Si 1 verpl ate bowls were used this year in place of the customary plaques, three-line texts such as MLS - 1980 DAVID ALEXANDER [script] Best Medal Article - Newspaper identified the several winners. Donn Pearlman was Emcee once more, dodging a massive gorilla (Chuck O'Donnell) in his maddened pursuit of Marcia Spangenberqer. Donn survived Halter Breen's on- stage appearance in a "Simon Says" routine with a presum- ably syngraphic damsel in T-shirt emblazoned "Virginia may be for Lovers, but Pennsylvania has Intercourse!" ANA time also saw changes in the executive director and editor's posts, Virginia Culv


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    The Numismatist, December 1990

    12/1/1990

    l- lenbeck: Convention provides open forum; 103: 1546 ai. Dealers missed opportunities in Seat- tle; 103: 1722 ai. Head nonh to Alaska on a numismatic cruise; 103: 363. Heritage prepares for Seattle auction; 103: 1209-10. Jewel of a show in the Emerald City; 103: 1735-39 ill. Medals of Merit honor outstanding sup- porters; 103: 1574-75. Patron support invited for Seattle con- vention; 103: 27-28. Pearlman’s people: scribblings from Seat- tle, Donn Pearlman; 103: 1888. Seattle committee readies for ANA con- vention; 103: 1208 ai. Seattle souvenir card features $1,000 note; 103: 1411. Share your expertise at the Numismatic Theatre; 103: 26. Talented YNs exhibit at convention; 103: 1566-67 ill. Tentative schedule of events; 103 : 1049- 55. Thinking of exhibiting?; 103: 202. ANA-CONVENTION, lOOTH ANNI


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    The Numismatist, December 2004

    12/1/2004

    Gene Hessler; 117(7): 36-41 ill. See also U.S.— PAPER MONEY Paper money of the United States, Arthur L. & Ira S. Friedberg — book review; 117(4): 77 ill. Pass the days with Oceana; 1 1 7(1 ): 30 ill. Passionate collecting; 117(5): 33 ill. PAUL, WILLIAM P. Looking for proof?; 1 17(1): 28 ill. Payback, Colorado style; 117(10): 29. Paying your dues; 1 17(12): 79 ill. PCGS celebrates; 117(6): 27 ill. Pearlman, "PEARLMAN'S PERSPECTIVES: YOU HAUL" In it for the long haul, Richard Kurtz — letter to the editor; 117(1): 14-15. Jim Reynolds — letter to the editor; 117(1): 15. Pearlman, Donn Pearlman's perspectives: Are we having FUN yet?; 117(3): 112ill. California whine country; 117(4): 112 ill. The cent of New York City; 1 1 7(1 0): 128 ill. Exhibit A: The disappearing display; 117(7): 128 ill. It's not j


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    NLG Newsletter

    3/1/1992

    NLG NEWSLETTER Quarterly Publication of the Numismatic Literary Guild, Inc. Volume 22. Number 4 March. 1992 COIN MARKET BOUNCES BACK AS PUBLIC SEARCHES FOR 94- S DIME Innovative Move Credited to NLG Member Donn Pearlman Dallas, Texas was the scene of the ANA/PNG Early Spring Convention during the last week of February, and despite mixed reviews from the dealers attending the gathering, there was at least one unqualified success in the four day show: a press conference, organized by NLG member Donn Pearl- man, that found its way into more than one million homes. In the process, it brought home to individuals who


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    NLG Newsletter

    4/1/2009

    IT’S ELECTION TIME TOO! I'hree seats on the NLG Board of Directors - each for a two-year term - will be filled in this year’s election. Three prominent members of the numismatic community - David T. Alexander, Donn Pearlman and Will Rossman - have agreed to serve on the Board if the membership wishes. David Alexander is a well-known cataloger, currently employed by Stack’s, a prolific writer and a highly respected scholar who served the NLG as executive director through most of the 1980s. Donn Pearlman is the hobby’s leading publicist as president of his own Las Vegas public relations firm. He launched this business


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    The Shekel, vol. 20, no. 3 (Fall 1987)

    /1987

    J 1 \ PHILADELPHIA STORY By Peter S. Horvitz \ Alvin Irving Pearlman (1930- 1984), always called A1 or “Big Al,” was one of the most prominent Jew- ish politicians in the history of Phil- adelphia. He was also one of the most controversial, with some as- pects of his career even managing to invade the field of numismatics. This was with his introduction in the political campaign of 1982 of the infamous “A1 Pearlman Pennies.” For those not familiar with the con- tr


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    American Numismatic Association, 1989

    /1989

    ANA COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS Page 2 Named to the Consumer Protection Committee are: Bill Atkinson, chairman; Governors Bressett, board liaison, and Pearlman; Fivaz; John Iddings; Dick Baca; Orville Grady; Will Jordon; and Dennis Misiak. Named to the Education Committee are: Governor Wilson, chairman; and Mike Greenspan. Named to the Exhibits Committee are: Bob Kriz, chairman and chief judge; Vice President Rochette, board liaison; Governor Wilson; and Will Jordon. Named to the Finance Committee are: Governor Ganz, chairman; President Hallenbeck; Vice


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    Winning Ways: Official Publication of Women in Numismatics, vol. 7, no. 1

    1/1/1998

    VOLUME 7 NO. 1 JANUARY. 1998 Rare Coins Worth Pretty Penny By Donn Pearlman Donn Pearlman gives readers a behind the scenes look at A.N.A.'s New York publicity stunt— 'Coin Drop.' W ould you use a 1914-D Lincoln cent to purchase a loaf of bread? How about a 1909-S V.D.B. to buy a pretzel? Most collectors dream about finding a rare coin in circulation, but what about deliberately spending a valuable coin as pocket change? This past summer. 1 helped put more than a thousan


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    Numismatic Literary Guild: A 25-Year History, 1968-1993

    /1993

    Coin Collecting." Silver-plate bowls were used this year in place of the customary plaques. The handsome bowls bore three-line texts: NLG- 1980/ Name of Recipient/ and Category. Donn Pearlman was emcee once more, dodging a massive gorilla (Chuck O'Donnell) in his maddened pursuit of Marcia Spangenberger. Donn survived Walter Breen's appearance in a "Simon Says" routine with a syngraphic damsel in T-shirt emblazoned "Virginia may be for Lovers, but Pennsylvania has Intercourse!" ANA time also saw changes in the executive director's and editor's posts. Virginia Culver was succeeded by P


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    7/1/1981

    --PAGE 4 — From the Desk of the Director Dear NLGers , Congratulations to the winners of the NLG writing awards! (Winners' names will be found elsewhere in this issue.) My thanks and those of the Guild go to the judges this year. Your votes gave the following people a seat on the board: Ken Bressett, Virginia Culver, Dave Bowers, Donn Pearlman and Bill Fivaz. Ed Reiter has agreed to become your editor with this issue. As change seems to be the best way for a group to progress, this will be my last message as your executive director. Paul Whitnah will handle the assignment hencef or th . The writing contest is the most time-consuming duty of the director. In order to pass the workload around, Donn Pearlman has agreed to handle the conte


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    7/1/1981

    — PAGE 7 — (FROM PAGE 6) Best Book: "The Comprehensive Catalog of U.S. Paper Money" by GENE HESSLER. Best Club Publication, Membership Over 100: The Shekel (NATHAN SOBEL, editor; DAVID ALEXANDER, new editor). Best Magazine Article or Series on Coins: "The $30 Lincoln Cent Set" by BILL MURRAY and "A Coin Dealer Who Doesn’t Make the Grade" by DONN Pearlman. Best Magazine Article or Series on Tokens or Medals: "Shaping a Historic Medal" by ED REITER. Best Magazine Article or Series on Paper Money: "Collecting First Ladies' Signed Bank Checks" by WALTER 0STR0MECKI. Best Club Publication, Membership Under 100: Diablo Die Break (DENNIS DANIEL, editor). Best Catalog: The Garrett Sale, Part 4 (Bowers & Ruddy Galleries, WILLIAM HAWFIELD, president) . Best


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    1/1/1982

    -PAGE 2- Coming: a new writing contest (EDITOR’S NOTE: Donn Pearlman, well-known broadcast journalist, numismatic columnist and Bash emcee, has accepted the difficult task of revamping the procedures for the NLG writing competition. In this report, he tells of his progress to date.) By DONN PEARLMAN A funny thing happened on the way to the Bash . . . A few hours prior to last year’s NLG Bash in New Orleans, I was asked to take over the 1982 NLG literary awards — t


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    9/1/1982

    LG Network in Boston the evening of August 20. With the able support from Alan Herbert (a kind of off-center Ed McMahon), Nawrocki kept things mov- ing at a fast and sometimes furious pace. And the audience . . .a capa- city crowd of well over 100 members and guests . . . responded enthus- iastically, keeping the air filled with laughter in the Commonwealth Room of the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Donn Pearlman, popular emcee of other recent Bashes, couldn't be on hand for this year's show. However, he was there in spirit - - and on magnetic tape. Pearlman sent along tape-recorded greetings, which were played at the outset of the show. He also sent- a second tape on which he explained details of this year's writing competition. Pearlman had rewritten the rules for the writing contest and also had overse


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    7/1/1984

    ANNUAL NLG BASH (con'c) 5 Credit Kit" made up of an IOU pad and pencil, given to David T. Alexander in recognition of his joining the ranks of the nation's unem- ployed just before the Bash. Continuing with the Olympic theme, with es- pecial references throughout the festivities to the U.S. Olympic coinage, the MC intro- duced Chicago radio columnist Donn Pearlman, who then directed the Olympic Coin Dipping Competition, staffed by dealers Anthony Swiatek and Scott Travers. In these worthies' hands, the skit saw transformation of coaster-sized coins into Roosevelt dimes, a tribute to Travers as winner, or "Dip of the Year." During the actual dipping, Pearlman conducted an off- stage grading discussion with ANACS Director Ken Bressett relating to the practic


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    Numismatic Literary Guild Newsletter

    3/1/1986

    Pearltnan s People by Donn Pearlmann Hello 1 This is the second edition of this very informal , comput- er-generated newsletter Response to the first issue was rather good, so here's goes Vol I No 2 of "Pearlman's People." Some family members and friends have expressed concerns about the possibility of me going on a space mission My wife, Fran, has repeatedly warned me "It will be difficult to get on board the shuttle with two brok


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    The Centinel, vol. 25, no. 3

    3/1/1978

    CBS Affiliates Air Introduction to Coins Listeners to radio stations served by the CBS Radio Stations News Service in nine major cities received a one- week introduction to the joys of coin collecting in a special five-part broad- cast series. The programs were aired during National Coin Week, April 16-22. Donn Pearlman, winner of a dozen Associated Press and United Press In- ternational awards for news broad- casting and recipient of the 1977 Pro- fessional Numismatists Guild “Sol Kaplan Award for Outstanding Service to Numismatics,” had produced, writ- ten and narrated these coin collecting reports. Pearlman is an anchorman reporter at WBBM NEWSRADIO 78 in Chicago. The broadcasts provided an intro- duction to


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    Winning Ways: Official Publication of Women in Numismatics, vol. 7, no. 1

    1/1/1998

    VOLUME 7 NO. 1 JANUARY. 1998 Rare Coins Worth Pretty Penny By Donn Pearlman Donn Pearlman gives readers a behind the scenes look at A.N.A.'s New York publicity stunt— 'Coin Drop.' W ould you use a 1914-D Lincoln cent to purchase a loaf of bread? How about a 1909-S V.D.B. to buy a pretzel? Most collectors dream about finding a rare coin in circulation, but what about deliberately spending a valuable coin as pocket change? This past summer. 1 helped put more than a thousan


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    The Shekel, vol. 20, no. 3 (Fall 1987)

    /1987

    J 1 \ PHILADELPHIA STORY By Peter S. Horvitz \ Alvin Irving Pearlman (1930- 1984), always called A1 or “Big Al,” was one of the most prominent Jew- ish politicians in the history of Phil- adelphia. He was also one of the most controversial, with some as- pects of his career even managing to invade the field of numismatics. This was with his introduction in the political campaign of 1982 of the infamous “A1 Pearlman Pennies.” For those not familiar with the con- tr


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